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MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Program Initiatives Receive AAMVA Awards

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Program Initiatives Receive AAMVA Awards
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that it has been selected to receive awards from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) for its efforts in implementing new fraud and prevention initiatives, developing an Alternate Residency Affidavit Program, and creating four   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Program Initiatives Receive AAMVA Awards

North Washington Street Bridge Virtual Public Meetings

By Klark Jessen
North Washington Street Bridge Virtual Public Meetings
The North Washington Street Bridge Project is entering a new phase of work. In July, traffic on the permanent bridge will begin shifting onto the temporary bridge. The traffic shift is currently slated to occur during the weekend of July 11th-12th with all traffic shifted   ...Continue Reading North Washington Street Bridge Virtual Public Meetings

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update

By Klark Jessen
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update
MassDOT is announcing that the southern section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will be re-opened to the public beginning on Saturday, June 27, which includes access to the Berkshire Mall Connector Road parking lots. Meanwhile, on Monday, June 29, the northern section of the trail will   ...Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update

MassDOT Board Approves Orange Bridge Replacement Contract

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Board Approves Orange Bridge Replacement Contract
The MassDOT Board of Directors approved the awarding of a bridge construction contract to replace the Route 2 over Route 202 Bridge in Orange. The $18 million project will consist of three stages of construction to repair the current structurally-deficient bridge. The bridge will be   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Orange Bridge Replacement Contract

Massachusetts RMV Encouraging Customers to Renew Licenses Online Now and Upgrade to REAL ID in 2021 for Free

By Klark Jessen
Massachusetts RMV Encouraging Customers to Renew Licenses Online Now and Upgrade to REAL ID in 2021 for Free
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is encouraging all eligible customers to renew their standard Massachusetts driver’s license or Massachusetts ID card online at Mass.Gov/RMV any time between now and August 12, 2020, in order to qualify for a free upgrade to a REAL   ...Continue Reading Massachusetts RMV Encouraging Customers to Renew Licenses Online Now and Upgrade to REAL ID in 2021 for Free

MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications
MassDOT is announcing that it is now accepting applications for the FY2021 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP).  The program supports projects that expand or improve rail or freight access, economic opportunity and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program that provides financial   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

Jamey Tesler named Registrar of Motor Vehicles

By Klark Jessen
Jamey Tesler named Registrar of Motor Vehicles
MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack has announced the appointment of Jamey Tesler to the position of Registrar of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Tesler, who has implemented a series of safety-focused reforms at the RMV and Merit Rating Board (MRB) since being   ...Continue Reading Jamey Tesler named Registrar of Motor Vehicles

MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

By Klark Jessen
MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved
With the goal of incentivizing better service now and providing cost certainty in a challenging market among other objectives, today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved of a four-year extension of the Commuter Rail Operating contract between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services,   ...Continue Reading MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

RMV Announces New Initiatives to Provide Additional Flexibility to Customers

By Klark Jessen
RMV Announces New Initiatives to Provide Additional Flexibility to Customers
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing new initiatives to provide additional flexibility to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanded appointment hours at open Service Centers, additional Service Center reopenings, an online Learners’ Permit test and exclusive permit appointment hours, online   ...Continue Reading RMV Announces New Initiatives to Provide Additional Flexibility to Customers

Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

By Klark Jessen
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The MBTA announced a fourteen-day full closure of the Red Line between Braintree and Quincy Center Stations beginning Thursday, June 18, to allow for accelerated infrastructure work to take place. During this accelerated work, shuttle buses will replace service between Braintree and Quincy Center for   ...Continue Reading Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards
MassDOT through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, today conducted its annual Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Awards Ceremony virtually to recognize SRTS partner schools and community champions in their efforts in administering programs for students to safely walk and bike to   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards

Dennis: MassDOT Reopens the Old Bass River Bridge

By Klark Jessen
Dennis: MassDOT Reopens the Old Bass River Bridge
MassDOT is pleased to announce the reopening of the Old Bass River Bridge over Route 6 in Dennis. The Bridge has been closed since December 6, 2019, after it suffered extensive damage when it was struck by an over height vehicle traveling on Route 6   ...Continue Reading Dennis: MassDOT Reopens the Old Bass River Bridge

Hopedale and Milford: Route 16/Route 140 Project

By Klark Jessen
Hopedale and Milford: Route 16/Route 140 Project
MassDOT is announcing that the resurfacing and intersection improvement operations have begun on Route 16 and Route 140 in Milford and Hopedale. On June 2, Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined members of the Massachusetts Legislature, officials from the Towns   ...Continue Reading Hopedale and Milford: Route 16/Route 140 Project

Marshfield: new Beach Street Bridge Celebrated

By Klark Jessen
Marshfield: new Beach Street Bridge Celebrated
MassDOT is pleased to announce the opening of the new Beach Street Bridge over the Cut River in Marshfield. On June 2, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver joined State Senator Patrick O’Connor, Marshfield Town Administrator Michael Maresco, project officials   ...Continue Reading Marshfield: new Beach Street Bridge Celebrated

Green Line Extension to Reopen Two Major Bridges in Somerville

By Klark Jessen
Broadway Bridge awaiting placement of concrete deck
The MBTA announced that the Green Line Extension (GLX) project will permanently reopen the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville on May 31. Following this major project milestone, the Broadway Bridge in Ball Square is scheduled to reopen the during the first   ...Continue Reading Green Line Extension to Reopen Two Major Bridges in Somerville

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

By Klark Jessen
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Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, General Manager Steve Poftak, and other officials toured ongoing accelerated infrastructure work taking place on the Blue Line at Maverick Station. A full closure of the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Airport Stations began Monday, May   ...Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner’s Permits, and Plate Registrations

By Klark Jessen
Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner's Permits, and Plate Registrations
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing it will be implementing further extensions to the renewal timelines for expiring motor vehicle inspection stickers, passenger plate registrations, professional credentials, and driver’s licenses and learner’s permits, including Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Commercial Learner’s Permits (CDLs   ...Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner’s Permits, and Plate Registrations

MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory
MassDOT is urging the public to stay home Memorial Day Weekend to comply with the Reopening Advisory Board’s “Safer-at-Home-Advisory.”  The Advisory states, in part: all residents should leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping and outdoor activities; people over the age of   ...Continue Reading MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

By Klark Jessen
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The MBTA today reminded customers that Green Line service between Lechmere and North Stations is replaced with shuttle buses every day beginning at the start of service on Sunday, May 24, for approximately one year to accomplish work as part of the Green Line Extension   ...Continue Reading MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18

By Klark Jessen
MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18
The MBTA announced today that work to install bus-only pavement markings for temporary dedicated bus lanes on Charles River Dam Road will begin on Monday, May 18. In effect for approximately one year beginning Sunday, May 24, the dedicated bus lanes will support bus replacement   ...Continue Reading MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18
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