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MassDOT Celebrates Third Annual Safe Routes to School Award Ceremony Posted on Jun 26

MassDOT Celebrates Third Annual Safe Routes to School Award Ceremony

MassDOT, through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, celebrated the successes of SRTS partner schools and community champions at the Massachusetts State House. Over 100 award recipients were recognized at yesterday’s ceremony across four award categories. In addition, thirteen awards were given to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Third Annual Safe Routes to School Award Ceremony

Tobin Bridge Project: Everett Avenue On-ramp Re-opening Saturday, June 9 Posted on Jun 8

Tobin Bridge Project: Everett Avenue On-ramp Re-opening Saturday, June 9

MassDOT has announced that the on-ramp from Everett Avenue onto the Tobin Bridge (Route 1 southbound) in Chelsea will be re-opening at approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, June 9. This on-ramp has been closed for approximately one month due to the Tobin Bridge Repair project.   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Project: Everett Avenue On-ramp Re-opening Saturday, June 9

MassDOT Celebrates Northampton Bicycle/Pedestrian Underpass Opening Posted on Jun 7

MassDOT Celebrates Northampton Bicycle/Pedestrian Underpass Opening

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, MassDOT staff, local leaders, and members of the public to celebrate the opening of a new bicycle/pedestrian underpass beneath the existing railroad line in Northampton. This new $4.4 million underpass in the area   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Northampton Bicycle/Pedestrian Underpass Opening

Boston: I-90 Traffic “Dry Run” Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jun 2

Boston: I-90 Traffic "Dry Run" Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project “dry run” of traffic equipment logistics on I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Boston that reduced traffic to two lanes in each direction and required varying on and off-ramp closures was successfully completed   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Traffic “Dry Run” Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Bike to Work Day 2018 Success Posted on May 31

Bike to Work Day 2018 Success

Massachusetts held a successful employer-based Bike to Work Day (BTWD) on Friday, May 18th. The event, organized by MassRIDES, included 72 employer partners that celebrated biking as a fun, healthy, and safe way to commute to work. Forty-two percent of participants biked to work for   …Continue Reading Bike to Work Day 2018 Success

Water Transportation Advisory Council Update Posted on May 17

Water Transportation Advisory Council Update

Transportation Secretary and MassDOT CEO Stephanie Pollack convened the Water Transportation Advisory Council today and the Council heard an update on the Comprehensive Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study being managed by Boston Harbor Now. The study advances two new ferry routes into an additional analysis   …Continue Reading Water Transportation Advisory Council Update

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Posted on May 11

Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, local leaders in Acton and community members came together today for the grand opening of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Phase 2A segment, an approximately 5 mile path which is the latest   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Joins Community at Grand Opening of 5 Mile Segment of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day Posted on May 4

Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the annual Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on May 2nd. This is the 9th consecutive year for the event, an initiative   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Posted on Apr 23

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the second annual Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 marking the official kickoff of MassDOT-sponsored outdoor events this season aimed at promoting healthy transportation. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

Baker-Polito Administration Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Apr 18

Baker-Polito Administration Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

The Baker-Polito Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 200 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities in promoting active, healthy and sustainable travel options at their worksites.  At the eighth annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at historic Fenway Park, the honorees   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options