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MassDOT Seeking Bids for Pre-Apprentice Training Program Posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders able to provide Pre-Apprentice Training, with a concentration in transportation and/or highway construction to low-income, minority, youth, or young adult populations. The purpose of this Request for Response (RFR) is to secure the services of multiple organizations including public schools that can assist MassDOT by providing pre-apprenticeship training to eligible participants. The approval of the federal infrastructure bill will increase the need for jobs, especially in the construction and maintenance sectors.

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Travel to the Thanksgiving Table Safely Posted on Nov 8

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Travel to the Thanksgiving Table Safely

MassDOT Veterans Day Travel Advisory Posted on Nov 8

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public to plan ahead if traveling for Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11, and through the weekend. Thursday, November 11, is Veterans Day, a federal and Commonwealth of Massachusetts holiday, meaning government offices will be closed including the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ customer service center locations.

Speakers Announced for 2021 MassDOT Virtual Moving Together Conference Posted on Nov 3

Speakers announced for the conference include Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute Todd Litman, and renowned author, city planner and urban designer, Jeff Speck.

AAA Advisory: Buck-le Up! Deer Crashes Abound in Autumn Posted on Oct 26

AAA release advising of increased risk of deer vs car crashes.

Baker-Polito Administration Advances Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Project Posted on Oct 22

Governor Charlie Baker today announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has committed to completing the design, permitting, and construction of the Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge project, once constructed, will provide a connection from Draw Seven Park near the MBTA Assembly Station in the City of Somerville to the City of Everett next to the Encore Boston Harbor Resort, enhancing mobility and access for residents while linking communities within the Northern Strand and Mystic River trail network. The announcement was made by Governor Baker, Energy, and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler, Gaming Commission Chair Cathy Judd Stein, and state and local officials in the Cities of Everett and Somerville.

MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 21

MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of speaking with teenagers about safe driving behaviors during this 14th Annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. Adults are encouraged to specifically discuss traveling at or below the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, putting cellular phones away, using turn signals, driving sober, and always looking at the road ahead. The U.S. Department of Transportation has statistics which show in 2019, almost 2,400 teens in the United States aged 13 to 19 were killed from injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93 Posted on Oct 20

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is alerting drivers to the October 20, 2021, start of additional field testing for the viability of allowing buses to travel in the breakdown lane of I-93, between I-95 and Somerville.

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program Posted on Oct 15

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 Infrastructure Funding Program. The Program provides both design and construction services for projects between $300,000 and $1.5 million in areas immediately around public elementary and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth.

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Posted on Oct 14

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

For immediate release: October 13, 2021 MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Provides support to municipalities in their efforts to reduce local congestion through a competitive grant program. All municipalities are invited to apply. BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program