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MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton posted on Apr 25

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced that the MBTA Green Line’s first countdown signs have been activated at Newton Centre and Newton Highlands Stations on the D branch. “These signs provide customers with additional information that they haven’t had before, making customers’ commutes more predictable,” said Secretary   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 6th

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 6th posted on Apr 23

The day is approaching quickly! On Wednesday, May 6th, thousands of elementary and middle school students will participate in hundreds of events within Massachusetts communities as they walk and bike to school. Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day is a statewide event through the   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 6th

MBTA Customer Appreciation Day: Friday, April 24

MBTA Customer Appreciation Day: Friday, April 24 posted on Apr 21

The MBTA on Customer Appreciation Day, Friday, April 24th, will offer FREE service all day and is also now offering 15 percent discounts on weekly and monthly passes in May to show appreciation for customers choosing to take the T. A total of 16 MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA Customer Appreciation Day: Friday, April 24

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set posted on Apr 21

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study as follows: Thursday, May 7th, 6:00p.m to 8:00 p.m, Waypoint Event Center, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford The focus of the study is to evaluate and address multimodal transportation issues along   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study Meeting Set

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force posted on Apr 17

The first meeting of MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 600 Technology Square (corner of Main and Portland) – 3rd floor in Cambridge.  MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process   …Continue Reading Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

MassDOT Receives Excellence in Transportation Award

MassDOT Receives Excellence in Transportation Award posted on Apr 16

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was recognized this week with an Excellence in Transportation Demand Management Award at the Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) Regional Patriot Chapter Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. MassDOT was presented with an award for their Safe Streets Smart Trips   …Continue Reading MassDOT Receives Excellence in Transportation Award

MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project posted on Apr 15

MassDOT today awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the I-91 viaduct structure in Springfield. The lowest responsible bid was submitted by the joint venture of JF White-Schiavone, $148,000,150. There were three bids in total. The total project cost of $183,325,172 includes railroad flaggers, traffic   …Continue Reading MassDOT Approves Contract for Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month posted on Apr 14

MassDOT joins the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April in urging drivers to avoid texting and other driving distractions. The NHTSA 2015 national distracted driving enforcement campaign carries the message: “U Drive. U   …Continue Reading April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress posted on Apr 14

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project continues to show visible progress in spring 2015.  At left, reinforcing steel is in place on the Davol Street Bridge deck, looking south toward Anawan Street/Pocasset Street.  Safety, access and aesthetics near the  City Pier area of Fall River   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress

Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure

Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure posted on Apr 9

Governor Charlie Baker has signed House Bill 3187 authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities, bringing the total funding available this construction season to $300 million, with an additional $30 million allocated through the same Chapter 90 formula for winter pothole repair   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure