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MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set posted on Feb 22

MassDOT is hosting the second Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, The Conference Center at Bentley University, Room 325ABC (Third Floor), 175 Forest Street, LaCava Campus Center #300, Waltham The second Freight Advisory Committee   …Continue Reading MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project posted on Feb 21

The MBTA has announced that an important step has been achieved for the Green Line Extension Project. The evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for the project has been completed and three highly-qualified teams have been selected for the short list of firms that   …Continue Reading MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements

MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements posted on Feb 18

MassDOT has succeeded in recovering more than $21 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2016 for past disaster events. These are reimbursements for MassDOT operations and logistics during past federal government disaster declarations and the reimbursements have been deposited into the   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Federal Emergency Management Agency Reimbursements

MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program

MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program posted on Feb 17

MassDOT has announced that it is in the process of expanding its new, innovative pothole information program which was piloted in areas of Central and Western Massachusetts over the past year and includes an online MassDOT Potholes Dashboard that provides data to the public. This   …Continue Reading MassDOT to Expand Pothole Tracking Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards posted on Feb 16

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, municipal leaders, and MassDOT officials today announced the first two awards through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Municipal Small Bridge Program. A ceremony was held in Lenox to award a total of $750,000 to the towns of Washington and Blandford for small bridge   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces First Municipal Small Bridge Program Awards

Governor Baker Seeks $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funds

Governor Baker Seeks $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funds posted on Feb 16

The Baker-Polito Administration is filing “An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges,” which requests $200 million in Chapter 90 funds for local transportation infrastructure projects across Massachusetts. “We are proud to once again file for $200 million for Chapter 90 funds for cities   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Seeks $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funds

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager posted on Feb 16

Governor Charlie Baker today announced that MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack is launching the search for a permanent CEO and General Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Governor Baker also recommended in his address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, that the MBTA’s   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager

Amesbury Riverwalk Project Public Meeting Thursday

Amesbury Riverwalk Project Public Meeting Thursday posted on Feb 15

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing to discuss the proposed Powwow Riverwalk Multi-use Path Project in Amesbury as follows: Amesbury Town Hall Auditorium, 62 Friend Street, Thursday, February 16, 7:00PM  The proposed project will construct a pedestrian and bicycle path along Water Street and   …Continue Reading Amesbury Riverwalk Project Public Meeting Thursday

MassRMV, AAA NE Announce License, Registration Services in Waltham

MassRMV, AAA NE Announce License, Registration Services in Waltham posted on Feb 15

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), has announced the Waltham AAA Branch, located in the Wal-Lex Plaza, 856 Lexington Street, now offers select RMV license and registration services to AAA members. With the addition of   …Continue Reading MassRMV, AAA NE Announce License, Registration Services in Waltham

Governor Baker Urges Caution During Winter Storm

Governor Baker Urges Caution During Winter Storm posted on Feb 12

Governor Charlie Baker today is urging the people of the Commonwealth to be cautious on the roadways, plan ahead for travel time and prepare for the powerful winter storm affecting much of the state this afternoon and into tomorrow morning, including potential for strong winds   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Urges Caution During Winter Storm