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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

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18 Posted on Feb 18

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

Bay State Bike Week Sponsors, MassDOT, MassBike and MassRIDES look forward to celebrating another successful Bay State Bike Week across the Commonwealth this May!  This year’s events are scheduled for May 10-18. In 2013, approximately 14,000 people participated in more than 175 events held across   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor Posted on Feb 13

South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor

MassDOT invited readers to share stories of romance with a Boston South Station connection, and we are sharing four this week. Today’s story began more than a century ago. The Floured Suitor Destined for a new life in America, Mary Anne Ward emigrated from Ireland   …Continue Reading South Station Romance: The Floured Suitor

South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train Posted on Feb 12

South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train

MassDOT last month invited readers to share stories of romance with a Boston South Station twist. This week, we are sharing four of these stories, one each through Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Taking the Midnight Train Shawn Marie and Jon Simmons’ romance began on the beach   …Continue Reading South Station Romance: Taking the Midnight Train