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Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice posted on Apr 18

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project continues through the 2014 boating season. Much of the work this season to construct the new northbound span of the Whittier Bridge is taking place from the Merrimack River to the immediate east of the existing bridge. Several large barges,   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17

Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service posted on Apr 16

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14

The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector   …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings posted on Apr 14

MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System posted on Apr 11

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13

Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13 posted on Apr 11

MassDOT reminds drivers that the Tobin Bridge Project steel preservation/repair work and painting is resuming as planned.  As a result of the work, the travel lanes on the Tobin Bridge will be reduced to two lanes through the work site. Permanent lane restrictions will take   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: Lane Restrictions Begin Sunday April 13

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

Bus Plus: New Regional Services posted on Apr 10

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones

Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones posted on Apr 10

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey joined his team from the MassDOT Highway Division, the Massachusetts State Police, elected officials, the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and members of the construction industry to implore motorists to slow down and avoid   …Continue Reading Be Alert! Slow Down in Work Zones