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Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August posted on Jul 22

MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station

Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station posted on Jul 21

MassDOT Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin today joined local legislators to break ground on the Assabet River Rail Trail construction project in Maynard. The $6.7 million project links the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district as well as the MBTA South   …Continue Reading Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station

Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations posted on Jul 20

MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power   …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale posted on Jul 20

Acting MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve on Tuesday announced that the agency successfully held its first competitive bond sale in 21 years, issuing $337.3 million in bonds. By locking into the lowest interest rates in the transit agency’s history, the MBTA will experience more than   …Continue Reading MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued posted on Jul 19

The MBTA issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based contracting arrangement with private financing and integrated delivery. The RFQ calls for firms or teams capable of designing, installing, financing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22 posted on Jul 18

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work through   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Traffic Update: July 18-22

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports Plymouth Airport Improvements

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports Plymouth Airport Improvements posted on Jul 13

MassDOT Aeronautics this week joined Federal Aviation Administration, airport, and town officials for ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate completion of Plymouth Municipal Airport runway improvements. The $4.7 million project lengthened one of two runways by 1,000 feet to match the other runway and added new   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics Supports Plymouth Airport Improvements

Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised

Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised posted on Jul 12

MassDOT”s new Route 8 Roundabout in the Town of Adams in the Berkshires is now open and receiving praise from an adjacent business. The $1.4 million project by MassDOT’s contractor C&A Construction of Chicopee includes reconstruction of the intersection of Columbia Street (Route 8), Friend   …Continue Reading Adams: New Route 8 Roundabout Praised

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program posted on Jul 12

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017-2021 and welcomes public comment until August 9, 2016. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report posted on Jul 11

The South Station Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available for public review and comment. MassDOT filed the FEIR with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on June 30, 2016. The document is available for public review and can be found   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report