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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

What could be better than April breaking the 70 degree mark? The beginning of May, because we’re getting ready for Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year,   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress Posted on Apr 28

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access,   …Continue Reading Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th! Posted on Apr 28

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Students Across the Commonwealth Will Be Celebrating Massachusetts Walk and Bike To School Day on May 4th. Double knot those shoelaces, and pump up those tires as Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School day is fast approaching. This is the 7th consecutive year for the   …Continue Reading Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

MassDOT Highway Assistance Employee Lauded for Emergency Response Posted on Apr 28

MassDOT Highway Assistance Employee Lauded for Emergency Response

MassDOT this week recognized Highway Assistance Patrol Operator Angela Morley for her recent response to a driver in medical distress. On March 29, Morley, a Wilmington resident, stopped her patrol vehicle to provide lighting to a truck driver who was securing cargo on his vehicle   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Assistance Employee Lauded for Emergency Response

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23 Posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

For the first time ever, the MBTA will offer nonstop service between Worcester and Boston in less than an hour. The HeartToHub will operate twice daily—morning and evening—every weekday starting May 23, 2016. The added service to the Framingham/Worcester Line will depart Union Station at   …Continue Reading MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion Posted on Apr 27

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

During this week’s MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion on the MBTA Commuter Rail system while increasing revenue by up to $24 million annually. Under the Keolis proposal, the MBTA fare   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone Posted on Apr 26

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone

MassDOT’s Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project in Lexington will reach a major milestone this weekend with the shift of Route 2 eastbound traffic to the new Route 2 East bridge for the final phase of construction. The shift to begin Stage 3 construction will take place   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Bridges Project Milestone

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday Posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

MassDOT public meetings throughout the state to solicit input on the draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments begin Monday, April 25, in Fitchburg. The meetings are scheduled through the month of May. This program makes   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

Arsenal Street Corridor Study Posted on Apr 20

Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MassDOT is working with Watertown officials, residents and business owners to study ways to improve travel through the Arsenal Street Corridor. Arsenal Street directly connects Watertown with neighboring communities, including Waltham, Cambridge, Newton and Boston. Recent developments have converted vacant and industrial parcels on Arsenal   …Continue Reading Arsenal Street Corridor Study

Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award Posted on Apr 19

Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award

MassDOT announced today that the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge replacement project has been chosen as the American Public Works Association’s “Public Works Project of the Year.” The $144 million project fully replaced the old Burns Bridge over Lake Quinsigamond and links Shrewsbury to Worcester.   …Continue Reading Worcester, Shrewsbury: Burns Bridge Wins National Award