Posts Tagged ‘MassDOT’

Curb cuts, median removals, and traffic mitigation have already begun on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project. The project is extremely complex, involving the reconstruction of a century-old bridge and the brick-by-brick refurbishing of its iconic salt-and-pepper-shaker stone towers. Over the next three years, construction on the Longfellow is going to have a major effect on […]

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Beginning July 20, traffic patterns on the Longfellow Bridge will be dramatically changed to accommodate construction on the 107-year-old structure. The new traffic patterns will only affect motorists: cyclists and pedestrians will continue to be able to cross the bridge in both directions. The new traffic patterns are expected to persist until September 2014.  Click here to see […]

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Beginning this Friday, as part of Phase I construction of the Green Line Extension, Medford St. between McGrath Highway and Ward St. in Somerville will be closed for three weeks. This closure is expected to create significant traffic impacts, and you can learn more about detours here. A map of the detour routes is below. As […]

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With rehabilitation of the historic Longfellow Bridge set to begin soon, MassDOT invites neighbors to attend one of two meetings in East Cambridge: Monday, July 1, 6pm — Cambridge Police Headquarters (125 6th St.) Wednesday, July 10, 7pm — MIT Building E 25, Room 111 (45 Carleton St.) Representatives from both MassDOT and the bridge’s […]

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Those of us who have supported the construction of the Community Path along with the Green Line Extension (GLX) recently received some really good news. At issue was the question of what’s known as “the Fitchburg crossing,” the section of Somerville in which the GLX will bridge the Fitchburg Commuter Rail line. At a meeting last […]

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MassDOT is undertaking a study of the feasibility of transporting ethanol by rail through several Greater Boston communities, including Somerville and Cambridge. The next public meeting is scheduled for tonight, March 11, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Argenziano School in Somerville (290 Washington St.). I encourage you to attend tonight’s public meeting to share your perspective and […]

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It’s one of the signature architectural elements connecting Cambridge and Boston—and it’s finally getting some much-needed TLC. The Longfellow Bridge was built in 1906, and in its 107 years, it’s only been repaired twice. The bridge carries not only pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, but also Red Line trains connecting North Cambridge to downtown Boston, Quincy, Mattapan, and […]

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MassDOT’s Community Transit Grant Program is undergoing some important changes. The program allows organizations to apply for funding to better serve low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals, and the Department of Transportation wants everyone to be aware of the changes, including a migration to an online application. What sort of changes? That’s a little complex for […]

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MBTA Fare Increase Displays Need For Lasting Reforms

By now, most people who ride the T have heard about the possibility that fares will be increased and service will be cut. Let me begin by saying that nobody is happy about this. There are systemic problems with the way that the MBTA is funded that have slowly plunged its budget into crisis. After […]

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Tuesday, January 31st will be MassDOT’s Transportation Day on the Hill. This will be a great opportunity to meet and ask questions of MassDOT’s top officials, get a fast-lane pass for your car, and learn about wide range of services that MassDOT offers residents. Please see the invite below for more information: Secretary Richard A. […]

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