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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Real World Design Challenge 2015: Newburyport Students Honored Posted on Nov 17

Real World Design Challenge 2015: Newburyport Students Honored

The 2015 Real World Design Challenge Massachusetts State Champion, Newburyport High School, on Sunday received the 2015 National Judges Award during the Challenge national competition. Newburyport’s “Jet Engineers” student team is one of two Judge’s Award recipients for 2015.  The Judges Award is given to   …Continue Reading Real World Design Challenge 2015: Newburyport Students Honored

MBTA: Rider Census Seeks Public Participation Posted on Nov 16

MBTA: Rider Census Seeks Public Participation

The MBTA is seeking information from riders about how they use the T. This system-wide Rider Census will help the T understand our passengers’ trip-making patterns, demographics, and needs. The survey takes 5-to-10-minutes to complete. Officials will use the data to evaluate current service, develop   …Continue Reading MBTA: Rider Census Seeks Public Participation

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins Posted on Nov 16

Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

MassDOT reached another project milestone when it began construction of the new pedestrian bridge that will connect the Esplanade with Charles Circle and offer sweeping views of the rehabilitated Longfellow Bridge and the Esplanade. On Friday, November 13, MassDOT started preliminary bridge foundation work. New   …Continue Reading Esplanade: New Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates Posted on Nov 13

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates

The Springfield I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project team is excited to announce the launch of MassDOT’s new and expanded project website. The website features a fresh design and new content on the following pages: • The Construction page has a thorough description of the project’s construction   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Updates

MBTA: New Subway Cars Exterior Designs Update Posted on Nov 12

MBTA: New Subway Cars Exterior Designs Update

After analyzing the survey results and disallowing dubious votes, the MBTA has identified the exterior car designs that were selected by a majority of people who responded to the on-line survey. Below are the images which received the most votes in each category: Red Line   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Subway Cars Exterior Designs Update

Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School Posted on Nov 10

Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School

MassDOT today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at the Donald Ross Elementary School in Braintree. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through the Massachusetts Safe Routes   …Continue Reading Braintree: Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements at Ross Elementary School

Lexington: Milestone Achieved, New Route 2 Bridge Span Opens Posted on Nov 10

Lexington: Milestone Achieved, New Route 2 Bridge Span Opens

The Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project reached an exciting milestone this past weekend. At approximately 12 midnight on Friday, November 6, MassDOT shifted Route 2 eastbound traffic to the new bridge that was constructed in the median between the two existing spans over I-95. The   …Continue Reading Lexington: Milestone Achieved, New Route 2 Bridge Span Opens

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Traffic Shift, Public Meeting Posted on Nov 9

Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Traffic Shift, Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting for the Worcester I-290 Belmont Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-8:30 PM, UMass Memorial Hospital Campus- Knowles Room, 119 Belmont Street The meeting will provide the public with information about the upcoming construction phase and   …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Traffic Shift, Public Meeting

Manchester-by-the-Sea: Memorial Elementary School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Posted on Nov 7

Manchester-by-the-Sea: Memorial Elementary School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

MassDOT joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at the Memorial Elementary School in Manchester-by-the-Sea. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School   …Continue Reading Manchester-by-the-Sea: Memorial Elementary School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners Announced Posted on Nov 6

Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners Announced

MassDOT this week at the annual Moving Together Conference recognized the work of high school students across the commonwealth through its Safe Street Smart Trips statewide high school video contest. Submissions from Lexington High School and Natick High School were awarded the grand prize for   …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners Announced