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Monthly Archives: August 2019

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Labor Day Celebrations and Back-to-School Season Posted on Aug 30

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Labor Day Celebrations and Back-to-School Season

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and for many reasons, it is considered one of the busiest weekends of the year. End of summer celebrations are held, last-minute vacations are booked, and children are transitioning back to school. There are a few factors that everyone   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Labor Day Celebrations and Back-to-School Season

MassDOT Announces Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program Grants Posted on Aug 28

MassDOT Announces Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program Grants

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division has announced that 10 publicly-owned airports have been awarded Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grants will be used to enhance airport safety, build and reconstruct runways and taxiways, conduct environmental assessments and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program Grants

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Aug 28

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station   …Continue Reading Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

MassDOT Restoring 21 Historic Roadway Markers Posted on Aug 28

MassDOT Restoring 21 Historic Roadway Markers

MassDOT has announced that it is carrying out a project to restore 21 historic 1930 Massachusetts Bay Colony tercentenary markers located in Bernardston, Brimfield, Deerfield, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, New Braintree, Northfield, West Brookfield, and Worcester. These cast iron markers were installed on roadways throughout the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Restoring 21 Historic Roadway Markers

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking Posted on Aug 27

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been awarded a $41 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and improve South Station’s Tower 1 interlocking, a key element which distributes trains to and from the station that is used by almost 60,000 rail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 27

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. MassDOT is taking several steps to ensure reliable travel for members of the public who utilize transportation systems   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East Posted on Aug 23

MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

MassDOT and the MBTA today announced that there will be a limited test of MBTA Silver Line buses using a ramp from MassPort’s Haul Road in South Boston’s Seaport District to I-90 eastbound. The three-day test will take place during afternoon peak travel periods to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update Posted on Aug 15

Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update

MassDOT has announced that the lane closures and roadway configuration on Route 1 northbound in Chelsea will shift on Monday, August 19 so that the center lane on this section of highway will be closed 24/7. Both the right and left travel lanes will be   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service Posted on Aug 14

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak today introduced the first new Orange Line train comprised of six brand new cars into regular service from Wellington Station. These six new cars entering passenger service today are the   …Continue Reading First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines Posted on Aug 12

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

The MBTA today announced several planned system upgrade construction projects will be accelerated, shortening some timelines by as much as eleven months for certain projects. System upgrade work to improve reliability for riders on the Green, Red, and Orange Lines that was previously scheduled to   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines