Tag Archives: transportation

MassDOT “21 Century Transportation Plan”

(More from our Friends at MassFiscal

– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Memos are intended to guide the public on current issues affecting our state. The memos are typically one page and provide important facts on topics facing our state, how it affects us and are current to the activities being discussed by our leaders. More…

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Cavaretta Calls on Opponent to Debate State Transportation

For immediate release

May, 7, 2012 Contact: CavarettaCommittee@gmail.com

or (978) 310-1245 HQ Dean Cavaretta, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, today called upon his Democratic opponent to debate transportation issues. “My opponent owes constituents an explanation why most state road, bridge and transit projects twice as long to build, and are two times over their original budgets, said Cavaretta.…

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Accelerating MassDOT Project Delivery

HUDSON – The project delivery process involves the development, implementation and maintenance of a road, bridge or transit project throughout the asset’s useful life, managing multiple planning, design and construction issues along the way.   Right now, the average time to deliver a road or bridge project owned by the Commonwealth is taking seven to 10-plus years – completely unacceptable…

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Most MA Road & Bridge Job Take 7-10+ Years to Complete

The project delivery process involves the development, implementation and maintenance of a road, bridge or transit project throughout the asset’s useful life, managing multiple planning, design and construction issues along the way.   Right now, the average time to deliver a road or bridge project owned by the Commonwealth is taking 7-10+ years.  Completely unacceptable when one considers how important…

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Let’s Expedite Infrastructural Development

Since 2009, we have made some progress, but let’s not slow down on the project delivery reforms started.  We need faster and a more professional Human Resource Department, a firm commitment to new engineer recruitment that attracts the best and brightest, and a streamlined permitting process that assists all the stakeholders.   The “Reform before Revenue” mantra still has a…

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Another Political Boondoggle at MassDOT

Last year’s transportation reorganization was supposed to create efficiencies and yield huge savings for the state’s taxpayers.  Instead, it’s turning into another boondoggle that’s going to cost taxpayers even more money in the long run. The Patrick-Murray Administration already has the state in a heavy borrowing mode, with $10.3 billion set to be bonded out over the next 5 years.…

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