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MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation Posted on Dec 10

MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation

MassDOT’s Visualizing Transportation Hackathon in Cambridge December 13-14 in partnership with the Mass Big Data Initiative, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and hack/reduce, will release data sets on travel in Massachusetts and open a challenge to the public to collaborate around analyzing this data and visualizing resulting   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hackathon: Big Data Boosts Transportation

MassDOT, MBTA: Fill-a-Bus with Toys! Posted on Dec 4

MassDOT, MBTA: Fill-a-Bus with Toys!

MassDOT and the MBTA are holding the 13th annual “Fill-A-Bus” new toy donation program next week, December 9 – 13. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy when the Fill-A-Bus visits your community! The Fill-A-Bus program benefits MSPCC – Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA: Fill-a-Bus with Toys!

Governor Patrick Announces Late Night MBTA Service Posted on Dec 3

Governor Patrick Announces Late Night MBTA Service

Governor Deval Patrick announced today that the MBTA will launch late-night bus, subway and light rail service beginning next spring. “A vibrant economy demands a public transit system that caters to the residents, students and tourists it serves,” said Governor Patrick. “Extending service on weekend   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Late Night MBTA Service

MBTA October Ridership Jumps Posted on Dec 2

MBTA October Ridership Jumps

MBTA ridership for October 2013 increased by nearly 3% over October 2012, and totaled 36.228 million passenger trips. According to MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott,  “Our October numbers represent the highest monthly ridership recorded since the beginning of the MBTA.” Average daily ridership for October   …Continue Reading MBTA October Ridership Jumps

Engineering a New South Station Rail System Posted on Dec 2

Engineering a New South Station Rail System

At the turn of the last century, South Station included 28 tracks, as seen in this view of the tracks and original train shed in 1904 (photo courtesy Detroit Publishing Company).  18 of the original tracks were demolished during the construction of the Post Office   …Continue Reading Engineering a New South Station Rail System

Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update Posted on Nov 29

Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update

MassDOT’s design/build contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work beginning Monday, December 2. The work will require day and night lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound throughout the project limits. Daytime closures will be limited to single lanes. Nighttime closures may   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: December 2 Update

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways will be busiest on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday Nov. 27 and on the Sunday after the holiday.    …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project Posted on Nov 19

Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

Governor Deval Patrick in Springfield today announced a $200 million investment in Phase 1 of the I-91 Springfield Viaduct project and additional funding to create a permanent home for Camp STAR Angelina at Forest Park. These investments in Greater Springfield will help unlock potential for   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project

Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens Posted on Nov 19

Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens

MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola joined local officials and Howe family members in celebrating today’s opening of the new Richard P. Howe Bridge on University Avenue in Lowell. The $32.5 million project replaced the bridge over the Merrimack River and Northern Canal. The new   …Continue Reading Lowell: University Avenue Howe Bridge Opens

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning Posted on Nov 15

South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning

Expecting a crowd at your place for Thanksgiving?  Consider the job of the people who manage the transportation cornucopia that is Boston South Station, where 10 modes of transportation and more than 100,000 travelers and other visitors converge on a normal weekday. Thanksgiving week is   …Continue Reading South Station Feasts on Holiday Planning