President Obama's planned visit to Martha's Vineyard from August 23rd until August 30th brings flight restrictions. Mass Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Chris Willenborg says the FAA has issued Temporary Flight Restrictions for aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of Martha's Vineyard, the larger circle at left.
General aviation aircraft flying closer- within 10 nautical miles of Martha's Vineyard- must get a waiver 72 hours in advance of landing and taking off from the airport. The pilot and passengers must be screened at a Gateway airport. Cape Air and other commercial flights are not affected as passengers are screened at their respective airports. Read the FAA advisory.
Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August posted on Jul 22
MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track. …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August
Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station posted on Jul 21
MassDOT Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin today joined local legislators to break ground on the Assabet River Rail Trail construction project in Maynard. The $6.7 million project links the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district as well as the MBTA South …Continue Reading Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station
Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations posted on Jul 20
MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations