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West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station Posted on Aug 12

West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today joined local officials to break ground on the new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg. The Wachusett Extension project will extend the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line 4.5 miles westerly to a new station at Wachusett in   …Continue Reading West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station

93Fast14 Named Top Ten Transportation Project Posted on Sep 10

93Fast14 Named Top Ten Transportation Project

MassDOT's 2011 "93Fast14" project in Medford is one of the Top Ten finalists for the 2012 America's Transportation Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The $98 million 93Fast14 project replaced 14 deteriorated bridges in just 10 weekends and moved   …Continue Reading 93Fast14 Named Top Ten Transportation Project

Knowledge Corridor Work Advances Posted on Aug 27

Knowledge Corridor Work Advances

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman John Olver, Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke for a first look at the potential site of the upcoming Holyoke Passenger Rail platform and announced construction is now underway to restore passenger rail service along   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Work Advances

Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA Posted on Jul 23

Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today joined Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Congressman Richard Neal and MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in Springfield to announce 255 federal transit grants totaling $787 million nationwide, including three grants for Springfield Union Station, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, and the   …Continue Reading Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening Posted on Jul 13

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the completion of the North Bank pedestrian bridge, connecting Paul Revere Park in Charlestown to Cambridge's North Point Park. Funded through the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the $26 million North Bank Bridge and North Point Park project will provide   …Continue Reading North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening

Wonderland Transit Center Opening Posted on Jun 30

Wonderland Transit Center Opening

The Patrick-Murray Administration today celebrated the opening of the new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center, a $53.5 million project shepherded to completion with federal, state and local support and a shared vision for smart transit-oriented development for Revere’s Waterfront Square. The centerpiece of the project is   …Continue Reading Wonderland Transit Center Opening

93Fast 14, Interchange 8B Projects Honored Posted on Apr 4

93Fast 14, Interchange 8B Projects Honored

MassDOT's Fall River- Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B project and the TranSystems firm received the 2012 Gold Award for Outstanding Design Excellence by ACEC, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts. The $35 million project completed and opened in January 2012 created a new   …Continue Reading 93Fast 14, Interchange 8B Projects Honored

Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens Posted on Jan 11

Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the completion and opening of Route 24 Interchange 8B, a signature project that created jobs while investing in the state’s infrastructure to enhance long term economic development. The $35 million project created a new exit and interchange, 8B, between the   …Continue Reading Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens

MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine Posted on Oct 25

MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined state and local officials to break ground on the Kingston Wind Turbine Program at the Kingston Layover Facility.  The 100-kilowatt wind turbine will power 65 percent of the Kingston commuter rail station's energy supply. The $2.5 million American   …Continue Reading MBTA Kingston Wind Turbine

New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line Posted on Oct 24

New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line

MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey today joined Congressman John Olver, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter Rogoff in Littleton to officially announce $75 million in FTA New Starts funding for the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line Improvement Project. “This investment in the Fitchburg   …Continue Reading New Starts Grant Upgrades Fitchburg Rail Line