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Yearly Archives: 2019

MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 29

MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix of precipitation for the state between tonight and Tuesday, December 31. Following dry conditions during the day today, there will be a mix of snow, sleet and rain developing in Western   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory

MassDOT Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 23

MassDOT Holiday Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for holiday travel by recognizing that traffic volumes and the number of travelers on public transportation will be higher than normal.  Drivers and public transportation customers should check websites for real-time   …Continue Reading MassDOT Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants Posted on Dec 23

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution Posted on Dec 20

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $7.5 million in grants for 98 projects that will help to electrify the transportation sector and reduce air pollution. The projects are part of the Massachusetts Volkswagen (VW) Open Solicitation initiative that seeks to address air pollution that resulted from   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Be Prepared for Winter Weather Travel Posted on Dec 19

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Be Prepared for Winter Weather Travel

December swooped into New England with significant snow storms, and there are more to come this season. As many Bay Staters have experienced, these storms cause difficulties and dangerous situations on our roadways. According to research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, winter   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Be Prepared for Winter Weather Travel

Transportation and Climate Initiative Agreement to Deliver Northeast At Least $1.4 Billion in Transit System Investment Posted on Dec 18

Transportation and Climate Initiative Agreement to Deliver Northeast At Least $1.4 Billion in Transit System Investment

Massachusetts and 11 other states across the Northeast and the District of Columbia today announced the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) draft agreement would generate $1.4 billion to $7 billion per year regionally for transportation-related investments and about $500 million per year in Massachusetts to   …Continue Reading Transportation and Climate Initiative Agreement to Deliver Northeast At Least $1.4 Billion in Transit System Investment

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards Posted on Dec 12

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $9.5 million for cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).  The annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit operating   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees Posted on Dec 9

MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today accepted a report from the MBTA Safety Review Panel that offers 34 recommendations with 61 corrective actions to improve safety for MBTA riders and staff. The panel, commissioned by the   …Continue Reading MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

MassDOT Winter Storm Update Posted on Nov 30

MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service has updated its forecast, predicting that by mid-day Sunday there will be a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts in Western Massachusetts which will arrive in eastern regions, including the Greater   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Nov 29

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts across the state beginning during the afternoon hours on Sunday, December 1. The storm is developing from west to east and is   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory