Thursday, April 11, 2013
Davey was at the British Beer Company on Route 1 in Walpole Tuesday morning at a breakfast hosted by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.
MassDOT secretary and CEO Richard Davey was in Walpole Tuesday morning for a breakfast with members of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce. A day after the House passed a $500 million transportation bill to help balance MassDOT's budget gap, Davey was asking those in attendance, at the British Beer Company on Route 1, to support a much larger bill - about $1.9 billion - that would help fund transportation and education in the state. “What I really want you all to understand…is that the current transportation system we have we cannot afford. We just can’t,” Davey said. Davey said the MBTA is the most indebted transit agency in the United States with almost $9 billion in debt. He said that the proposed $500 million bill by the House …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The report by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation summarizes the "significant economic benefit that Massachusetts derives each year from its public-use airports."
The MassDOT Aeronautics Division and Federal Aviation Administration have released their annual Airport Economic Impact Study which examines the 39 public-use airports in Massachusetts - including the Norwood Memorial Airport. The study reports that the Norwood Airport's total economic activity has an output of $51,394,000. According to the study overview: The analysis presented in this study considers the annual economic impacts accrued in 2010 associated with airport business operations, onairport construction, military aviation, visitors who arrive via commercial airlines, and visitors who arrive on privately-owned general aviation aircraft. These impacts are reported for each airport in terms of employment, payroll, and total economic …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
State Police are increasing enforcement of breakdown lane use where new fourth travel lane has opened.
Thursday, January 24
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police are reminding drivers traveling along I-93 and I-95 (Rte. 128) that use of the breakdown lane on I-93/I-95 (Rte. 128) has been discontinued in the area where the new fourth travel lane has opened. In late November, MassDOT opened a section of the new fourth travel lane along I-93 and I-95 (Rte. 128) between Route 24 in Randolph and a point just south of Rte. 109 near the Westwood-Dedham line. The new lane is part of the ongoing project to eliminate an existing bottleneck between Rte. 24 and Rte. 9 in Wellesley by having four continuous travel lanes in each direction of interstate roadway from the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Part of the southbound travel lane will be split after Friday, MassDot says.
Starting on Friday night, the Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is splitting Route 128 to continue widening bridges across the Charles River. Jan. 18 will end with a traffic split formed along Route 128 southbound near the Great Plain Avenue intersection, according to a press release from MassDOT. Two lanes will shift to the left, two to the right, around areas where construction crews will be working. Some delays are expected between 7 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday, while the lane split is installed. From the release: Traffic heading south on I-95 will be split beginning in the area approaching Great Plain Avenue (Exit 18) with the two left lanes shifting to the east (to the driver’s left) and the right lane and …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The MassDOT offers tips and tools to help plan ahead, and asks motorists to closely monitor varying weather and roadway conditions.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The following is a statement from the MassDOT: MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holidays. With some wintry weather in the forecast, drivers should be prepared to encounter varying roadway conditions as they head to their holiday destinations. “Over the next several weeks our customers will be traveling to enjoy time with family and friends,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “Designating a sober driver is the responsible way to celebrate the season.” “Historically the days surrounding Christmas and New Year’s do not bring the traffic crunch seen around Thanksgiving, on Fridays in the summer or ahead of long weekends in the fall,” …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Construction to widen the I-93/I-95 (Rte. 128) between Randolph and Westwood will begin to come to a close as the new lane will begin opening.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The following information was submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, construction crews will begin to open the remaining portions of the newly constructed fourth travel lane on the section of interstate roadway between Randolph and Westwood. The project limits begin in Randolph on I-93 at the interchange with Rte. 24 (Exit 4). From there, the project extends west toward Canton Junction, where I-93 ends, and the roadway becomes I-95 (Rte. 128). Lastly, the project continues along I-95 (Rte. 128) to Rte. 109 (Exit 16) in Westwood. The opening of the new travel lane is scheduled to occur as follows: The above schedule is subject to change if inclement weather occurs and delays …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Here are some tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to make your Thanksgiving travel a little easier.
Will you be travelling to or from Norwood on Thanksgiving night? If so, you can snag a free cup of joe courtesy of the state. And if you're hitting the Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon, you can also get on I-90 (for one hour) without having to pay the toll. Free coffee will be served at all 18 Massachusetts Department of Tranportation (MassDOT) service plazas between 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov 23, courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Meanwhile, Plymouth Rock Assurance will sponsor free tolls at the Allston-Brighton interchange on I-90 from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, …
Monday, November 21, 2011
The busiest travel days for Thanksgiving will be Wednesday and Sunday, according to the MassDOT.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Release courtesy of the MassDOT: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) encourages residents and visitors to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming holiday weekend. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 27. I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic and busy toll plazas. To avoid delays on Wednesday and Sunday, drivers are encouraged to consider travel during the early morning or after 8 p.m. Traffic congestion is also expected at the I-95 and I-495 Turnpike interchanges along with I-495 and I-93 northbound leading into New Hampshire. “Safe travel is our top priority, and we encourage Commonwealth residents to plan ahead…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Norwood Airport was included in the 39 airports ranked in the state-wide study by the MassDOT.
On Tuesday, Governor Deval Patrick announced the results of a comprehensive statewide airport economic impact study that showed Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000 jobs. The study, done by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), included thirty-nine airports - both commercial (with scheduled airline service) and general aviation (GA) airports. Locally, Norwood Memorial Airport, a GA facility since 1946, fared very well. In 2010, Norwood Airport generated more than $51 million in total economic activity, second only to Westfield-Barnes among the state’s 30 GA airports. In all other major study categories, Norwood ranked at least second overall. “…