Yesterday, at approximately 7:05 am the MBTA commuter boat Salem Ferry left the Hull dock to go to Boston. Shortly after departure, the steering rod sheered off and the boat lost all steerage. Because of the calm, careful leadership of the skipper, Meghan, the boat was gently beached until help could arrive. In my humble opinion, Meghan is the most talented skipper in the entire commuter boat fleet. She is often at the helm of Voyager III, the most difficult boat, as it has high freeboard and is a handful to land in a 30 knot breeze. Meghan makes it look easy and almost always lands the boat perfectly on on the first attempt. Meghan is a great example of grace under pressure and she is worthy of a citation for her calm, cool service.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
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