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Monthly Archives: April 2019

MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Announce Highway Assistance Program Sponsorship Contract Posted on Apr 18

MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Announce Highway Assistance Program Sponsorship Contract

MassDOT officials today joined MAPFRE leadership in South Boston to announce that MAPFRE Insurance was awarded a sponsorship contract for the Highway Assistance Program for the next three years, and commemorate the 10th anniversary of Massachusetts’ Move Over Law. The Move Over Law, which took   …Continue Reading MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance Announce Highway Assistance Program Sponsorship Contract

MassDOT Aeronautics Division is Reminding the Public to Know the Rules of the “Drone Road” Posted on Apr 12

MassDOT Aeronautics Division is Reminding the Public to Know the Rules of the “Drone Road”

Following the public reports of drone use over Fenway Park in Boston last night during the ninth inning of the Red Sox game, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Aeronautics Division is reminding members of the public of their responsibility to know the rules of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics Division is Reminding the Public to Know the Rules of the “Drone Road”

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Posted on Apr 12

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In today’s fast-paced world, distracted driving has become a national epidemic. As part of an initiative to combat distracted driving, April has been deemed National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Furthermore, April 8th – 15th is National Enforcement Mobilization, where police officers are cracking down on   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Work Zone Awareness Week and Roadway Safety Legislation Posted on Apr 11

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Work Zone Awareness Week and Roadway Safety Legislation

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and Massachusetts State Police Major Richard Ball at an event in South Boston to bring attention to National Work Zone Awareness week and the importance of the Baker-Polito Administration’s recently filed road safety legislation, An Act   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Work Zone Awareness Week and Roadway Safety Legislation

MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT is advising members of the public traveling during the next several days to plan ahead, take advantage of MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools and consider using public transportation this coming weekend if possible.  The public should note that Monday, April 15, is a   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead

Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report Posted on Apr 8

Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report

The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Performance and Funding, created in the fall of 2018 by Outside Section 72 of the FY 2019 Massachusetts State Budget, today released its final report, titled:  “A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities.” The   …Continue Reading Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report

MassDOT Projects Win Awards From ACEC Massachusetts Posted on Apr 4

MassDOT Projects Win Awards From ACEC Massachusetts

Ten projects from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received awards at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on the evening of Wednesday, March 20.  The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Projects Win Awards From ACEC Massachusetts

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Enhanced Teen Driver Initiative: “The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program” Posted on Apr 2

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Enhanced Teen Driver Initiative: “The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program”

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in collaboration with Safe Roads Alliance and program sponsors Safety Insurance, Toyota North America, and the Massachusetts National Guard announced today that The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program has been updated and is now available   …Continue Reading MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Enhanced Teen Driver Initiative: “The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program”

MassDOT, MassWildlife Remind Drivers to Be Alert for Wildlife on the Road Posted on Apr 2

MassDOT, MassWildlife Remind Drivers to Be Alert for Wildlife on the Road

MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) are reminding motorists to be cautious and alert for wildlife crossing or alongside roadways during this time of year. Motorists are advised to slow down and avoid swerving if they encounter wildlife in the vicinity   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassWildlife Remind Drivers to Be Alert for Wildlife on the Road

MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles Posted on Apr 1

MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing a one-year pilot program that will begin today, Monday, April 1, 2019, that provides financial incentives to transportation network companies (TNCs) in an effort to increase availability of wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs). During the pilot program, Uber and Lyft will   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles