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MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28

MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28 posted on May 26

MassDOT weekend commuter boat service will be provided for the third year between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, Grape Island and Boston. The service begins Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. “Commuter ferry service on the weekends during the two previous   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting posted on May 26

MassDOT has scheduled a community meeting for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project as follows:   Thursday, June 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium (CGS 129), Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue. The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Project will replace the existing superstructure   …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Community Meeting

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24

Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed

MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement

MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24

Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter   …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement

MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40

MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40 posted on May 23

MassDOT and the MBTA will kick off development of a long-term investment plan for the MBTA at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center at 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 24. Known as Focus40, the effort looks ahead at how the MBTA can serve the people of   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40

MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program

MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program posted on May 21

MassDOT’s  Highway Division and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs’ Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife hosted an event on Friday, May 20 to highlight the joint Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program and other cross-agency efforts to help with the recovery, conservation and   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassWildlife Event Highlights Peregrine Falcon Nest Box Program

Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking

Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking posted on May 20

MassDOT officials joined Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella today to celebrate groundbreaking for the reconstruction of Mechanic Street. The project will reconstruct Mechanic Street from its intersection with Laurel Street and east to the Leominster Connector to make it safer for vehicle and pedestrian traffic and   …Continue Reading Leominster: Mechanic Street Groundbreaking

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached posted on May 19

MassDOT’s Complete Streets Funding Program has reached a milestone, with 100 municipalities registered to participate! The Complete Streets Funding Program launched on February 1, 2016. In addition to reaching the 100 participant milestone, 46 municipalities have passed Complete Streets Policies, a primary requirement to be   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Milestone Reached

MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students!

MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students! posted on May 18

MassDOT has announced the third annual statewide Safe Streets Smart Trips high school video contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began two years   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Video Contest for High School Students!