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Monthly Archives: April 2017

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today approved an MBTA Strategic Plan, a document that fulfills the FMCB requirement in its enabling legislation that required development of such a plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for institutionalizing the objectives and strategies needed   …Continue Reading MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Moving Forward Posted on Apr 24

Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Moving Forward

MassDOT is moving forward with toll demolition and road reconstruction operations at the existing toll plaza at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston. Work-related logistical activities at the Sumner Tunnel began last week including marking utilities and installing temporary signage and the   …Continue Reading Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Moving Forward

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars Posted on Apr 20

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk Posted on Apr 20

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected leaders, and local officials celebrated the official opening of the CoveWalk, New Bedford’s newest recreational waterfront path located atop the Hurricane Barrier overlooking Clark’s Cove. The 5,500 foot project was   …Continue Reading New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7 Posted on Apr 20

Holyoke, South Hadley: "Roll and Stroll" Festival May 7

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the first ever Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, marking the official kickoff of Bay State Bike Week 2017. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will showcase the health,   …Continue Reading Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location Posted on Apr 19

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), announced today the Lowell AAA Branch located at 585 Pawtucket Blvd now offers select RMV license and registration services to AAA members. With the addition of Lowell, AAA Registry services are now   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Entering its fifth year of service, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will once again run from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 26th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout until Labor   …Continue Reading MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead Posted on Apr 14

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Increased traffic volumes throughout the weekend and into Monday are possible due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon on Monday, April 17. Drivers are advised   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget Posted on Apr 13

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today adopted an FY18 MBTA operating budget that continues the progress made by the FMCB and MBTA management over the last two years to sharply reduce the MBTA’s operating deficit. The $1.989 billion FY18 operating budget, which   …Continue Reading MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Apr 12

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

MassDOT today celebrated over 200 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the seventh annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options programs at their local worksites. The event, held at   …Continue Reading MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options