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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award Posted on Nov 30

Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program are proud to announce that for the first time, a Massachusetts student has won the annual 5th Grade National Poster Contest sponsored by Saris. Caleb Piehl of Somerville’s Dr. Albert F. Argenziano School won first place   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Student Receives National Bike Poster Award

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed Posted on Nov 25

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

  MassDOT and the MBTA announced the recently revised North Side Commuter Rail schedules will not be implemented until spring 2016. The revision of Commuter Rail schedules is a critical element of MassDOT and the MBTA’s efforts to deliver safe, reliable, on-time service to Commuter   …Continue Reading North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

Travel Safely for Thanksgiving! Posted on Nov 24

Travel Safely for Thanksgiving!

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to plan ahead with high traffic volume on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected again this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on the Sunday after the holiday.  Heavy traffic congestion   …Continue Reading Travel Safely for Thanksgiving!

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Nov 23

Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project as follows: Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Basketball Hall of Fame, Theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield Please join MassDOT for an update on the major construction and   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Project Public Meeting Set

Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts Posted on Nov 21

Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts

Drivers who frequent Interstate 95 aren’t the only ones interested in construction on the Whittier Bridge. In late October, a younger audience, one without drivers’ licenses or cars of their own, received an insider’s tour of the new Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River near   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Inspires Next Generation of Bridge Enthusiasts

Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Posted on Nov 20

Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

MassDOT today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements at the Downey Elementary School in Westwood. The improvements, constructed by MassDOT with funds from the Federal Highway Administration and support through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to   …Continue Reading Westwood: MassDOT Celebrates School Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel Posted on Nov 19

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel

The transportation agencies of Massachusetts, including MassDOT, the MBTA and Port Authority (Massport), today introduced plans to ease holiday travel frustration during the busy travel season. The travel experts at AAA are predicting 300,000 additional holiday travelers this year, bringing the total close to 47   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Massport Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel

RMV: Permit Drivers Can Skip the Line, Prepay Road Test, License, Fees Online Posted on Nov 18

RMV: Permit Drivers Can Skip the Line, Prepay Road Test, License, Fees Online

Thousands of drivers in the Commonwealth can now prepay their road test and license fees online with the new Pay My Road Test or License Fees transaction announced today by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. “Paying road test and license fees is the latest option   …Continue Reading RMV: Permit Drivers Can Skip the Line, Prepay Road Test, License, Fees Online

MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps Posted on Nov 18

MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps

As part of the MBTA’s comprehensive plan to prepare for winter, the T is releasing the findings of an online survey in which customers indicated which apps they find most useful in their daily commutes. The recent survey collected 1,925 responses online. It asked people   …Continue Reading MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps

MBTA: New Schedules for Newburyport/Rockport, Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg Lines Posted on Nov 17

MBTA: New Schedules for Newburyport/Rockport, Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg Lines

The MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will go into effect on the Newburyport/Rockport, Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg Lines in December. With a goal of creating reliable and resilient Commuter Rail schedules, the MBTA launched a thorough analysis of the schedules on every   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Schedules for Newburyport/Rockport, Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg Lines