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Monthly Archives: April 2015

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Posted on Apr 14

April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MassDOT joins the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April in urging drivers to avoid texting and other driving distractions. The NHTSA 2015 national distracted driving enforcement campaign carries the message: “U Drive. U   …Continue Reading April: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress Posted on Apr 14

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress

The Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project continues to show visible progress in spring 2015.  At left, reinforcing steel is in place on the Davol Street Bridge deck, looking south toward Anawan Street/Pocasset Street.  Safety, access and aesthetics near the  City Pier area of Fall River   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Shows Progress

Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure Posted on Apr 9

Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure

Governor Charlie Baker has signed House Bill 3187 authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities, bringing the total funding available this construction season to $300 million, with an additional $30 million allocated through the same Chapter 90 formula for winter pothole repair   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Approves $200 Million in Chapter 90 Funding for Local Infrastructure

MassDOT, RMV Upcoming Overnight Service Interruption Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT, RMV Upcoming Overnight Service Interruption

The MassDOT and Registry of Motor Vehicles Division websites and telephone services will be temporarily unavailable during the 12 hour period beginning on Friday night, April 10, from 8pm to Saturday morning, April 11 at 8am. The service interruption will allow for MassDOT Data Center   …Continue Reading MassDOT, RMV Upcoming Overnight Service Interruption

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines Posted on Apr 8

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services announced that work will begin next week on the first of several railroad tie replacement projects on the Lowell and Haverhill lines, part of a total $100 million investment in infrastructure improvements for both lines that will increase passenger   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting Posted on Apr 8

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA from 6:00 pm–8:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced Posted on Apr 7

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced the FY 2016 award recipients for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. A total of 44 applicants, including Regional Transit Authorities, are receiving approximately $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7 Posted on Apr 6

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7

Today, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Divisions, along with the Massachusetts State Police, advised motorists of a new law taking effect on Tuesday, April 7 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshield wipers   …Continue Reading New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7

MBTA: Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon Service April 20 Posted on Apr 6

MBTA: Patriots' Day Boston Marathon Service April 20

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2015 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 20. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon Service April 20

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot Posted on Apr 3

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot

In a partnership with the Cities of Boston, Chelsea, Malden, and Somerville, the MBTA today announced a Youth Pass Pilot program. The Youth Pass is a LinkPass valid on local bus and subway and will be open to up to 1,500 eligible youth between the   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot