MBTA Transit Police say 24 people were arrested and charged with Indecent Assault & Battery in the year following the April 2008 launch of a public service campaign designed to increase awareness of sexual harassment on trains and buses, and encourage victims to report such incidents. That is an 85% increase over the 13 arrests made in the one year preceding the posting of hundreds of public service announcements on buses and subway trains.
The reporting of such incidents also climbed, from 48 in the one year immediately preceding the campaign launch, to 65 in the following year.
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
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings posted on Apr 14
MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings
Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System posted on Apr 11
Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System