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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Public Meeting Set Posted on Jan 30

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled the fourth Public Informational Meeting for the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study as follows: Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Admirals Hall, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, Bourne. The Study Team will present a summary of the traffic analyses, cost estimates,   …Continue Reading Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Public Meeting Set

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period Posted on Jan 28

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

The MBTA has shared forty-seven cost-neutral proposals to update and modernize sixty-three existing bus routes. These proposals lay the foundation for a bus network with more frequent, reliable service that provides better connectivity in Greater Boston. The Better Bus Project marks the beginning of a   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards Posted on Jan 28

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

Governor Charlie Baker today appointed Chrystal Kornegay to the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and to the eleven-member Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board. Ms. Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing, has held several senior management roles where she worked closely with members of the Massachusetts Legislature, designed   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards Posted on Jan 25

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

The MBTA has launched an initiative with the City of Chelsea to increase availability of CharlieCards to residents who rely on public transportation. Under the initiative, CharlieCards pre-loaded with $5 will be available for purchase in the Treasury Office, room 313, at Chelsea City Hall,   …Continue Reading MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety Posted on Jan 22

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed legislation to improve road safety entitled, “An Act Relative to Improving Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth.” The proposal makes a number of changes recommended in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and updates existing statutes that were drafted before   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel Posted on Jan 19

Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel

MassDOT is advising the public that weather forecasters are expecting a winter storm to impact travel across the Commonwealth beginning Saturday evening and continuing throughout Sunday. Heavy wet snow is expected to begin falling on Saturday evening, transition to freezing rain and sleet in some   …Continue Reading Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Make Safe Driving a Priority Posted on Jan 17

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Make Safe Driving a Priority

As we begin the New Year, it’s important to always strive to turn our resolutions into a reality. Start off 2019 right; resolve to practice safe driving techniques by curbing distracted driving and adhering to safe driving tips. You can help prevent common, but deadly,   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Make Safe Driving a Priority

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Jan 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 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 winter weather at times throughout the holiday period, and the   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory

Mattapoisett Shared-Use Path Project Moves Forward Posted on Jan 11

Mattapoisett Shared-Use Path Project Moves Forward

MassDOT has announced that DW White is the apparent low bidder for its upcoming project to build a shared-use path in Mattapoisett. The path will accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians and will extend from Mattapoisett Neck Road to Depot Street. This new path will be the   …Continue Reading Mattapoisett Shared-Use Path Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Announces Design Choice for Allston Multimodal Project Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT Announces Design Choice for Allston Multimodal Project

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced she has selected the “Highway At-Grade Hybrid With Elevated Soldiers Field Road” preferred alternative design for the Allston Multimodal Project when the replacement of the I-90 Allston Viaduct begins. In this design, I-90 travel lanes will be   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Design Choice for Allston Multimodal Project