MassDOT Acting Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined Congressman Barney Frank and state and local officials at the Mansfield Visitors Center along I-95 to express support for efforts to keep the Center open.
Congressman Frank and local representatives including state Rep. Betty Poirier support a change in federal requirements or an exception to allow private industry to operate the Visitors Center.
The Visitors Center closed in 2009 due to state tourism budget reductions and reopened in May 2010 through a cooperative partnership involving the Plymouth County Development Council and MassDOT, which provided funds for utilities and continued general maintenance of the site.
MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service posted on Apr 16
MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line. To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service
Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Apr 16
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel
Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14
The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced