Quick Access to MassDOT main site.

MassDOT Blog

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Monthly Archives: February 2012

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Posted on Feb 29

MassDOT Community Transit Grants

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the newMassDOT Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2013. This new application is a consolidation of several grant applications by the Community Transit Programs Unit and Regional Planning Agencies. This single grant application will streamline the grant   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grants

Longfellow Bridge Public Hearing March 1 Posted on Feb 28

Longfellow Bridge Public Hearing March 1

A public hearing for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 1, 7 PM, Boston, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1-2-3. The public hearing will be held by MassDOT to present the Chapters of the Environmental Assessment   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Hearing March 1

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Posted on Feb 27

Green Line Extension Public Meeting

A Green Line Extension Project public meeting is scheduled to review the latest design plans for Gilman Square & Lowell Street Stations. The meeting will be held as follows:   Wednesday, March 7, 6:00-8:00 PM, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue If you need   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting

MBTA Fare, Service Meetings February 27-March 1 Posted on Feb 24

MBTA Fare, Service Meetings February 27-March 1

MBTA Fare and Services meetings continue next week through March 12. More than 4,200 people have attended public meetings across the T service area to date. Ten additional public meetings are scheduled, and public participation is encouraged and appreciated. Times and locations for next week's   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare, Service Meetings February 27-March 1

Bates Bridge Work Advances Posted on Feb 22

Bates Bridge Work Advances

Work is moving forward during winter 2012 to replace the Bates Bridge over the Merrimack River between Groveland and Haverhill. The $49.75 million project will replace the existing Bates Bridge carrying Routes 97/113 with a new bridge located approximately 60 feetdownstream. The existing bridge is   …Continue Reading Bates Bridge Work Advances

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Repairs Posted on Feb 21

MassDOT will initiate around the clock work to install a new transformer and motors on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge beginning at 6:00 am on Sunday, March 4. The bridge will be closed to traffic during the work. The electrical system that allows both cars and   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Repairs

Chelsea Street Bridge Update Posted on Feb 21

Chelsea Street Bridge Update

The Chelsea Street Bridge project continues in early 2012 with the new vertical lift structures and concrete bridge deck now completed and in place.  Current work, seen at left, includes demolition of piers from the old bridge under the new structure.  To allow for the   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge Update

MBTA Meetings Attract Thousands Posted on Feb 17

MBTA Meetings Attract Thousands

MassDOT and the MBTA thank the thousands of people who have attended the Fare and Service Public Meetings and let their voices be heard.  The T reports a total of 4,299 attendees and 1,254 speakers at meetings held through February 16, in addition to more   …Continue Reading MBTA Meetings Attract Thousands

MassDOT Celebrates Black History Month Posted on Feb 14

MassDOT Celebrates Black History Month

MassDOT's Office of Civil Rights and our Partners in Transportation this week celebrated Black History Month during one in a series of annual Diversity Luncheons.  The Partners in Transportation are transportation agencies and partners at the State Transportation Building, including the MBTA, Massport, MBCR, CTPS,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month Video Posted on Feb 10

The Patrick-Murray Administration is celebrating Black History Month in February with a series of events and discussions across the Commonwealth to commemorate the past, present and future of African-American culture in Massachusetts.   MassDOT joins in the celebration with its annual Partners In Transportation Black   …Continue Reading Black History Month Video