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South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation

South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31

The South Station Expansion project is about improving transportation service through more train tracks and redesigned platforms; upgraded switches, signals, and other infrastructure; and new passenger amenities. The proposed expansion will protect and prepare the station for future demand as other efforts have done over   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29

MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28

The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight.  Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27

Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27 posted on Jan 26

Governor Charlie Baker has signed an Executive Order allowing for the enforcement of a statewide travel ban effective at midnight, Monday, January 26. The following exceptions shall exist for the ban and all drivers are encouraged to remain safe and use their best judgment:     …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27

Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips

Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips posted on Jan 26

With a major winter storm upon us this week, travel should be avoided during the storm. If you must travel today or immediately following the storm, be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Driving and bring Winter Car Supplies. Use Common Sense While Driving   …Continue Reading Winter Storm: Safe Travel Tips

Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2

Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2 posted on Jan 23

MassDOT contractors for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project will temporarily perform overnight demolition work beginning on Monday, February 2, 2015. This schedule will be in place for four to six weeks. The work hours are from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. During the work, two   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Overnight Demolition Work Begins February 2

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched posted on Jan 22

MassDOT and Bytemark today announced a limited pilot launch of the State’s BusPlus mobile ticketing program. The BusPlus program is a partnership between MassDOT and private bus operators offering new regional transportation services to increase intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and   …Continue Reading BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

RMV AAA Partnership: Newburyport

RMV AAA Partnership: Newburyport posted on Jan 20

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and executives from AAA Northeast (AAA NE) today in Newburyport announced the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to members. “Improving service delivery in a cost-effective manner is at   …Continue Reading RMV AAA Partnership: Newburyport

Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training

Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training posted on Jan 20

MassDOT’s Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program and Brockton schools are on track to complete pedestrian safety training. The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program and the City of Brockton have been active in motorist and pedestrian safety trainings as Brockton has recently seen an   …Continue Reading Brockton Leads the Way on Pedestrian Safety Training

Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19

Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19 posted on Jan 16

MassDOT’s ongoing project to rebuild the foundation of the bridge carrying Commonwealth Avenue over I-90 in Boston will require additional lane closures that will affect travel on the Turnpike this weekend. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 16, at 10 p.m., the two left lanes in both   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Traffic Alert January 16-19