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Yearly Archives: 2020

Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner’s Permits, and Plate Registrations Posted on May 26

Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner's Permits, and Plate Registrations

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing it will be implementing further extensions to the renewal timelines for expiring motor vehicle inspection stickers, passenger plate registrations, professional credentials, and driver’s licenses and learner’s permits, including Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Commercial Learner’s Permits (CDLs   …Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Implements Further Extensions to Expiring Licenses, Learner’s Permits, and Plate Registrations

MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory Posted on May 21

MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

MassDOT is urging the public to stay home Memorial Day Weekend to comply with the Reopening Advisory Board’s “Safer-at-Home-Advisory.”  The Advisory states, in part: all residents should leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping and outdoor activities; people over the age of   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday Posted on May 20

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

The MBTA today reminded customers that Green Line service between Lechmere and North Stations is replaced with shuttle buses every day beginning at the start of service on Sunday, May 24, for approximately one year to accomplish work as part of the Green Line Extension   …Continue Reading MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18 Posted on May 15

MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18

The MBTA announced today that work to install bus-only pavement markings for temporary dedicated bus lanes on Charles River Dam Road will begin on Monday, May 18. In effect for approximately one year beginning Sunday, May 24, the dedicated bus lanes will support bus replacement   …Continue Reading MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18

MassDOT Announces Wildlife Monitoring Camera Images Are Online Posted on May 14

MassDOT Announces Wildlife Monitoring Camera Images Are Online

MassDOT is pleased to announce, that in partnership with MassWildlife, a wildlife monitoring camera has been installed on the Gillis Bridge in Newburyport to monitor peregrine falcons nesting on the Newburyport side of the bridge. The Gillis Bridge nesting box, built by MassWildlife, was installed   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Wildlife Monitoring Camera Images Are Online

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists About National Youth Traffic Safety Month Posted on May 13

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists About National Youth Traffic Safety Month

Many of us are trying to find ways to safely keep busy during these stressful times, and to hopefully use this time to our advantage. Staying safe and healthy is a priority within our state at the moment, but there are other safety concerns to   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists About National Youth Traffic Safety Month

Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project Posted on May 12

Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors has approved a $31.1 million-dollar contract for the Newton/Needham Corridor Improvement Project. This project utilizes a multimodal design approach to balance the needs of all users and encompasses a 1.7 mile stretch of roadway including Highland   …Continue Reading Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project

MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan Posted on May 11

MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan

The MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved the draft one-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The draft Fiscal Year 2021 CIP continues investments already underway, moves forward those investments for Fiscal Year 2021 which were previously planned, and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved Posted on May 11

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a nearly $159 million contract with Skanska DW White JV to build the Fall River Secondary, the first major construction package of South Coast Rail Phase 1. When complete in fall 2023, Phase 1 will connect   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Unofficial Third-Party Websites Posted on May 6

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Unofficial Third-Party Websites

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is cautioning customers to use only Mass.Gov/RMV when they are trying to renew a license or registration or process any business transactions online. Customers may inadvertently come across unofficial third-party websites or “mimic sites” that advertise similar services   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Unofficial Third-Party Websites