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Monthly Archives: October 2021

AAA Advisory: Buck-le Up! Deer Crashes Abound in Autumn Posted on Oct 26

AAA release advising of increased risk of deer vs car crashes.

Baker-Polito Administration Advances Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Posted on Oct 22

Governor Charlie Baker today announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has committed to completing the design, permitting, and construction of the Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge project, once constructed, will provide a connection from Draw Seven Park near the MBTA Assembly Station in the City of Somerville to the City of Everett next to the Encore Boston Harbor Resort, enhancing mobility and access for residents while linking communities within the Northern Strand and Mystic River trail network. The announcement was made by Governor Baker, Energy, and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler, Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd Stein, and state and local officials in the Cities of Everett and Somerville.

MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 21

MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of speaking with teenagers about safe driving behaviors during this 14th Annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. Adults are encouraged to specifically discuss traveling at or below the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, putting cellular phones away, using turn signals, driving sober, and always looking at the road ahead. The U.S. Department of Transportation has statistics which show in 2019, almost 2,400 teens in the United States aged 13 to 19 were killed from injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93 Posted on Oct 20

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is alerting drivers to the October 20, 2021, start of additional field testing for the viability of allowing buses to travel in the breakdown lane of I-93, between I-95 and Somerville.

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program Posted on Oct 15

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 Infrastructure Funding Program. The Program provides both design and construction services for projects between $300,000 and $1.5 million in areas immediately around public elementary and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth.

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Posted on Oct 14

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

For immediate release: October 13, 2021 MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Provides support to municipalities in their efforts to reduce local congestion through a competitive grant program. All municipalities are invited to apply. BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians Posted on Oct 13

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians

The new school year is in full swing and many are heading outdoors to enjoy the fall weather before the cold arrives in a couple of months. Fall activities, like school sports or Halloween, will bring an increase in pedestrians this month, which is why   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Oct 7

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, drive in off-peak hours if possible, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions, consider public transportation to reach destinations, and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate.

Longley Road Bridge over Mulpus Brook in Shirley has Reopened for Travel Posted on Oct 4

Longley Road Bridge over Mulpus Brook in Shirley has Reopened for Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Longley Road Bridge which carries traffic over the Mulpus Brook in Shirley has reopened to traffic on Friday, October 1.