And this is what reform looks like in action: crews and equipment from the former Turnpike and former MassHighway now working together repairing roadways.
In this case, 7 employees from MassDOT District One operations in Lenox and 8 former Turnpike employees came together in repairing roads off I-90. At left, the merged crews this week repaired Route 23 in Blandford. A similar repair project took place earlier this month in West Stockbridge on Route 102. The integrated MassDOT crews used former Turnpike trucks, rollers, and paving equipment to improve two roads plagued by spring potholes.
MassDOT District One Maintenance Operations Engineer Brian DiOrio calls this one of the largest road patching operations performed "in-house" by MassDOT employees in that area, thanks to the newly-merged department's employees and available equipment. Congratulations to Brian and the crews for the important work and for sending along a story of teamwork and an efficient approach to making roads safe.
Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Begins Monday, July 21 posted on Jul 18
Effective Monday, July 21, prior to the morning commute, tolling on the Tobin Bridge will convert to the all-electronic format. The new toll system will eliminate the need for customers to pay the toll in cash. The system is equipped to read E-ZPass transponders for …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: All-Electronic Tolling Begins Monday, July 21
MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase posted on Jul 17
The MassDOT Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires. The agreement …Continue Reading MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase
E-ZPass Transponder Sign Up: Saugus, Chelsea posted on Jul 16
MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass as All-Electronic Tolling is being implemented this summer on the Tobin Bridge. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass program throughout the region in the coming weeks. E-ZPass is free to join and …Continue Reading E-ZPass Transponder Sign Up: Saugus, Chelsea