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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boston: Construction Bids for Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project

Boston: Construction Bids for Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project posted on Jan 10

MassDOT has announced that Fred Deroma & Son, Inc. is the apparent low bidder for its upcoming project to make roadway improvements to Morton Street (Route 203) and the intersections with Gallivan Boulevard and West Selden Street in Boston. Bids from five contractors for this   …Continue Reading Boston: Construction Bids for Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard Intersection Improvement Project

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30 posted on Jan 10

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, East Somerville Community School Cafeteria, 50 Cross Street, Somerville GLX project officials will make information available regarding: The design status of 7 new GLX stations   …Continue Reading Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

MassTrails: Applications due February 1 for Bike and Pedestrian Trail Projects Competitive Funding

MassTrails: Applications due February 1 for Bike and Pedestrian Trail Projects Competitive Funding posted on Jan 9

MassDOT is reminding the public that February 1, 2019 is the application deadline for funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s MassTrails Program, a competitive funding program which will allow municipal and public entities to expand and connect networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails in   …Continue Reading MassTrails: Applications due February 1 for Bike and Pedestrian Trail Projects Competitive Funding

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020 posted on Jan 7

The MBTA announced at today’s Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that it received federal approval for its alternative schedule and sequence for implementation of its Positive Train Control (PTC) Program. The approval, which was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on December 19, 2018,   …Continue Reading MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot posted on Jan 2

The MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot will resume on Saturday, January 5. This special weekend fare is available from the first train on Saturday to the last train on Sunday   …Continue Reading MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot

Green Line Extension Employee Team Serves Local Communities

Green Line Extension Employee Team Serves Local Communities posted on Dec 28

Green Line Extension employees are serving the local communities of Somerville, Cambridge and Medford through a new charitable service group, the GLX Community Connection Team. Employees from the GLX Program Management Team and GLX Constructors combined their efforts to support local community shelters. Employees in   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Employee Team Serves Local Communities