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Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter posted on Oct 10

The MBTA announced a schedule change for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass that will extend the closure through the winter but will accelerate the permanent reopening of the underpass by five months. Original closure plans for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville   …Continue Reading Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory posted on Oct 9

MassDOT is advising Columbus 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 MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study

MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study posted on Oct 7

MassDOT is pleased to announce the completion of its Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study which contains recommendations to improve transportation mobility and accessibility in the Cape Cod Canal area and provide reliable year-round connectivity over the Canal and between the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges. The   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train posted on Oct 5

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Amtrak officials and community members gathered today to highlight the Valley Flyer rail pilot, which began service on August 30th and will run for two years. Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, has been running   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24 posted on Oct 4

MassDOT is announcing that the 2019 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 24, from 7:45 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from the active transportation field   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program posted on Oct 1

MassDOT is announcing the launch of the new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Signs and Lines Program. The program provides design services and funding for low-cost infrastructure projects in areas immediately surrounding public elementary and middle schools across the Commonwealth. The Signs and Lines Program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver today joined members of the Massachusetts Legislature and officials from the Town of Concord at a ribbon cutting event for Phase 2C of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail project. The $6.3 million Phase 2C project involved constructing a 2.8-mile trail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved

MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved posted on Sep 24

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $278.5 million contract to Hyundai-Rotem for the procurement of eighty (80) new Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches, which will increase capacity by over 14,000 seats daily. A $41 million contract for engineering and program management services for   …Continue Reading MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved

MassDOT Board Approves Danvers Route 128 Bridge Replacement Project

MassDOT Board Approves Danvers Route 128 Bridge Replacement Project posted on Sep 16

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors today approved the awarding of a contract of approximately $21.5 million to replace the bridge that carries Route 128 north and southbound over the Waters River in Danvers. “MassDOT has worked closely with the local community   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Danvers Route 128 Bridge Replacement Project

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction posted on Sep 16

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak joined municipal leaders, elected officials, and local stakeholder groups gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction of the brand new, relocated Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. “Relocating and upgrading the Chelsea   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction