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Monthly Archives: August 2015

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan Posted on Aug 17

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

The Fiscal and Management Control Board announced it has endorsed the MBTA’s plan to improve service for tens of thousands of Commuter Rail passengers over the course of the next five months. Under an agreement between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, the areas of   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed Posted on Aug 17

RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) today announced the launch of a Twitter feed: @MassRMV. The announcement comes as part of a statewide initiative to bring RMV customers signature customer experience and will allow followers to receive Registry news, service updates, and other real   …Continue Reading RMV Launches @MassRMV Twitter Feed

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 17

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project to provide an update on upcoming work and schedule details. The meetings are as follows: Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, September 17,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 14

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Russell Gittlen to the MassDOT Board of Directors. The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a recommendation by Governor Baker’s Special Panel of transportation leaders that was assembled to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion Posted on Aug 12

North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined elected officials in North Adams to celebrate the completion of the Hadley Overpass Project. The $34.6 million project rehabilitated the functionally obsolete Hadley Overpass, which carries Route 8 (State Street) over the Hoosic River and the B&M   …Continue Reading North Adams: Secretary Pollack Celebrates Hadley Overpass Completion

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 12

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, including the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will   …Continue Reading South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training Posted on Aug 9

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

MassDOT’s efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and save energy costs have taken another step forward. In late July, 65 MassDOT employees took an eco-driving training course through four small-group sessions in Boston, Northampton and Taunton. David Kestenbaum, Director of Certification for Sustainable Transportation at   …Continue Reading MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future Posted on Aug 7

Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future

The City of Fall River’s new waterfront district plaza is set to open next summer as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project. You’ll be able to sit on stone benches shaded by canopy trees, surrounded by ornamental lighting and plantings. As you enjoy   …Continue Reading Fall River Granite: Salvaging the Past for the Future

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2019 and welcomes public comment until August 25, 2015. The STIP is a four-year investment program that prioritizes nearly $4.5 billion dollars of federal and non-federal funds for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning

MassDOT is committed to providing accurate and convenient travel information for all Commonwealth residents and visitors. We continue to invest in the development and maintenance of route and schedule data for transit operators across the state. In partnership with ten Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs), and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning