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MassDOT: “Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah”! Posted on May 9

MassDOT: “Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah”!

Beginning this morning, MassDOT has posted a message reminding drivers to use turn signals when changing lanes on the highway.  MassDOT began running the message this morning, which says, “Changing lanes? / Use yah blinkah.”  The messages will run throughout the weekend and are intended   …Continue Reading MassDOT: “Changing Lanes? Use Yah Blinkah”!

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic Posted on May 8

Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Friday and Sunday afternoons and early evenings, particularly on toll roads and the Cape Cod approaches, leading into Mother’s Day weekend. Drivers are encouraged to   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Mother’s Day Weekend Traffic

Fall River: Waterfront District Kiosk Planned Posted on May 6

Fall River: Waterfront District Kiosk Planned

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola and Fall River Mayor William Flanagan today unveiled plans for a Waterfront District Kiosk, to be constructed as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, that will welcome and connect residents and visitors to the City and its rich   …Continue Reading Fall River: Waterfront District Kiosk Planned

High School Students Explore Construction Careers Posted on May 5

High School Students Explore Construction Careers

MassDOT is proud each year to support an opportunity for more than 1,200 Massachusetts high school students to explore construction industry professions and get hands-on training at the 12th Annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days held Wednesday and Thursday, April 30th and May 1st at the   …Continue Reading High School Students Explore Construction Careers

37Billion Mile Data Challenge Winners Announced Posted on May 2

37Billion Mile Data Challenge Winners Announced

MassDOT today joined the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) in announcing results of The 37Billion Mile Data Challenge, a competition that inspired the region’s data community to delve into a vast new set of anonymous vehicle-use data and to   …Continue Reading 37Billion Mile Data Challenge Winners Announced

MassDOT Launches 2014 First Responder Training Posted on May 2

MassDOT Launches 2014 First Responder Training

MassDOT and its public safety partners with support from the Federal Highway Administration this week launched the 2014 First Responder Training Program to help improve traffic incident response. The program began on April 30 at the State Police Academy in New Braintree. Clearing incidents quickly   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches 2014 First Responder Training

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

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

Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes Posted on Apr 28

Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes

Motorists will see changes to the cash and E-ZPass booth assignments at the Tobin Bridge toll plaza. MassDOT urged drivers to approach with care as they enter the new configuration. E-ZPass customers are directed to use the middle lanes. The left two booths will be   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes

New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines