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Monthly Archives: October 2015

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Drive Safely During National Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 16

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Drive Safely During National Teen Driver Safety Week

      Guest Blog Written By Patrick McDonald, CPCU, AIM, AIS Executive Vice President – Business & Clients MAPFRE Insurance At MAPFRE Insurance, we know that automobile crashes are the leading cause of injury for teens. Newly licensed Massachusetts teen drivers need extra care,   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Encourage Motorists to Drive Safely During National Teen Driver Safety Week

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September Posted on Oct 14

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

MBTA commuter rail system operator Keolis Commuter Services ended September with an unadjusted on-time weekday performance rate of 91.9 percent, the best September performance since 2006. When the figures are adjusted to take into account delays caused by issues beyond the company’s control, as specified   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

Permanent Bike Pump Station Installed at State Transportation Building Posted on Oct 12

Permanent Bike Pump Station Installed at State Transportation Building

The bike parking facility of the State Transportation Building received a new, secure bike pump and stand this fall. Free and open to the public, MassDOT staff, local residents and visitors are welcome to use the pump located at 10 Park Plaza in Downtown Boston!   …Continue Reading Permanent Bike Pump Station Installed at State Transportation Building

2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us! Posted on Oct 10

2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us!

MassDOT as part of the GreenDOT sustainability policy is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Moving Together Conference! The conference is scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston This   …Continue Reading 2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us!

Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking Posted on Oct 9

Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking

MassDOT Rail & Transit Division Administrator Astrid Glynn joined elected officials and supporters today in Haverhill to celebrate the Bradford Rail Trail groundbreaking. When completed, the 3,300 foot long Rail Trail will be located between the Basilere Bridge, the Comeau Bridge near South Elm Street   …Continue Reading Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Oct 8

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT is scheduling Capital Conversations, a series of public community meetings to solicit input on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The meetings will be held in various regions throughout the Commonwealth   …Continue Reading MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set Posted on Oct 8

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

The Kendall Square Mobility Task Force invites you to a Community Open House on Thursday, October 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring Street, Cambridge. You may view maps, meet our project team and share your ideas. There will be a short presentation at 6:15pm. The next   …Continue Reading Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades Posted on Oct 7

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced a series of comprehensive changes to the MBTA’s Commuter Rail schedule that include the addition of non-stop train service between Union Station in Worcester and Boston, beginning in May 2016. Upon implementation, one non-stop train will depart Union Station   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday Posted on Oct 7

Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday

MassDOT advises highway travelers to plan ahead for one of the busiest days of the year on state highways this Friday, October 9, ahead of the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The Friday before Columbus Day in a typical recent year has been the busiest or   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday

MBTA Video: Watch Concord Bridge Roll into Place! Posted on Oct 6

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA replaced the railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge rolled into place during one weekend at the end of August. Crews prepared foundations for the new   …Continue Reading MBTA Video: Watch Concord Bridge Roll into Place!