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MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps Posted on Jul 29

MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

MassDOT has announced that for the first time all public transportation authorities in the Commonwealth including the MBTA and all 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) have their routes and schedules fully accessible on Google Maps. MassDOT’s MassRIDES Statewide Travel Options Program led the effort, in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer” Posted on Jul 15

Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

The school year may be over, but walking and bicycling to school initiatives are still going strong. MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program is educating elementary and middle school aged children on the importance of walking and biking to school through our Stepping Out to   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: “Stepping Out to Summer”

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants Posted on Jul 8

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassBike wrapped up a successful 4th annual Bay State Bike Week on Sunday, May 19th with more than 14,000 riders participating.  Bay State Bike Week is a statewide celebration of cycling, featuring bicycle-focused events that are coordinated at the local level and   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time Posted on Jun 7

Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time

A longstanding partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve the rare Peregrine Falcon species is now a proven success.  Peregrines at the I-90 bridge over the Connecticut River in Chicopee/West Springfield have nested   …Continue Reading Preserving Falcons, One Nest at a Time

Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities Posted on May 24

Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities

Two additional Massachusetts communities, Cambridge, and Newton, have been recognized as “Bicycle Friendly” by the League of American Bicyclists, the national bicycling organization based in Washington, DC. This is the first year Cambridge was selected, in the coveted Gold category. Newton was previously noted as   …Continue Reading Cambridge, Newton Bicycle Friendly Communities

Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens Posted on May 17

Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola joined state and local officials, as well as bicycling and walking advocates to celebrate Bay State Bike Week 2013 with the opening of the Gillis Rail Trail Connector in Salisbury. The connection links existing bicycling and walking paths in Salisbury   …Continue Reading Salisbury: Gillis Rail Trail Connector Opens

MassDOT McGrath Highway Recommendations Posted on May 16

MassDOT McGrath Highway Recommendations

MassDOT has recommended that the McCarthy Overpass portion of McGrath Highway be grounded and the roadway developed into a Boulevard that reconnects East Somerville, Union Square and Brickbottom.  Project managers released the recommendation during a May 15 public meeting in Somerville to discuss the Grounding   …Continue Reading MassDOT McGrath Highway Recommendations

1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project Posted on May 13

1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project

MassDOT's Aeronautics Division and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center have announced a pilot program to create the first ever airport with “carbon neutral” ground operations in the United States. Nantucket Memorial Airport has been chosen to take all steps necessary to implement that designation. “This   …Continue Reading 1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project

Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19 Posted on May 8

Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

The Patrick-Murray Administration encourages residents to join their neighbors and colleagues to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, May 11-19, 2013, which celebrates bicycle transportation. Bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups and local governments have planned hundreds of diverse community-based events across the Commonwealth to show that   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: May 11-19

North Bank Bridge Honored for Engineering Excellence Posted on May 2

North Bank Bridge Honored for Engineering Excellence

The North Bank Bridge and Park project in Boston/Cambridge has received an Honor Award in the 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence national competition. The $26 million North Bank Bridge and Park project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)   …Continue Reading North Bank Bridge Honored for Engineering Excellence