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MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars posted on Apr 20

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk posted on Apr 20

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected leaders, and local officials celebrated the official opening of the CoveWalk, New Bedford’s newest recreational waterfront path located atop the Hurricane Barrier overlooking Clark’s Cove. The 5,500 foot project was   …Continue Reading New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk

Holyoke, South Hadley: "Roll and Stroll" Festival May 7

Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7 posted on Apr 20

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the first ever Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, marking the official kickoff of Bay State Bike Week 2017. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will showcase the health,   …Continue Reading Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location posted on Apr 19

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), announced today the Lowell AAA Branch located at 585 Pawtucket Blvd now offers select RMV license and registration services to AAA members. With the addition of Lowell, AAA Registry services are now   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Lowell Service Location

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend posted on Apr 19

Entering its fifth year of service, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will once again run from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 26th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout until Labor   …Continue Reading MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead posted on Apr 14

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Increased traffic volumes throughout the weekend and into Monday are possible due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon on Monday, April 17. Drivers are advised   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget posted on Apr 13

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today adopted an FY18 MBTA operating budget that continues the progress made by the FMCB and MBTA management over the last two years to sharply reduce the MBTA’s operating deficit. The $1.989 billion FY18 operating budget, which   …Continue Reading MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Apr 12

MassDOT today celebrated over 200 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the seventh annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options programs at their local worksites. The event, held at   …Continue Reading MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates

MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates posted on Apr 11

The MBTA is proud to host thousands of Marathon Day spectators and runners every year as they travel throughout Boston. To make traveling around the city easier on race day, there is a special Marathon viewing map with distances to the race course from transit stations and the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates

Wellesley: Route 9 Project Begins April 24th

Wellesley: Route 9 Project Begins April 24th posted on Apr 11

MassDOT has announced that on April 24 work-related activities will begin on a $7 million project to repair and improve Route 9 throughout the town of Wellesley. This significant construction project will consist of resurfacing operations, roadway repairs and related work and is expected to   …Continue Reading Wellesley: Route 9 Project Begins April 24th