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MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update Posted on Jun 14

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

MassDOT has approved its 60th municipal Complete Streets Policy. A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes – walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.  Unveiled by MassDOT on February 1st, the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future Posted on May 13

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

What will Greater Boston look like in the year 2040? How will climate change, new technologies, demographic trends and new mobility choices shape our transportation system? Join Secretary Of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jay Ash and an interactive panel on   …Continue Reading Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day Posted on May 4

Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day

Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the 7th Annual Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. Nearly 300 schools participated in the event. “It’s encouraging to see so many communities   …Continue Reading Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs Posted on May 4

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs

The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The cost savings are the   …Continue Reading MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

What could be better than April breaking the 70 degree mark? The beginning of May, because we’re getting ready for Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year,   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week is Almost Here!

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th! Posted on Apr 28

Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Students Across the Commonwealth Will Be Celebrating Massachusetts Walk and Bike To School Day on May 4th. Double knot those shoelaces, and pump up those tires as Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School day is fast approaching. This is the 7th consecutive year for the   …Continue Reading Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22 Posted on Apr 8

Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22

Now that Spring is here and winter weather is finally leaving us, it’s time to start thinking about Bay State Bike Week! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year, the week-long   …Continue Reading Join Bay State Bike Week! May 14-22

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 22

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options

Today, the Baker Administration celebrated more than 220 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the sixth annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options. The event, held at historic Fenway   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program Posted on Feb 1

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program

The Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Department of Transportation today announced a $12.5 million Complete Streets Funding Program and online program portal in an effort to encourage cities and towns in the Commonwealth to design and construct projects to make street networks safer and more efficient   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program