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Monthly Archives: July 2017

MassDOT: “Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet” Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign Posted on Jul 14

MassDOT: "Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet" Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign

MassDOT has launched a new statewide safety campaign to raise awareness for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists who are sharing the streets.  This initiative seeks to help reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrian and cyclists. “This safety campaign highlights the   …Continue Reading MassDOT: “Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet” Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Central Massachusetts Road and Bridge Projects Posted on Jul 13

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Central Massachusetts Road and Bridge Projects

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, and MassDOT officials at a construction project in Worcester to highlight over $193 million invested by the Baker-Polito Administration in Fiscal Year 2017 in 75 roadway and bridge   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Central Massachusetts Road and Bridge Projects

Electronic Tolling: Improving the Environment Posted on Jul 11

Electronic Tolling: Improving the Environment

Transportation is a big contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, the transportation industry alone is responsible for over a fourth of emissions. Vehicles such as passenger cars and light-duty trucks (sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans) make up more than half   …Continue Reading Electronic Tolling: Improving the Environment

MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety Posted on Jul 7

MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety

MassDOT is pleased to announce that it has partnered with MassRIDES the Statewide Travel Options Program, The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) and several Cape Cod resorts to provide a free bicycle safety training program for international students living and working on Cape Cod throughout the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassRIDES, MassBike Partner to Continue to Increase Bike Safety

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers Posted on Jul 7

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Rail and Transit Administrator Astrid Glynn, Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, and transportation advocates announced Community Transit Grant Program awards totaling $10.2 million to Councils on Aging, non-profit organizations, and Regional Transit   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards Support Local Transportation for Seniors, Paratransit Customers

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin Resigns Posted on Jul 5

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin Resigns

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced today that Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin has decided to resign from MassDOT. “From grueling snowstorms to toll demolitions, Tom Tinlin was there to see our highway projects through on time and on budget and he always brought   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin Resigns

Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7 Posted on Jul 5

Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7

MassDOT is reminding travelers that due to the upcoming Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes in each direction in Boston between the Allston/Brighton Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass beginning on the evening   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Reduced to Three Lanes Each Direction, Friday, July 7

RMV Announces New Service Center Operation Hours Posted on Jul 1

RMV Announces New Service Center Operation Hours

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced today that beginning on Monday, July 3, the RMV will standardize its hours of operation in Service Centers across the Commonwealth. The Registry is changing its hours of operation after having analyzed data on the key   …Continue Reading RMV Announces New Service Center Operation Hours