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.
All Electronic Tolling Coming: How to Sign Up for EZPass posted on Aug 24
In late October, MassDOT is scheduled to activate All Electronic Tolling on I-90 and the Boston tunnels. All Electronic Tolling has been in place for vehicles since July 2014 on the Tobin Bridge. To ensure drivers pay the lowest possible toll rate inside Massachusetts, drivers …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Coming: How to Sign Up for EZPass
All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is convening public hearings on toll structure changes within I-90, (the Massachusetts Turnpike), and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the Boston tunnels and the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The proposed changes include changes in the toll collection gantry locations and …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Fare Structure Public Meetings Set
South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set