Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The narrow “Yes” vote on Question 1 hasn't swayed selectmen away from supporting the project’s current design.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed Monday to send a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expressing its continued support for the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project, as it’s currently designed. At the request of Selectman Kevin Greeley, the board did so in response to the recent “Yes” vote on Question 1, which opponents of the current design viewed as an indictment on it. On Monday, Selectmen Steven Byrne and Joseph Curro Jr. called the non-binding ballot question “flawed,” and Greeley said there is “ample evidence” that the town wants the current project. “We’re ready,” Greeley said. “We need to do this, or we lose all of the money.” The project, which is expected to cost about $6.8 million, would be 80 percent …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Town Hall.
Thursday, January 31
The following is from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. MassDOT to hold upcoming public hearing on reconstruction of Mass Ave., Arlington, Feb. 26 Project to improve vehicle, pedestrian, bicycle movements; simplify traffic flow BOSTON (January 29, 2013) – In response to a request from the Federal Highway Administration (attached), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is hosting a second public hearing on the reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the town hall auditorium, 730 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington. The Mass. Ave. reconstruction project is being designed by the town of Arlington and funded by MassDOT. The purpose of the second public …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Police will be making sure motorists stop for school buses Wednesday.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The following is from the Arlington Police Department. The Arlington Police Department will participate in “Operation Yellow Blitz” on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Operation Yellow Blitz is an appeal by MassDOT and the Registry of Motor Vehicles in conjunction with local law enforcement to draw attention to the national problem of vehicles driving past school buses that are picking up and discharging school pupils. The Arlington Police Department will be out specifically looking for motorists that do not stop for school buses that are displaying red flashing lights and stop signs. If you are observed not stopping for a school bus, you could be issued a citation under Mass General Law Chaper 90 Section 14, which carries a fine of $250. The Arlington…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Asked about toll fairness during a Patch live chat, Governor Deval Patrick asked a reader whether he'd support high-speed tolls. Are these a good way to share the transportation funding pain, or another money grab?
Are high-speed tolls along Interstate 93 and other highways a smart way to help fund transportation in the state? Governor Deval Patrick mentioned such a system during a Patch live chat on Thursday. If you've gone up Interstate 95 into New Hampshire, you've seen high-speed tolling in action. The system is designed to read your EZ-Pass (nee Fast Lane) transponder while you breeze by at 65 miles per hour. There's no need to slow down or squeeze though a booth, as EZ-Pass users currently do on the Mass Pike, Tobin Bridge and harbor tunnels. The chat moved on to other topics, so no details about implementation were offered. What do you think? Would tolls along I-93 offer some fairness to riders in Boston, MetroWest and North Shore, who all pay…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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