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South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings Posted on Apr 14

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

Bus Plus: New Regional Services Posted on Apr 10

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced Posted on Apr 2

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2015 award recipients in the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. 41 applicants were competitively selected for 56 individual grants totaling more than $13.1 million. This round of funding has been awarded to Councils on Aging,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27 Posted on Mar 18

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

A Fore River Bridge Replacement Project Public Information Meeting has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, The Fore River Club, 16 Nevada Street, Quincy The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview the project’s progress over the past   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment Posted on Mar 12

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors today voted to approve an increase to three Registry of Motor Vehicle Division fees that will allow MassDOT to close a projected $55 million budget gap and make needed improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system.  “Transportation reform   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

“37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced Posted on Mar 11

“37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), MassDOT, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) have opened a public competition, The 37Billion Mile Data Challenge, designed to inspire the technical community to delve into a new trove of anonymous vehicle-use data and discover insights that can inform   …Continue Reading “37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule Posted on Mar 3

Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola says construction work is on schedule as part of the $19.3 million rehabilitation of the Callahan Tunnel.  DePaola provided the media with an update during a tour of the tunnel structure. The tunnel is scheduled to reopen on March 12,   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel: Work on Schedule

RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers Posted on Feb 26

RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles new ‘virtual hold’ service is a huge success for RMV customers, saving callers an estimated total of 1.8 million minutes since beginning on January 27. Virtual hold and the accompanying voice command menu allows customers contacting the call center   …Continue Reading RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers

BusPlus: New Regional Services Added Posted on Feb 25

BusPlus: New Regional Services Added

MassDOT in coordination with Yankee Line, Inc., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a public/private partnership in   …Continue Reading BusPlus: New Regional Services Added