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MassDOT announce High School Video Contest to promote “Safe Streets. Smart Trips.” Initiative

MassDOT Secretary and CEO, Richard A. Davey announced a statewide high school video contest to promote the Safe Streets. Smart Trips. initiative at an event on Thursday, May 15h at Somerville High School. The initiative is a multiagency and multidisciplinary effort within the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program, and part of the Massachusetts … Continue reading »

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path on Wednesday, May 14 at the Holiday Inn in Somerville on 30 Washington Street from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey announced on April 30th that as … Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project

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 … Continue reading »

Major Traffic Changes on Longfellow Bridge Expected to Last Until September 2014

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 … Continue reading »

Learn More About the Longfellow Bridge Construction

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 … Continue reading »

A Big Step Forward for the Community Path

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 … Continue reading »

Longfellow Bridge Construction to Begin This Summer

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 … Continue reading »

Changes to MassDOT’s Community Transit Grant Program

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 … Continue reading »