What does the Governor's transportation plan mean for my region? Thanks to the plan's unprecedented focus on regional equity, it means a significant, guaranteed investment in rail, road and bridge, and regional transit in every region.
From the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts to the Cape & Islands, the plan ensures all regions paying into the system receive funding for services in proportion to their contribution. Three cents of the gas tax is devoted to rail projects south, west and north. Another 1.5 cents targets regional road, bridge, and public works projects. Another 1.5 cents provides a significant 66% increase in funding for Regional Transit Authorities.
We have added new regional links on the Reform & Renew web page showing benefits to Western Mass, South Coast, and South Shore- Cape & Islands.
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
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting