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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! Posted on Nov 24

Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward Posted on Nov 24

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced Posted on Nov 20

I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at   …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board Posted on Nov 19

Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.   …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting Posted on Nov 18

McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting

MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting

MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening Posted on Nov 17

MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll along with federal, state and local officials to officially open the new Salem Intermodal Facility including a 700-car parking garage at the Salem Commuter Rail Station. The facility also features bus, bike and Zipcar   …Continue Reading MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening

Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15 Posted on Nov 12

Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

On Saturday, November 15, Acting MassDOT Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola will rededicate the Callahan Tunnel that carries traffic from Downtown to East Boston and Logan Airport. The tunnel is named in honor of Lt. William F. Callahan Jr., a Newton soldier killed in the   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Rededication Set for November 15

RMV: 30,000 Veterans Add Indicator to License Posted on Nov 11

RMV: 30,000 Veterans Add Indicator to License

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced 30,000 Massachusetts veterans have elected to add the Veterans Indicator to their driver license and ID cards since the feature became available in 2012. “The Registry is pleased that we have reached 30,000 veterans across the   …Continue Reading RMV: 30,000 Veterans Add Indicator to License

Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” Posted on Nov 10

Governor Patrick Rededicates "Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center"

Governor Deval Patrick today rededicated South Station as “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” in recognition of the former Governor’s devotion to public transportation and advocacy. Today’s ceremony at the newly-named South Station included the unveiling of a plaque on the corner of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95? Posted on Nov 10

Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?

If you’ve traveled along I-95 in Amesbury lately, you’re probably wondering about those unusual looking white blocks along the highway. The blocks are made of Expanded Polystyrene (or EPS), and are a creative solution to a challenge on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project. The blocks   …Continue Reading Amesbury: What are those white blocks along I-95?