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Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated Posted on Oct 8

Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated

Patrick Administration officials today joined students, parents and local leaders to celebrate the completion of three pedestrian access and safety improvement projects in Massachusetts. Completion of the projects coincides with International Walk to School Day (iWalk), when thousands of students walk or bike to school   …Continue Reading Three Schools’ Pedestrian, Bicycle Access Improvements Celebrated

International Walk to School Day October 8 Posted on Oct 6

International Walk to School Day October 8

The Patrick Administration is encouraging students, parents, and school officials to celebrate International Walk to School Day (iWalk) this Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Over 275 elementary and middle schools are expected to participate across the Commonwealth with students walking and bicycling to school in honor   …Continue Reading International Walk to School Day October 8

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26 Posted on Sep 18

Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

Massachusetts travelers will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge (formerly Car-Free Week). This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options and Shift Your Mode from September 22nd-26th. By trying greener modes including carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling,   …Continue Reading Take the Clean Air Challenge! Join Us September 22-26

2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today! Posted on Sep 17

2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today!

MassDOT’s 2014 Moving Together Conference will bring together leaders working to advance healthy transportation. Are you part of the conversation that will determine the future of transportation in Massachusetts? Please join us and let your voice be heard.  The conference is scheduled as follows: Thursday,   …Continue Reading 2014 Moving Together Conference: Register Today!

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding Posted on Sep 16

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service Posted on Sep 11

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

MassDOT in partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a public/private partnership   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

Massachusetts: 3rd Place for iWalk Registration! Posted on Sep 9

Massachusetts: 3rd Place for iWalk Registration!

MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program is pleased to announce that the Commonwealth landed in third place for the highest International Walk to School Day (iWalk) registration rates in the country! iWalk, a day when elementary and middle school students walk to school across the   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: 3rd Place for iWalk Registration!

For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Posted on Sep 4

For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest

MassDOT is seeking video submissions promoting safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors in Massachusetts. “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest is part of a larger multi-agency initiative to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety through local education and enforcement efforts. The video contest is   …Continue Reading For Students! “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting Posted on Aug 9

Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

MassDOT is leading the nation in how we think about the intersection between health and transportation. The award winning Healthy Transportation Compact, created as part of 2009 Transportation Reform signed by Governor Deval Patrick, is a multi-state agency collaboration to balance all transportation modes, expand   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities Posted on Aug 8

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott opened this week’s 10th Annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) in Boston. Secretary Davey listed the imperatives for focusing on sustainable transportation in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities