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Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston posted on May 27

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack is pleased to welcome the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 44th National Meeting & Training Conference to Boston, July 11–14, 2015. Secretary Pollack joins Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as Honorary Chairs of the Conference. In addition to   …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack Welcomes July COMTO National Meeting to Boston

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28 posted on May 26

MassDOT will close the on-ramps to I-195 east and westbound from Route 79/138 and Broadway northbound, and from Central Street at Durfee Street/Milliken Boulevard on Thursday, May 28. The closures are necessary to demolish and reconstruct the last two elevated bridges as part of the   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79 Project: Ramp Closures May 28

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving posted on May 24

In time for Memorial Day, the kick-off to the summer driving season, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin joined MAPFRE Insurance in reminding motorists to adhere to speed limits, obey traffic laws and avoid distracted driving when traveling during the summer months. According to data   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Mapfre Insurance Encourage Safe Summer Driving

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22

MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project.  Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops.  The bridge closure is   …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22

The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86   …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!

Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!

Weekend Commuter Boat Trips Return May 23!

Weekend Commuter Boat Trips Return May 23! posted on May 19

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack has announced that weekend commuter boat service will be provided for a second year between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, Grape Island and Boston. Weekend service begins Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. “Commuter boat   …Continue Reading Weekend Commuter Boat Trips Return May 23!

CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members

CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members posted on May 18

CapeFLYER is pleased to announce that for the second year, veterans and active service members may ride the train to Cape Cod for free on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. The CapeFLYER has coordinated with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, which   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set posted on May 15

MassDOT and The City of Somerville have scheduled the second Public Information Meeting for the McGrath Boulevard Project: Thursday, May 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street The purpose of this meeting is to share with the Somerville community the   …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Public Meeting Set

2nd Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest!

2nd Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest! posted on May 14

Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide 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.   …Continue Reading 2nd Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest!