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“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

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23 Posted on Apr 30

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

MassDOT and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) today announced CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands will begin Friday, May 23 through Labor Day, with an improved schedule and new station stop at Wareham Village.   “CapeFLYER is a proven   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding Posted on Apr 30

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced funding for a multi-modal Community Path to be built along the Green Line Extension (GLX) in Somerville and Cambridge. The 1.9 mile path will connect four GLX Stations: Lowell Street, Gilman Square, Washington Street and the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

Bay State Bike Week Reminder! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bay State Bike Week is almost here! Massachusetts will honor bicycle transportation with a week long series of events from May 10th – 18th. PUMP UP your own event this week to show that bicycling can be a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable travel choice. Host a   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced Posted on Apr 28

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the beginning of a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program to reduce the number of crashes involving bicycles and pedestrians and enhance safe travel. The program in the first year will provide a   …Continue Reading Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced