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MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead posted on May 21

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools to plan trips, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations and all other Commonwealth of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved posted on May 21

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $26.5 million contract to Fischbach and Moore Electric to rebuild the signal system that controls the movement of Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains in and out of North Station with a state-of-the-art system that   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

Travel Advisory: Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project

Travel Advisory: Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project posted on May 10

MassDOT is reminding members of the public of the closure of one of three southbound travel lanes on Route 1 in Chelsea and the Tobin Bridge beginning the morning of Tuesday, May 14. The public is also reminded the one-lane northbound closure on the Tobin   …Continue Reading Travel Advisory: Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project

MassDOT Selects 14 Municipalities for Safe Routes to School Program Awards

MassDOT Selects 14 Municipalities for Safe Routes to School Program Awards posted on May 10

MassDOT is pleased to announce that a total of 14 municipalities have received infrastructure project awards through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. The selected projects are distributed across the Commonwealth, with at least one project located in each MassDOT Highway District. Projects   …Continue Reading MassDOT Selects 14 Municipalities for Safe Routes to School Program Awards

MassDOT Announces Bay State Bike  Week Events

MassDOT Announces Bay State Bike Week Events posted on May 10

MassDOT is encouraging members of the public to participate in one of the many special events for Bay State Bike Week in Massachusetts during the week of May 13, including the following activities in several communities: Monday, May 13 – Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Bay State Bike Week Events

MassDOT Announces Bike Lanes to be added near Museum of Science

MassDOT Announces Bike Lanes to be added near Museum of Science posted on May 8

MassDOT has announced the reconfiguring of lanes of travel on Charles River Dam Road in Boston and Cambridge, including the Craigie Bridge, in order to improve safety for the public. In June, crews will begin activities to reconstruct the roadway so there will be two   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Bike Lanes to be added near Museum of Science

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Motorcycle Awareness Month posted on May 6

As the weather warms up, more motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are out on the roads. May also happens to be Motorcycle Awareness month, so it’s important to “Share the Road.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), informs that, sadly, motorcyclists are significantly overrepresented in   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set posted on May 3

MassDOT is preparing the next five-year capital plan, a spending plan that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2020 and 2024. The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) determines how we prioritize and fund our investments, covering all transportation projects – everything from highway and   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid posted on Apr 30

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a three-year, $40 million energy efficiency partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Eversource and National Grid. This partnership will reduce energy consumption across dozens of MBTA stations and facilities, reduce MBTA operating costs, enhance rider experience through improved   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea posted on Apr 29

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a contract that will result in the relocation and construction of a new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. When complete, the new Chelsea Station will be an intermodal facility that connects the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea