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Category Archives: Federal Stimulus

Worcester Canal Street District Boost Posted on Sep 13

The Patrick-Murray Administration during the Worcester Blackstone Canalfest celebration announced the $7.5 million Worcester Canal District streetscape project is moving forward.  Bids have now been advertised for the project, partially funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $7.5 million Blackstone Canal District   …Continue Reading Worcester Canal Street District Boost

Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements Posted on Aug 30

Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor Deval Patrick today joined with Congressman Olver and local leaders in the Town of Orange to highlight ongoing road and bridge improvement projects totaling $27 million   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements

Route 9 Reconstruction Progress Posted on Jul 13

Route 9 Reconstruction Progress

The $12.5 million Route 9 reconstruction project is rolling along at a rapid pace with over $1 million dollars worth of work accomplished in just the last two week period.  The federal stimulus ARRA-funded project team provides the latest information including weekly schedules on the   …Continue Reading Route 9 Reconstruction Progress

MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements Posted on Jun 25

MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements

  As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to strengthening public transit in the Roxbury-Dorchester-Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston, the MBTA today announced transit improvements along the Bus Route 28 corridor from Mattapan Square to Ruggles Station via Dudley. Responding to high ridership and overcrowding on   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward Posted on Jun 17

Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to the South Coast Rail economic development and transportation project, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has closed on the legal transaction with CSX Transportation to acquire the rail lines necessary for the restoration of commuter rail service   …Continue Reading Major Announcement Moves South Coast Rail Forward

Route 146 Improvements Advance Posted on Jun 9

Route 146 Improvements Advance

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the design of Route 146 improvements in Sutton is moving forward and will be completed by year's end with construction to begin in 2011.  The improvements include turning lanes and traffic signal upgrades and will address the heavily-congested Route 146-Boston   …Continue Reading Route 146 Improvements Advance

MassDOT Priority: Mobility Posted on Jun 4

MassDOT Priority: Mobility

Mobility for all Commonwealth residents regardless of status is a MassDOT priority.  In this case, MassDOT's Mobility Assistance Program representatives along with state and local officials dedicated a van for the Towns of Blackstone and Millville.  MassDOT provides 80% of the vans' cost, with the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Priority: Mobility

Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge Posted on May 20

Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge

Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Chelsea Street Bridge project to highlight the jobs created by the MassWorks initiative to invest billions of dollars improving transportation infrastructure and note the latest numbers showing the Massachusetts economy added 19,000 jobs in April.   This construction season MassDOT   …Continue Reading Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge

Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal Posted on May 18

Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal

The $3.5 million federal stimulus ARRA project made Hyannis Ferry Terminal Slip Improvements.   The project was completed this spring a year ahead of the original schedule due to the efforts of the contractor, AGM Marine Contractors, Inc.  The Steamship Authority serves Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal

MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward Posted on May 3

MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan today to announce groundbreaking of the $17.4 million Haverhill Commuter Rail Project funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The project complements a $50 million ARRA-funded double-tracking and rail improvement project on the   …Continue Reading MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward