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Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs Posted on Oct 20

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman John Olver, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, and state and local officials in Greenfield to officially announce the revitalization of the “Knowledge Corridor” along the Connecticut River rail line in western   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs

Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses Posted on Oct 18

Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses

MassDOT has received $18.4 million from the Federal Transit Administration's 2011 State-of-Good Repair Program to replace its entire statewide regional fleet of 30 buses.  Customers throughout Massachusetts can expect to see the new buses operating under their host carriers by late 2012. The federal funds   …Continue Reading Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses

Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects Posted on Sep 22

Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects

Governor Deval Patrick today called on Congress to pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act as he visited the nine-year-old temporary Fore River Bridge connecting Quincy and Weymouth. The President’s plan includes more than $850 million for Massachusetts’ highway and transit modernization projects. With additional federal   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects

Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps Posted on Sep 15

Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps

The Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B project continues this month with the installation of the wildlife crossing underneath the highway, one of several project components currently underway. To allow for the crossing installation, temporary overnight full closures of Route 24 northbound and southbound will occur   …Continue Reading Freetown Route 24 Interchange 8B Next Steps

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances Posted on Jul 5

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has signed the agreements to award nearly $73 million for construction of the “Knowledge Corridor” along the Connecticut River rail line in western Massachusetts.  The Federal Railroad Administration grant is funded by the American Recovery and   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances

MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings Posted on Jun 28

MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Recently, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting undertook a review of the progress we have made since we began implementing transportation reform in 2009.  I am glad that they did, and thank them for their review   …Continue Reading MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings

I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success Posted on Jun 6

I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success

The first I-93 rapid bridge superstructure replacements in Medford as part of the 93Fast14 project were completed successfully and well ahead of schedule late Sunday, June 5.  The first location on I-93 north over Riverside Avenue is seen at left as of 7:00pm Sunday, with   …Continue Reading I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success

2011: Nearly $1 Billion in Road, Bridge Investments Posted on May 12

2011: Nearly $1 Billion in Road, Bridge Investments

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials at the Dorchester Avenue reconstruction project at Glover’s Corner in Dorchester to announce that the 2011 road and bridge construction effort will invest $931 million in road and bridge repair projects, creating thousands of jobs and   …Continue Reading 2011: Nearly $1 Billion in Road, Bridge Investments

2011: Watershed Year in Transportation Posted on May 6

2011: Watershed Year in Transportation

Posted by Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Last week, I wrote that I would devote the next few weekly messages to a conversation about the Commonwealth’s transportation system. The key point from last week’s message is that transportation reform is here to   …Continue Reading 2011: Watershed Year in Transportation

Reform is Here to Stay Posted on Apr 29

Reform is Here to Stay

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Monday morning, I spoke with a group of people at a hotel in downtown Boston who are interested in public transit and are concerned about its future.  On Wednesday, I spoke with the Massachusetts Mayors   …Continue Reading Reform is Here to Stay