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EZPass: New Service to Reload Transponders, Pay by Plate

EZPass: New Service to Reload Transponders, Pay by Plate posted on Oct 17

MassDOT is supplementing All-Electronic Tolling at the Tobin Bridge with a new retail Cash Payment Network system. This program, which is now officially live, will allow cash preferred customers to pay their PAY BY PLATE MA invoices and replenish their MassDOT E-ZPass accounts at over   …Continue Reading EZPass: New Service to Reload Transponders, Pay by Plate

Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades

Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades posted on Oct 16

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey, MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and state and local officials to announce a package of service upgrades to the MBTA‘s Fairmount Commuter Rail Line to improve the Line’s reliability, frequency and to   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades

Lowell: Thorndike Street Corridor, Lord Overpass Reconstruction Announced

Lowell: Thorndike Street Corridor, Lord Overpass Reconstruction Announced posted on Oct 14

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey and local officials to announce the reconstruction of the Thorndike Street corridor in Lowell, including the Lord Overpass. The Governor also announced that the project’s design would be advanced through an expedited process that will result   …Continue Reading Lowell: Thorndike Street Corridor, Lord Overpass Reconstruction Announced

Boston: I-90 Near Commonwealth Avenue Lane Restrictions

Boston: I-90 Near Commonwealth Avenue Lane Restrictions posted on Oct 14

As part of the I-90 Median and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project, effective Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, MassDOT will be implementing a midday lane restriction on the Turnpike/I-90 in the westbound direction between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the area of   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Near Commonwealth Avenue Lane Restrictions

Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey

Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey posted on Oct 10

Calling him a bold leader and a friend who will be missed in the Administration, Governor Deval Patrick today announced the resignation of MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, effective November 1. Governor Patrick also announced his appointment of Highway Administrator Frank DePaola as   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15 posted on Oct 10

The MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project task force has scheduled a public meeting to review the latest information about the project as follows: Wednesday, October 15, 6pm, Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Allston The I-90 Allston viaduct is nearing the end of its   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set posted on Oct 9

MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting two public meetings this fall to provide an update on the advanced design of the first three stations of the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. These stations will be the first three new stations to be opened as part   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Set

Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated

Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated posted on Oct 8

Patrick Administration officials today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of three pedestrian access and safety improvement projects in Massachusetts. Completion of the projects coincides with International Walk to School Day (iWalk), when thousands of students walk or bike to school   …Continue Reading Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated

Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely! posted on Oct 8

MassDOT advises highway travelers to plan ahead for one of the busiest days of the year on state highways this Friday ahead of the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The Friday before Columbus Day has been the busiest or second busiest day of the year on   …Continue Reading Columbus Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines

Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines posted on Oct 7

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines beginning this winter. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after   …Continue Reading Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines