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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fall River RMV Opens New Location Monday, January 4 Posted on Dec 31

Fall River RMV Opens New Location Monday, January 4

On Monday, January 4, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division will welcome customers to its new location in Fall River. The new branch has been designed to improve efficiency and reduce customer wait times. The new branch is nearly twice the size of the   …Continue Reading Fall River RMV Opens New Location Monday, January 4

Western Massachusetts Turnpike State of Good Repair Public Meetings Posted on Dec 30

Western Massachusetts Turnpike State of Good Repair Public Meetings

MassDOT has scheduled four Public Meetings in January for the Western Massachusetts Turnpike State of Good Repair and Tolls Review. State law provides that the Turnpike shall be operated and maintained free of tolls when all notes and bonds issued by the Department of Transportation   …Continue Reading Western Massachusetts Turnpike State of Good Repair Public Meetings

Governor Baker: RMV Customer Service Progress Update Posted on Dec 28

Governor Baker: RMV Customer Service Progress Update

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today visited the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Haymarket Branch to highlight recent progress on customer service improvements across the Commonwealth and to announce the permanent appointment of Erin Deveney as   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: RMV Customer Service Progress Update

Plan Ahead! Winter Travel Safety Tips Posted on Dec 28

Plan Ahead! Winter Travel Safety Tips

MassDOT encourages motorists to be prepared for Winter Travel! Be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Driving and bring Winter Car Supplies. Use Common Sense While Driving Near Snow Plows and know what to do In Case You’re Stranded. Please review MassDOT tips: Safe   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead! Winter Travel Safety Tips

MBTA Annual Reminder: Check Charlie Card Expiration Dates Posted on Dec 23

MBTA Annual Reminder: Check Charlie Card Expiration Dates

With the end of the year approaching, it’s a good time for MBTA customers to make sure their CharlieCards will remain valid in 2016. CharlieCard users can check the expiration date on their card at any of the T’s hundreds of fare vending machines throughout   …Continue Reading MBTA Annual Reminder: Check Charlie Card Expiration Dates

Travel Safely During the Holidays! Posted on Dec 21

Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MassDOT advises residents and visitors to travel safely during the upcoming holiday season, check our online resources, and use public transportation where possible. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are   …Continue Reading Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MassDOT Aeronautics Reminds Drone Operators to Fly Safely Posted on Dec 21

MassDOT Aeronautics Reminds Drone Operators to Fly Safely

The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that more than a million Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones will be sold this 2015 holiday season. The FAA has documented hundreds of incidents this year where aircraft pilots have encountered drones while in flight. “Recreational drones can be   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics Reminds Drone Operators to Fly Safely

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade Posted on Dec 18

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

Due to construction about to begin on the site of the former Boston Garden, the existing MBTA head house will be closed on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Commuters should be aware that covered ADA accessible walkways will be put in place for MBTA customers until   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

MassDOT Highway Prepared for Winter Season Posted on Dec 17

MassDOT Highway Prepared for Winter Season

MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack and Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin joined staff members at the Highway Depot in Milton to discuss MassDOT highway preparations for the winter season and encourage safe travel. MassDOT preparations for ice and snow removal from state roadways include 380,000 tons   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Prepared for Winter Season

Springfield: I-91 Lane Reductions, Ramp Closures Begin December 20 Posted on Dec 16

Springfield: I-91 Lane Reductions, Ramp Closures Begin December 20

MassDOT expects to implement a series of lane reductions, ramp closures and detours to begin the major work for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield on Sunday, December 20, 5:30pm. Generally, the number of lanes on I-91 will be reduced by one in each   …Continue Reading Springfield: I-91 Lane Reductions, Ramp Closures Begin December 20