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Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update Posted on Feb 11

Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update

MassDOT encourages motorists to travel safely during the upcoming Presidents’ Day weekend and be aware of service changes caused by the Monday holiday. The Boston-Quincy I-93 HOV lane Northbound and Southbound will not be open on Monday, February 15. Travelers should be aware of possible   …Continue Reading Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston Posted on Feb 9

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

Today as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a joint state and city venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment of the Massachusetts Department   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

MassDOT Reminder: Safe Winter Driving Tips! Posted on Feb 4

MassDOT Reminder: Safe Winter Driving Tips!

With snow in the forecast, MassDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead, avoid travel during the snow event when possible, and be prepared for Winter Travel! Be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Driving and bring Winter Car Supplies. Use Common Sense While Driving Near   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reminder: Safe Winter Driving Tips!

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange: March 8-9 Posted on Feb 3

MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange: March 8-9

You are invited to share and learn the newest ideas in transportation technology by attending MassDOT’s Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange for 2016, scheduled for March 8 & 9, at the DCU Center in Worcester. Are you wondering how to improve both the efficiency and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange: March 8-9

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program Posted on Feb 1

Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program

The Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Department of Transportation today announced a $12.5 million Complete Streets Funding Program and online program portal in an effort to encourage cities and towns in the Commonwealth to design and construct projects to make street networks safer and more efficient   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Launches Complete Streets Funding Program

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled Posted on Jan 27

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

MassDOT has cancelled the MBTA Red Line diversion and Longfellow Bridge closure scheduled for Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31. The remaining work will be completed during a series of night shifts instead of during a weekend diversion. The Longfellow Bridge will remain open   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal Posted on Jan 27

MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal

MassDOT today in cooperation with other state agencies dispatched crews, volunteers and equipment to assist with snow removal in Washington, D.C. Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin joined Highway Division employees as they gathered at depots in Chicopee and Auburn before departing for the nation’s capital. MassDOT   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Crews, Equipment Assist Washington, DC Snow Removal

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results Posted on Jan 26

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has been selected by the national nonprofit Transportation for America to participate in a first-of-its-kind yearlong training academy for ambitious metro regions beginning to use performance measurement to better assess the results   …Continue Reading Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance Posted on Jan 20

Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance

MassDOT’s Highway Division reminds motorists to use common sense while driving near plows as snow and ice crews work to clear state and local roadways during and following a winter weather event. Please review the following tips for winter driving when encountering snow plows: Remember   …Continue Reading Safe Winter Driving Near Snow Plows: Keep a Safe Distance

MassRIDES: Happy “NuYear”! Posted on Jan 19

MassRIDES: Happy “NuYear”!

Did you make a 2016 new year’s resolution? Perhaps less chocolate, less time on social media, spend less money, worry less? Cutting things out of our normal routines is hard, so why not add something to your daily mix? Since you already travel around town   …Continue Reading MassRIDES: Happy “NuYear”!