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Monthly Archives: March 2015

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered Posted on Mar 18

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered

Refurbished Green Line trolleys have started to make their way back to Boston, following significant work at the Alstom plant in New York. “This is a great first step toward improving service on the Green Line,” said interim MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “As these   …Continue Reading First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered

New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design Posted on Mar 17

New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design

The John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge across the Merrimack River was dedicated in 1954 to honor the acclaimed 19th century poet and abolitionist from Haverhill. But when the Massachusetts Department of Public Works (MDPW) designed the span linking Amesbury and Newburyport, they had someone else   …Continue Reading New Whittier Bridge Evokes Classic Design

MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: St. Patrick's Day Parade Bus Shuttles

The MBTA has announced its service plans for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2015. For the first time, shuttle bus service will operate to and from South Station, and along Summer Street and East 1st Street in South Boston from   …Continue Reading MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16 Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 42 MBTA Commuter Rail trains on Monday, March 16, the latest milestone as it moves to restore full service by March 30. This marks the largest number of commuter trains restored to service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Erin Deveney Named Interim Registrar of Motor Vehicles Posted on Mar 10

Erin Deveney Named Interim Registrar of Motor Vehicles

Today, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack named Erin Deveney to the post of Interim Registrar of Motor Vehicles. The one-year appointment is effective Monday, March 16, 2015. Deveney will succeed Registrar Celia Blue, who will transfer to a new role as MassDOT Senior Advisor   …Continue Reading Erin Deveney Named Interim Registrar of Motor Vehicles

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange Posted on Mar 10

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

MassDOT’s 2015 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange is the largest in the state, allowing innovators to share the newest ideas in transportation technology and create sustainable solutions. The Exchange is set for tomorrow and Thursday, March 11-12, at the DCU Center, Worcester. Are you wondering   …Continue Reading MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset Posted on Mar 6

RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and executives from AAA Northeast (AAA NE) today in Somerset announced the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to members. “The Registry is committed to public private partnerships and   …Continue Reading RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase Posted on Mar 5

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division’s Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016 has received more than 90 applications, a 50% increase compared to last year. Applications were due on March 2. The Community Transit Grant Program provides financial assistance through the Federal Transit   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update Posted on Mar 4

Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update

MassDOT’s $66.4 million Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project on I-93 at Routes 110 and 113 is moving forward during winter 2015. During the month of March, the following activities will continue on I-93 at Routes 110 and 113:   Removal of contaminated soil at mitigation area   …Continue Reading Methuen Rotary I-93 Project Update

MassDOT Aeronautics: 2015 Aviation Art Contest Winners Posted on Mar 3

MassDOT Aeronautics: 2015 Aviation Art Contest Winners

The MassDOT Aeronautics Division held the Massachusetts State level judging of the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest, with this year’s theme, “World Air Games”. The World Air Games will be held in Dubai in 2015. During 12 days, spectators will see world class competitions and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: 2015 Aviation Art Contest Winners