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MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set Posted on Jun 10

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the release of the draft Capital Investment Plans for MassDOT and the MBTA for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Both plans continue funding for ongoing capital projects, including major undertakings such as the procurement for   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26 Posted on Jun 3

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

MassDOT contractors will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic during overnight hours and weekends from Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 26. The closures are necessary to safely demolish the existing tower deck slabs. Boston-bound vehicles will use the inbound detour via   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow! Posted on May 8

Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow!

Governor Charlie Baker encourages residents to join their neighbors and colleagues to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, May 9th -17th. Massachusetts bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups, and local governments are encouraged to host a local event or participate in an existing activity in order to   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow!

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7 Posted on Apr 6

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7

Today, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Divisions, along with the Massachusetts State Police, advised motorists of a new law taking effect on Tuesday, April 7 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshield wipers   …Continue Reading New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7

MBTA: Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon Service April 20 Posted on Apr 6

MBTA: Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon Service April 20

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2015 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 20. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon Service April 20

MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles

The MBTA has announced its service plans for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2015. For the first time, shuttle bus service will operate to and from South Station, and along Summer Street and East 1st Street in South Boston from   …Continue Reading MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles

RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset Posted on Mar 6

RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and executives from AAA Northeast (AAA NE) today in Somerset announced the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to members. “The Registry is committed to public private partnerships and   …Continue Reading RMV & AAA Partnership: Somerset

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase Posted on Mar 5

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division’s Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016 has received more than 90 applications, a 50% increase compared to last year. Applications were due on March 2. The Community Transit Grant Program provides financial assistance through the Federal Transit   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set Posted on Mar 2

Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing for the proposed Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over Commonwealth Avenue Project in Boston as follows: Boston Central Library, Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston Street, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:30PM-8:00PM The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with   …Continue Reading Boston: Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Public Hearing Set

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps Posted on Feb 27

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps

MassDOT today announced release of the first ever comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps. These maps show all privately operated rail, bus, and ferry service across New England and connecting services to New York State. MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division developed the maps in coordination   …Continue Reading Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps