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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

MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold” Posted on Aug 4

MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized the MBTA and other organizations today for their outstanding sustainability achievements which have met specific criteria through the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Public transit agencies and businesses that voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program commit to   …Continue Reading MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips Posted on Jul 8

MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program. The Program is designed to increase vanpool use throughout the Commonwealth by subsidizing vanpool fares for participants. A monthly subsidy of up to $600 per month will be available to participating   …Continue Reading MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips

Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase Posted on Jun 27

Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase

Governor Deval Patrick today launched the next phase of work to make Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) the first and only airport in the country to entirely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its airport-controlled operations. The implementation phase announced today includes execution of energy conservation measures   …Continue Reading Nantucket: Carbon-Neutral Airport Next Phase

Bay State Bike Week: Thank You! Posted on Jun 20

Bay State Bike Week: Thank You!

MassDOT, MassBike, and MassRIDES thanks everyone for all of the hard work put into making Bay State Bike Week a success! We were thrilled to see returning and brand new events this year throughout Massachusetts, from bike breakfasts to group rides and so many other   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Thank You!

Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 16

Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined officials from MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs along with federal, state and local officials to break ground on improvements to the Holyoke Canal Walk. The $3.5 million investment in the Gateway City of Holyoke will   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins Posted on May 20

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

MassDOT’s contractor for the reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington will begin initial steps for the project during the week of May 27, 2014.  Early operations will include the installation of construction signs, erosion control measures, protection for trees, and drainage work.  There will be   …Continue Reading Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced Posted on May 15

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced

MassDOT has announced a statewide high school video contest to promote Safe Streets. Smart Trips., an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.  MassDOT Secretary and CEO, Richard A. Davey announced the   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced

Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail Posted on May 15

Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola, federal, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Cochituate Rail Trail in Framingham. The 1.4 mile Cochituate Rail Trail along abandoned railroad right-of-way will extend from School Street to Route 30   …Continue Reading Patrick Administration Celebrates Framingham Rail Trail