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RMV: Boston Haymarket Center Opening Celebrated

RMV: Boston Haymarket Center Opening Celebrated posted on Sep 23

Transportation Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue joined fellow MassDOT leaders, along with state and local officials, to celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth’s new flagship Registry of Motor Vehicles branch in Boston, Haymarket Center. “MassDOT is   …Continue Reading RMV: Boston Haymarket Center Opening Celebrated

MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation

MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation posted on Sep 23

The MBTA crowdsourcing contest to invite graphic designers to help redesign the T System Map is currently featured as the lead Innovative Project by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program. The Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program assists decision makers and transportation   …Continue Reading MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward posted on Sep 23

MassDOT announced that the project to rehabilitate the bridge deck on the elevated portion of Interstate 91 in Springfield is moving forward and being advertised for bids. The I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will replace the existing deck of the bridge, which is in poor condition.   …Continue Reading Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Moves Forward

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail posted on Sep 22

The Rail to Boston Coalition pitched their support for South Coast Rail at an event held at South Station this month. Approximately 75 people – including state and local elected officials, residents, business owners, and Rail to Boston members– came together to represent one unified   …Continue Reading Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update posted on Sep 19

Work on the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project in Newburyport and Amesbury will require extended lane closure hours beginning next week. Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction will extend the I-95 Northbound right lane closure the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Project Traffic Update

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26 posted on Sep 18

Massachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling,   …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved posted on Sep 17

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today!

2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today! posted on Sep 17

MassDOT’s 2014 Moving Together Conference will bring together leaders working to advance healthy transportation. Are you part of the conversation that will determine the future of transportation in Massachusetts? Please join us and let your voice be heard.  The conference is scheduled as follows: Thursday,   …Continue Reading 2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today!

MBTA: Commuter Ferry Evacuation Drill posted on Sep 17

MassDOT and the MBTA in July conducted a commuter ferry evacuation drill in Hingham, designed by MassDOT Emergency Management with numerous state and local partners. Check out the video showing the multi-agency response to a simulated on board fire situation.

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding posted on Sep 16

Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding