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Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road Posted on Apr 5

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Distracted driving — particularly texting and driving — is a serious issue in Massachusetts and across the country. It’s time to think about   …Continue Reading Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass Posted on Feb 18

Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass

If you want to travel through tolls without having to dig up the correct change, consider trying E-ZPass MA. The program is active along the entirety of the Massachusetts Turnpike, including bridges and tunnels, with services extending across state lines into the South and Midwest. You may also be   …Continue Reading Get Where You’re Going with E-ZPass

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities Posted on Dec 15

Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

This is a guest blog post from MassMobility, a division of the Human Service Transportation (HST) Office. Arranging transportation when you aren’t driving yourself can be challenging, whether you’re carless, have retired from driving, or want to help a loved one get to a medical   …Continue Reading Five Transportation Tips for Seniors, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Take the Clean Air Challenge Posted on Sep 15

Take the Clean Air Challenge

This is a guest blog post from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Human Service Transportation Office. Want to save money while also improving the environment? Next week is the week to try it. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) presents the Clean   …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge

Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road Posted on Aug 18

Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road

On average, motorcyclists who wear helmets have a 29 percent better chance of surviving a crash than those who do not. Although riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, knowing the rules of the road and practicing motorcycle safety will help you have a   …Continue Reading Motorcycle Safety in Massachusetts — On and Off the Road

Save Money and Commute Green with MassRIDES Posted on Apr 2

Save Money and Commute Green with MassRIDES

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average commuter releases 23.3 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air on every drive-alone trip to work. That’s more than 5,500 pounds a year. You can help improve Massachusetts’ air quality and save money at   …Continue Reading Save Money and Commute Green with MassRIDES

Teen Safety: Don’t Text and Drive Posted on Nov 14

Teen Safety: Don’t Text and Drive

Distracted driving, specifically texting while driving, is a significant issue in the United States. In 2012, car accidents that involved a distracted driver killed 3,328 people and injured 421,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, teen drivers are at   …Continue Reading Teen Safety: Don’t Text and Drive

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety Posted on Nov 13

Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. With winter weather looming on the horizon, Massachusetts residents need to stay safe on the roads. There are a number of ways to keep motorists and their passengers safe during inclement weather, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Winter Driving Tips and Safety

Carpooling and Ride Share Options in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 22

Carpooling and Ride Share Options in Massachusetts

Every year, each commuter in the Commonwealth produces 62 pounds of carbon monoxide, 9 pounds of hydrocarbons, and 5 pounds of nitrogen oxides, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Cars, trucks, and buses produce approximately 40 percent of all air pollutants. In   …Continue Reading Carpooling and Ride Share Options in Massachusetts