Quick Access to MassDOT main site.

MassDOT Blog

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Latest Post

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Mar 26

The efforts of more than 170 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities, who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commute options, were celebrated today for helping Massachusetts to reduce traffic congestion, to promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment. The Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Recent Posts

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected” posted on Mar 25

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

MassDOT joins local, state and federal transportation officials in observing the 2015 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Monday-Friday, March 23-27, and Massachusetts will be focusing on the month of April as Work Zone Safety Awareness Month. With the start of highway construction season, this   …Continue Reading Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1 posted on Mar 24

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

A Public Community Meeting for the Beverly Drawbridge Rehabilitation/Replacement Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday April 1, 6:00 PM, Beverly High School, Auditorium, 100 Sohier Rd MassDOT, MBTA and project contractor HNTB Corporation representatives will join area officials to discuss the rehabilitation and replacement   …Continue Reading Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23 posted on Mar 22

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 63 MBTA Commuter Rail trains, including 17 rush hour train trips, on Monday, March 23, with full service scheduled to be restored on or before March 30. This marks the largest number of   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

Demise of an American Railroad Empire posted on Mar 21

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire