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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set Posted on Jun 30

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

The MBTA in July will hold a public hearing to review an Equivalent Facilitation Request by the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project. The hearing will be held as follows: Thursday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, Somerville, Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, 290 Washington Street. The Equivalent   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase Posted on Jun 27

Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase

Governor Deval Patrick today launched the next phase of work to make Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) the first and only airport in the country to entirely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its airport-controlled operations. The implementation phase announced today includes execution of energy conservation measures   …Continue Reading Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase

MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens Posted on Jun 27

MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the Wareham Village Station on the CapeFLYER line. Service to the Wareham Village Station will start today June, 27th at the new stop, located off of Main Street in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1 Posted on Jun 26

RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles Division reminds customers of changes to three RMV fees effective July 1, 2014. Transportation finance legislation passed by the Legislature last year required MassDOT to generate its own additional revenue to help fund future budgets. The plan approved by the   …Continue Reading RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition Posted on Jun 24

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

An MBTA team won the Customer Service event in this month’s 2014 APTA International Rail Rodeo competition held in Montreal. The Operations Team of Green Line employees Jimmy Zhu and George Kilroy placed 1st in Customer Service and 5th overall competing with 15 transit agency   …Continue Reading MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

#DOTSPEAK Highway Safety Message Contest Posted on Jun 24

#DOTSPEAK Highway Safety Message Contest

On the heels of the USE YAH BLINKAH highway safety campaign, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey joined Highway Administrator Frank DePaola and Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue to announce the agency’s #DOTSPEAK contest to solicit the best messages from motorists on   …Continue Reading #DOTSPEAK Highway Safety Message Contest

Bay State Bike Week: Thank You! Posted on Jun 20

Bay State Bike Week: Thank You!

MassDOT, MassBike, and MassRIDES thanks everyone for all of the hard work put into making Bay State Bike Week a success! We were thrilled to see returning and brand new events this year throughout Massachusetts, from bike breakfasts to group rides and so many other   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Thank You!

Governor Patrick Leads Lynn Broadway Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 19

Governor Patrick Leads Lynn Broadway Groundbreaking

Governor Deval Patrick today kicked off the reconstruction of a half-mile segment of Broadway/Route 129 in Lynn. The project will completely rebuild a key segment of Broadway between Wyoma Square and Flax Pond that connects regional traffic to Routes 1, 1A, and I-95/Route 128, and   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Leads Lynn Broadway Groundbreaking

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved Posted on Jun 18

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today awarded a $210 million contract for the South Coast Rail Project, officially moving the much-anticipated project from planning into construction. “South Coast Rail will be a game changer for the region, providing a reliable public transit option for residents   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

Green Line Extension Workforce Development Posted on Jun 18

Green Line Extension Workforce Development

MassDOT and the MBTA have launched the Massachusetts Workforce Initiative Now (MassWIN) Green Line Extension Workforce Development program to identify, assess, train, and place community members into transportation related careers. MassWIN is a pilot project with the mission of building a sustainable workforce from local   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Workforce Development