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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lynn-Boston Summer Ferry Service to be Offered Posted on Jun 9

Lynn-Boston Summer Ferry Service to be Offered

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Senator Thomas M. McGee and Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC/Lynn) Executive Director James Cowdell announced today that ferry service will resume this summer between Lynn and Boston. Funding from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be providing   …Continue Reading Lynn-Boston Summer Ferry Service to be Offered

Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for “Complete Streets” Policies Posted on Jun 8

Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for "Complete Streets" Policies

MassDOT is pleased to announce that Smart Growth America is honoring several Massachusetts cities and towns that were awarded money from the Baker-Polito Administration for having “led the nation in creating and adopting comprehensive Complete Streets policies last year.” In its “The Best Complete Streets   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Nationally Recognized for “Complete Streets” Policies

MassDOT Celebrates North Andover Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Posted on Jun 8

MassDOT Celebrates North Andover Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

MassDOT joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of the Safe Routes to School bicycle and pedestrian improvements at the North Andover Middle School in North Andover. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and supported through   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates North Andover Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled Posted on Jun 7

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, June 21, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Medford City Hall, Council Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with a general update on   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled

Watertown: Arsenal Street Corridor Study Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 6

Watertown: Arsenal Street Corridor Study Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has released the Draft Final Report for the Arsenal Street Corridor Study. A Public Information Meeting on the study has been scheduled as follows: Arsenal Street Corridor Study Thursday, June 22, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Open House, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Watertown Free Public Library,   …Continue Reading Watertown: Arsenal Street Corridor Study Public Meeting Set

MBTA: North Shore Weekday, Weekend Alternate Service Plans Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: North Shore Weekday, Weekend Alternate Service Plans

The MBTA has released its alternate weekday and weekend commuter rail service plans for the North Shore as a result of Beverly Drawbridge construction taking place on weekdays from July 17 through August 13 and Positive Train Control (PTC) work taking place on weekends from   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Shore Weekday, Weekend Alternate Service Plans

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Groundbreaking

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the construction of the new Blue Hill Avenue Station on the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line. “Construction of the Blue Hill Avenue Station   …Continue Reading MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Groundbreaking

Boston- I-90 Comm Ave Bridge Dry Run Completed, All Lanes Open Posted on Jun 4

Boston- I-90 Comm Ave Bridge Dry Run Completed, All Lanes Open

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the “dry run” of traffic logistics on I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Boston that reduced traffic to two lanes in each direction was successfully completed at approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning. All lane restrictions and ramp closures   …Continue Reading Boston- I-90 Comm Ave Bridge Dry Run Completed, All Lanes Open

MBTA: Special Fares, Extra Service for Sail Boston Events Posted on Jun 1

MBTA: Special Fares, Extra Service for Sail Boston Events

The Sail Boston event will be held between Saturday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 21, and the MBTA is offering four special fare options to make traveling to and from the Grand Parade of Sail and the tall ships fast and easy. The MBTA is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Special Fares, Extra Service for Sail Boston Events