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Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel posted on Nov 16

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that volumes may be higher at times on roadways throughout the Commonwealth, using the appropriate resources to make informed decisions on route and   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning posted on Nov 15

MassDOT is advising the public to use caution, be mindful of poor visibility and flash freezing, and make informed travel decisions as winter weather conditions across the Commonwealth are predicted from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. “We are encouraging everyone to minimize driving during the   …Continue Reading Winter Weather Thursday through Friday Morning

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award

Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award posted on Nov 14

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the $318 million Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project has received the American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Project Award. This major construction project consisted of replacing the existing Whittier Bridge as well as widening and   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project Receives American Infrastructure Magazine’s Bridge of the Year Award

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely posted on Nov 13

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, motorists in Massachusetts and across the country will be headed out to visit family and friends. AAA predicts that nearly 49 million Americans will be traveling by car during the holiday weekend, and as more people hit the road, practicing   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Remind Motorists to Make it to the Thanksgiving Table Safely

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

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Unofficial Registry Websites posted on Nov 9

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is cautioning customers to make sure that they are using the official MassDOT RMV website Mass.gov/RMV when they are trying to renew a license or registration, schedule a road test, or process any transaction online. Customers may inadvertently   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Unofficial Registry Websites

MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week posted on Nov 9

MassDOT joins the Federal Highway Administration and DOTs across the country to heighten awareness of traffic incident management programs the week of November 11-17, 2018. Every minute of every day emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Participates in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update

Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update posted on Nov 8

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that beginning the morning of Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the western sidewalk (Charles River side) on the North Washington Street Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians. Those seeking to use a sidewalk to travel across the bridge   …Continue Reading Boston: North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Update

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update posted on Nov 8

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend and to take note of adjusted schedules for use of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane between Boston-Quincy and for visiting Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) customer service center   …Continue Reading Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding posted on Nov 7

MassDOT has announced it is now accepting applications from Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) for additional funding in Fiscal Year 2019, totaling $4 million, to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. This selection process will consider factors such as whether RTA projects will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT Posts Online Bike-Related Guide

MassDOT Posts Online Bike-Related Guide posted on Nov 5

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has posted online the draft Massachusetts Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability so the public may comment on the Commonwealth’s effort to provide cities and towns the tools and information needed to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient bike   …Continue Reading MassDOT Posts Online Bike-Related Guide