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Monthly Archives: January 2018

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events Posted on Jan 11

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

After last week’s winter storm, the MBTA is continuing snow-clearing efforts while preparing for an upcoming weather system predicted to drop heavy rainfall across the MBTA service area. In addition to heavy rain, the air temperature is expected to quickly drop below freezing during the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Jan 10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

MassDOT is reminding the public to monitor roadway and weather conditions, plan ahead, and recognize impacts if traveling or using MassDOT and MBTA services during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday period. “Forecasters are predicting rain and higher temperatures in the coming days and the   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

Needham, Newton: Highland Avenue, Needham & Winchester Streets Public Meetings Posted on Jan 8

Needham, Newton: Highland Avenue, Needham & Winchester Streets Public Meetings

MassDOT has scheduled Design Public Meetings in Needham and Newton for the proposed Highland Avenue, Needham Street, and Winchester Street Reconstruction Project as follows: Wednesday, January 10, 7:00pm, Needham, Town Hall, Powers Hall Meeting Room, 1471 Highland Avenue Thursday, January 11, 6:00pm, Newton, Saco-Pettee Mill   …Continue Reading Needham, Newton: Highland Avenue, Needham & Winchester Streets Public Meetings

MassDOT: Public Advised of Drifting Snow Posted on Jan 6

MassDOT: Public Advised of Drifting Snow

MassDOT advises the public to make informed decisions before traveling and be aware of ongoing winter conditions including heavy winds that can blow snow back onto the roadway as well as frigid temperatures that may cause highways, ramps, and other road surfaces to freeze. “With   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Public Advised of Drifting Snow

MassDOT Crews Continuing to Treat and Clear Roads Posted on Jan 5

MassDOT Crews Continuing to Treat and Clear Roads

MassDOT advises the public to avoid or minimize travel during the overnight hours as heavy winds, blowing snow, and very low temperatures will continue to make travel challenging throughout the state. Drivers should continue to make informed and smart decisions on Friday and throughout the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Crews Continuing to Treat and Clear Roads

MassDOT: Winter Weather Advisory Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT: Winter Weather Advisory

MassDOT advises the public to avoid or minimize travel on Thursday as weather forecasters are expecting a winter weather event that could bring blizzard conditions and several inches of snow to parts of Massachusetts, with approximately one foot of accumulation possible in eastern areas of   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Winter Weather Advisory

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT Posted on Jan 2

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

The MBTA has announced its partnership with FairMarkIT, a new public e-bidding forum, in order to modernize its procurement processes from a combination of electronic and paper systems to an easy-to-monitor, transparent, web-based operation. This partnership is projected to increase procurement efficiencies by 15 percent,   …Continue Reading MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT