Transportation Secretary James Aloisi on behalf of the Patrick-Murray Administration joined New England state transportation leaders at a New England rail summit in Vermont August 3 to present on the New England Governors' shared Rail Vision. Read the Globe story.
New England states are working together on a multi-state plan, including application for federal stimulus funds under the $8 billion High Speed and Intercity Rail initiative in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Recognizing the interdependency of our transportation systems, the New England states have come together responding to this challenge with a bold vision for rail in our region and commitment to work together to support our collective efforts.
Strengthening passenger and freight rail service in Massachusetts will connect urban areas, promote economic growth, move goods and people more efficiently, and support sustainable growth and livable communities.
The Massachusetts rail vision has identified more than $2.5 billion in projects along four major corridors, along with additional projects to support freight and commuter rail. The four include:
• Knowledge Corridor (Springfield to East Northfield)
• Inland Route (Springfield to Boston)
• South Coast Rail (Boston to Fall River & New Bedford)
• Downeaster Corridor (Boston to Portland, ME)
Learn more about the New England and Massachusetts High Speed and Intercity Rail projects and applications here.
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest
New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House posted on May 19
MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House
MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation posted on May 19
Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation