A new state program has been successful in reducing the backlog of urgently needed repairs to Massachusetts bridges. Innovative construction methods have reduced the amount of time it once took to make repairs.
The Manhan River Bridge in Easthampton is one of the current projects in the state’s 5-year- old $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said the program prioritizes repairing structurally deficient bridges.
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.
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. WAMC’s Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
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.
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.
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…
The top transportation official in Massachusetts is highlighting a new program designed to tackle small traffic bottlenecks. It could help communities pay for projects that have languished on “wish lists”. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.