MassDOT http://wamc.org en MA Officials Unveil $12B Transportation Plan http://wamc.org/post/ma-officials-unveil-12b-transportation-plan <p>BOSTON (AP) — An ambitious five-year plan to upgrade the Massachusetts’ infrastructure includes billions of dollars for new MBTA trains, road and bridge repairs, and all-electronic tolling.</p><p><a href="http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/0/docs/infoCenter/docs_materials/cip_FY14_FY18.pdf" target="_blank">The $12.4 billion capital investment plan</a> released by <a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Gov. Deval Patrick</a>'s administration Friday is a blueprint only and there's no guarantee that all of the projects will go forward.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:48:38 +0000 Jim Levulis 81628 at http://wamc.org MA Officials Unveil $12B Transportation Plan New Construction Techniques, Incentives Speed Bridge Replacement http://wamc.org/post/new-construction-techniques-incentives-speed-bridge-replacement <p>A new state program has been successful in reducing the backlog of urgently needed repairs to Massachusetts bridges.&nbsp; Innovative construction methods have reduced the amount of time it once took to make repairs.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton is one of the current projects in the&nbsp; state’s 5-year- old $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.&nbsp;&nbsp; MassDOT&nbsp; Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said the program prioritizes repairing structurally deficient bridges.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71816 at http://wamc.org New Construction Techniques, Incentives Speed Bridge Replacement Mass. Secretary of Transportation Discusses Bond Bill in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/mass-secretary-transportation-discusses-bond-bill-berkshires <p></p><p>Massachusetts’ Secretary of Transportation visited the Berkshires on Thursday to pitch the governor’s transportation budget, and to discuss the newly filed transportation bond bill with local legislators and heads of town governments.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59912 at http://wamc.org Mass. Secretary of Transportation Discusses Bond Bill in Berkshires Patrick Administration Considers Replacement of Toll Booths on MassPike http://wamc.org/post/patrick-administration-considers-replacement-toll-booths-masspike <p></p><p>Motorists would no longer have to stop or even slow down to pay their tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike under a plan being considered by Gov. Deval Patrick's administration.</p><p></p><p>Patrick said Monday the state is hoping to phase out tollbooths and replace them with an electronic system that would automatically toll drivers as they exit the highway.</p><p>The governor stressed that planning is still in its early stages and details are still being worked out.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53661 at http://wamc.org Patrick Administration Considers Replacement of Toll Booths on MassPike MassDOT Hears Comments on Pittsfield Bridge Project http://wamc.org/post/massdot-hears-comments-pittsfield-bridge-project <p></p><p></p><p>As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is developing its plan to replace a bridge over a vital freight rail corridor in Pittsfield, members of the public are being asked for their opinions.&nbsp; WAMC’s Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52900 at http://wamc.org MassDOT Hears Comments on Pittsfield Bridge Project MassDOT Board Hears Comments from Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/massdot-board-hears-comments-berkshires <p>Local leaders in Berkshire County submitted their comments to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation yesterday in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that officials made it clear to the board that funding to the county’s public transportation is inadequate.</p><p>At the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s monthly board meeting, held in North Adams yesterday afternoon, local officials brought their complaints with them to the 7-member board.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:08:16 +0000 Lucas Willard 49282 at http://wamc.org MassDOT Board Hears Comments from Berkshires MassDOT Secretary Dismisses Controversy Surrounding Board Restructuring http://wamc.org/post/massdot-secretary-dismisses-controversy-surrounding-board-restructuring <p>Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has released all five members of the state transportation board. The board will be restructured in September, but the move is sparking some controversy. WAMC’s Lucas Willard filed a report…</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:48:47 +0000 Lucas Willard 46834 at http://wamc.org MassDOT Secretary Dismisses Controversy Surrounding Board Restructuring MassDOT Program Funds Small Scale Projects http://wamc.org/post/massdot-program-funds-small-scale-projects <p> The top transportation official in Massachusetts is highlighting a new program designed to tackle small traffic bottlenecks.&nbsp; It could help communities pay for projects that have languished on &ldquo;wish lists&rdquo;. WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 45550 at http://wamc.org MassDOT Program Funds Small Scale Projects