The MassDOT Aeronautics Division in its latest newsletter takes a closer look at Aviation Education in Massachusetts. Check out a portion of the story by Katie Servis of the MassDOT Aeronautics Division below.
Visit the Aeronautics Division website to learn more about aviation investments, airport improvements, safety and security.
According to online sources such as www.bestaviation.net and www.campusexplorer.com the Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides undergraduate students with a choice of among four state colleges, universities and/or training academies that offer undergraduate programs and/or certification geared towards various aviation industry careers.
The programs offered in Massachusetts rival those offered by nearby New England states such as Rhode Island offering programs at three colleges and/or universities, Connecticut with two colleges and/or universities, and Vermont and New Hampshire each offering aviation related programs at one college and/or university.
In Massachusetts alone, students can earn specialized certificates, associates degrees and/or bachelor degrees in aviation through programs offered at North Shore Community College, National Aviation Academy, Bridgewater State University and Westfield State University.
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule
Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens posted on Aug 18
MassDOT’s Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials in celebrating the opening of the new Padelford Street Bridge in Berkley. The $5.65 million project used fast track “Design Build” rapid construction techniques to replace the bridge structure. The result: a limited …Continue Reading Berkley: Padelford Street Bridge Opens