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Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20

Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19

MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final   …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens posted on Aug 18

MassDOT’s Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials in celebrating the opening of the new Padelford Street Bridge in Berkley.  The $5.65 million project used fast track “Design Build” rapid construction techniques to replace the bridge structure. The result: a limited   …Continue Reading Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas

MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas posted on Aug 15

MassDOT has announced creation of the “Infra-Space” Program to identify areas under elevated roads, bridges or viaducts for possible redevelopment opportunities. The Infra-Space program follows the successful ongoing development of a parking facility, multi-modal path, and adjustable ornamental light displays under a large elevated portion   …Continue Reading MassDOT Infra-Space Program Seeks Ideas

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages posted on Aug 14

 MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today announced the winners of the #DOTspeak Highway Message Board Contest. After receiving hundreds of entries, MassDOT has selected three winners from the social media contest that solicited creative messages on how to combat   …Continue Reading MassDOT: New #DOTspeak Safety Messages

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden posted on Aug 13

MassDOT E-ZPass outreach efforts are adding new customers at an unprecedented pace. More than 39,000 new E-ZPass transponders have been issued since All-Electronic Tolling began on the Tobin Bridge on July 21! Tolls on the Tobin are collected electronically through the E-ZPass transponder or via   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Sign Up: Beverly, Revere, Saugus, Malden

Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update

Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update posted on Aug 11

MassDOT crews will begin nighttime operations on the Methuen Rotary Reconstruction Project beginning tonight, Monday, August 11 and lasting for approximately three to four months. Temporary lane closures will be implemented on I-93 Northbound and I-93 Southbound to allow for pavement marking application and setting   …Continue Reading Methuen- I-93 Rotary Project Update

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual posted on Aug 10

The MassDOT Highway Division as of August 4, 2014, working in concert with its public safety and life safety partners, adopted and executed a revised Unified Response Manual (URM) for the Massachusetts Highway System. The URM establishes consensus among the Commonwealth’s various first-responder agencies with   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway: Emergency Response Manual

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting posted on Aug 9

MassDOT is leading the nation in how we think about the intersection between health and transportation. The award winning Healthy Transportation Compact, created as part of 2009 Transportation Reform signed by Governor Deval Patrick, is a multi-state agency collaboration to balance all transportation modes, expand   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities posted on Aug 8

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott opened this week’s 10th Annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) in Boston. Secretary Davey listed the imperatives for focusing on sustainable transportation in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities