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Four MassGIS Maps You Didn’t Know About Posted on Nov 5

Four MassGIS Maps You Didn’t Know About

Maps are an effective way to display and analyze information that affects critical state services, including emergency response efforts, environmental planning and management, economic development, and transportation planning. The Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS) collects, stores, and publishes geographic data to serve these purposes   …Continue Reading Four MassGIS Maps You Didn’t Know About

MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand Posted on Sep 23

MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s (MBTA) mTicket is a first-in-the-nation mobile ticketing app which supports an end-to-end smartphone ticketing system and serves all commuter rail lines and ferries across the state. mTicket is comprised of customer-facing apps for both iOS and Android phones, conductor validation   …Continue Reading MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand

MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program Posted on May 8

MassDOT's Accelerated Bridge Program

On August 1, 2007, Minneapolis’ I95 W Bridge injured 145 people and took 13 lives when it collapsed into the Mississippi River. Seeing this disaster led Governor Patrick and Massachusetts transportation officials to reexamine the health of Massachusetts’ bridges. What they found was disturbing: 61%   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program