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MBTA: Everett First Local City to Speed Bus Commute with Raised Platforms

MBTA: Everett First Local City to Speed Bus Commute with Raised Platforms posted on Jul 17

The City of Everett became the first city in Massachusetts to install elevated platforms at MBTA bus stops through one of the busiest corridors in the city. New platforms and ramps installed at two bus stops in Everett Square will enable bus riders with wheelchairs,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Everett First Local City to Speed Bus Commute with Raised Platforms

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards posted on Jul 13

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today announced awards totaling approximately $6.4 million to 22 communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program. These awards will be used to fund local, multimodal infrastructure projects that improve accessibility for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Opening to Four Lanes in Each Direction Today

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Opening to Four Lanes in Each Direction Today posted on Jul 13

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today announced that the Whittier Bridge and a 4-mile section of I-95 will be opened to its full capacity of four lanes of traffic in both the north and southbound directions by 5 p.m., Friday, July 13. This major   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Opening to Four Lanes in Each Direction Today

MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Urge Summer Heat Precautions

MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Urge Summer Heat Precautions posted on Jul 12

Now that summer is in full effect it is imperative to stay alert to the rising heat and the threat it can pose to you and your loved ones. July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, and according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration   …Continue Reading MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Urge Summer Heat Precautions

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set posted on Jul 11

The Green Line Extension Project team has scheduled a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 to 8:00PM, Medford City Hall Council Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, 2nd Floor, Medford The purpose of the meeting is to provide general updates on: Traffic detours   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities posted on Jul 9

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of five grants totaling over $1.8 million as part of the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) which helps increase rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update

MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update posted on Jun 30

On Wednesday, June 27, at a meeting of the Allston I-90 Intermodal Project Task Force, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that it is reviewing two key aspects of the project: the design of the “throat” section of the highway along the Charles River   …Continue Reading MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update

MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory posted on Jun 28

MassDOT advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many “real time” travel tools and use public transportation if possible to reach their destinations between now and the end of the July 4 holiday. “We are encouraging anyone traveling for the Fourth of July holiday   …Continue Reading MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Public Meetings Set

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Public Meetings Set posted on Jun 28

MassDOT is hosting two Public Meetings for the Commonwealth Ave Bridge Replacement Project as follows: Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 PM, Boston University College of General Studies, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (Lower Level, Room 129), 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 PM, Morse School,   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Dive Team Inspection at the Moody Street Bridge

MassDOT Dive Team Inspection at the Moody Street Bridge posted on Jun 27

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Underwater Operations Team today conducted an underwater inspection of the Moody Street Bridge over the Charles River in Waltham. Media outlets were invited to the event to hear a brief overview of the inspection process from dive team members   …Continue Reading MassDOT Dive Team Inspection at the Moody Street Bridge