The 61 graduates honored are joining 32 police departments, including 10 joining the MBTA Transit Police. The T Police Honor Guard and Irish American Association Pipes & Drums took part in the ceremonies.
The MBTA Transit Police Academy has been in existence since 1999 and has graduated more than 1,000 police officers. The Academy trains Transit Police recruits along with recruits from other cities, towns and campus police. Recruits receive 1,014 hours of training during 26 weeks of instruction on topics including constitutional laws defensive tactics, domestic abuse, and firearms training. Congratulations to all graduates!
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
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