After disrupting traffic on the turnpike and shutting down the Worcester Line on his trip out to Weston, the president did the same thing in reverse on his way back to Logan this evening. Greg Hum photographed the inbound turnpike around 6:30 p.m.
Gov. Patrick said today riders of increasingly decrepit Red and Orange Line trains will see relief in 2019, when the first of new cars begin arriving under a schedule set by the MBTA board of directors:
The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120, and 74 Red Line cars with an option to increase the... Read more
State Police report:
This morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Monahan and Trooper Joseph Hilton responded to numerous calls reporting a cat in the median on the Massachusetts Turnpike, near the 128 mile marker in Boston. The callers reported the cat to appear either sick or frightened. Troopers Monahan and Hilton were able to capture the scared feline. Area animal control officers were... Read more
Todd Buffum snapped a car whose driver took a novel approach to the Allston tolls around 10 p.m. yesterday.
State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) has proposed increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70) on sections of the turnpike, I-95 and I-91.
And the Pru tunnel on the turnpike is reopened. But Lower Allston takes its turn his morning going without power.
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the sudden death of a pedestrian state troopers were trying to get off a turnpike ramp near the Allston/Cambridge tolls last night.
According to the DA's office, a trooper on a detail spotted Donald Moskites, 47, of Windsor, CT., walking up the ramp towards downtown around 10:15 p.m. The trooper, another trooper who arrived... Read more
MassDOT alerts us. Can the opening of Copley Square be far behind?
The Herald reports Gov. Patrick is looking at replacing toll takers with electronic systems.
MuckRock examines how much it costs to sponsor free tolls at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the Turnpike.
A day after we learned the alleged final cost of the Big Dig, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled the way the then turnpike authority shifted toll revenues to Big Dig construction costs was perfectly legal.
A bunch of turnpike commuters had challenged the money shifting, arguing it amounted to an unconstitutional tax, because they were paying for a new road system they might not... Read more
The Globe today reports the state Department of Transportation has some ambitious plans for the land and air around the turnpike/93 interchange in Chinatown, which it hopes will eventually become a new gateway to the city, featuring new development and parks.
Parks, huh?... Read more
Around 11:40 a.m., Jim Lokay posted a photo of the backed up traffic on the turnpike westbound between Framingham and 495.
Around the same time, Dave reported a major jam on 128 north by Rte. 20 in Waltham caused by a multi-vehicle crash that closed three lanes. Sarah Nelson reported a similar situation involving another multi-car crash on 495 south between exits... Read more