Here is a joint statement from the Offices of House Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray, and Governor Patrick.
“The Governor, with the support of President Murray and Speaker DeLeo, will today call on the Turnpike Authority board to use a portion of their reserve funds for the Metropolitan Highway System to address its immediate financial crisis through the end of the fiscal year, and to vote to delay the toll increase previously approved for implementation on March 29, 2009 until July 1st.
“In addition, President Murray announced that the full Senate will consider their transportation reform proposal during the week of March 23. Speaker DeLeo also announced that the House of Representatives will take up that reform proposal during the week of March 30.
“Leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed to determine the need for new revenues and to enact legislation that would provide adequate revenues to support the reform proposal and fund our long term transportation needs no later than July 1, 2009.”
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced