MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2014 award recipients in the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program.
35 applicants were selected for 55 individual grants totaling more than $14.8 million. These FY14 grants represent the first year federal and state transit funds have been awarded through a newly developed web-based grant application system. This round of funding has been awarded to Councils on Aging, Private non-Profits, Regional Transit Authorities, and Private for-Profits across the Commonwealth.
The FTA and the Commonwealth provide financial assistance to states and local recipients through a number of programs to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems.
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