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Fairhaven Bike Train Program Recognized Posted on Dec 18

Fairhaven Bike Train Program Recognized

The Town of Fairhaven was recognized alongside the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program by Cape Cod’s NPR station, WCAI, for their bike train program. A bike train is a fun way for elementary and middle school students to get to school while being   …Continue Reading Fairhaven Bike Train Program Recognized

NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters Posted on Dec 15

NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters

NuRide, the Commonwealth’s ridematching and rewards program has reached a milestone by exceeding more than 25,000 commuters participating in Massachusetts. For four years, individuals living or working in the Commonwealth have had the opportunity to join NuRide, in an effort to save money, reduce vehicle   …Continue Reading NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters

GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress Posted on Dec 9

GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress

MassDOT announced the release of the GreenDOT Report: 2014 Status Update. Originally launched in 2010, GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve public health by encouraging healthy travel modes and smart growth development, and lead by example   …Continue Reading GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners! Posted on Nov 5

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

MassDOT has announced the winners of the Safe Streets. Smart Trips. Statewide High School Video Contest! The winning videos successfully and creatively demonstrated an understanding of safe walking, cycling, and driving behavior. The winners are: Grand Prize: Melrose , Running PSA Runner Up: Natick, The   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest Winners!

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