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Monthly Archives: January 2016

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event Posted on Jan 29

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

MassDOT and the MBTA are excited to join the Baker Administration, Federal, State, and Local Public officials and our neighbors in South Acton to celebrate the recent opening of the New South Acton Commuter Rail Station. This event will include a speaking program at the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

Baker-Polito Administration Launches “RMV Near Me” Program Posted on Jan 28

Baker-Polito Administration Launches "RMV Near Me" Program

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) today announced the launch of the “RMV Near Me” program, a pilot partnership with statewide Councils on Aging (COA) to provide additional service locations at which senior citizens can receive assistance processing   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Launches “RMV Near Me” Program

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled Posted on Jan 27

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

MassDOT has cancelled the MBTA Red Line diversion and Longfellow Bridge closure scheduled for Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31. The remaining work will be completed during a series of night shifts instead of during a weekend diversion. The Longfellow Bridge will remain open   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal Posted on Jan 27

MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal

MassDOT today in cooperation with other state agencies dispatched crews, volunteers and equipment to assist with snow removal in Washington, D.C. Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin joined Highway Division employees as they gathered at depots in Chicopee and Auburn before departing for the nation’s capital. MassDOT   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results Posted on Jan 26

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has been selected by the national nonprofit Transportation for America to participate in a first-of-its-kind yearlong training academy for ambitious metro regions beginning to use performance measurement to better assess the results   …Continue Reading Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs Posted on Jan 26

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

A modern, $1.2 million Simmons wheel-boring machine went into service this week at the MBTA Everett Maintenance Facility. Designed for use on wheels for all types of trains, the equipment replaces an old machine that was originally built in 1927. The new equipment cuts metal   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance Posted on Jan 20

Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance

MassDOT’s Highway Division reminds motorists to use common sense while driving near plows as snow and ice crews work to clear state and local roadways during and following a winter weather event. Please review the following tips for winter driving when encountering snow plows: Remember   …Continue Reading Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance

MassRIDES: Happy “NuYear”! Posted on Jan 19

MassRIDES: Happy "NuYear"!

Did you make a 2016 new year’s resolution? Perhaps less chocolate, less time on social media, spend less money, worry less? Cutting things out of our normal routines is hard, so why not add something to your daily mix? Since you already travel around town   …Continue Reading MassRIDES: Happy “NuYear”!

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan Posted on Jan 15

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

After hearing from the community and elected officials, the MBTA today announced its updated plan for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. The changes are designed to enhance service reliability, reduce overcrowding at bus stops, and to optimize bus stop locations and spacing. Effective   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Final Phase Continues in 2016 Posted on Jan 14

I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Final Phase Continues in 2016

MassDOT’s I-95/Route 128 Add-a-Lane Project continues in 2016 in its 6th and final phase. The project when complete will add an additional travel lane on I-95 from Route 24 in Randolph to Route 9 in Wellesley. Current work continues on a 3.8-mile I-95 segment in   …Continue Reading I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Final Phase Continues in 2016