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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

MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses Posted on May 15

MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 40 new buses and to award a contract to build 24 new Green Line cars. The procurement of 40 new diesel-electric hybrid buses will allow the MBTA to retire buses purchased in 1994   …Continue Reading MBTA: Board Approves New Green Line Cars and Buses

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again Posted on May 13

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

Thousands of people taking to the streets on bicycles. Companies setting up shop and making innovative two-wheelers. New transit facilities designed with cyclists in mind. Sound like Massachusetts today? It is . . . except that these events took place in the 1890s! While the   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18 Posted on May 7

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

The Patrick Administration today encouraged residents to join their neighbors and colleagues to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, Saturday, May 10 through Sunday, May 18. Massachusetts bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups, and local governments have scheduled hundreds of community-based activities to encourage bicycling as a   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

E-ZPass Sign Up: Malden, Beverly Posted on May 1

E-ZPass Sign Up: Malden, Beverly

MassDOT joins Malden and Beverly elected officials in scheduling upcoming E-ZPass sign-up sessions ahead of the transition to All Electronic Tolling on the Tobin Bridge. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass program at the following locations: Saturday, May 3,   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Sign Up: Malden, Beverly