Senator Brownsberger joined Governor Patrick, Secretary Davey, Mayor Walsh, and Representative Honan at today’s (9/30) announcement of major improvements to the I-90 Interchange in Allston, including the creation of a new commuter rail station called West Station. See a video of the press conference, done by Harry Mattison (Sen. Brownsberger can be seen at 5:38), and the event press release.
MassDOT) has postponed a Public Meeting for the Back Bay Ramps Transportation Study, initially scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th at the Boston Public Library. A new meeting date will be announced within the next several weeks.
Karen Grossman of the MyRWA Clean Water Campaign reports on recent improvements in the Charles River and the upcoming annual meeting of the Mystic River Watershed Association.
Rich Carlson expresses concern about Massachusetts’ comparative state rankings on highways and road infrastructure.
Last week, the MBTA reached agreement with its largest union, Local 589, on a new collective bargaining agreement which includes commitments to increase transparency of the union’s pension fund. Concerns about the issue aren’t fully settled, but this is real progress and I commend the MBTA, the union’s leadership and the fund itself for these major steps towards transparency.
More information about the Bowker overpass from Storrow Drive towards Fenway and Longwood. We are also working closely with neighbors of the project and with MassDOT to control the local noise and disruption caused by the project.