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
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
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!
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
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 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
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 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
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
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!