The Patrick Administration has announced $1.1 million in federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will repower 11 MBTA locomotives' engines to reduce particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, which contribute to asthma and other respiratory problems.
A total of $1.73 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)will also support projects that address diesel emissions from trash and recycling trucks and fishing boats, and promote the purchase of cleaner running hybrid trucks.
The grants were announced today at the MBTA’s Readville train yard in Hyde Park.
Learn more about Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery Plan investments here.
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