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MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update Posted on May 8

MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update

MassDOT today provided a six-month update to its Board of Directors on notable accomplishment and achievements in the areas of tolling operations, customer service, and roadway reconstruction after successfully implementing All Electronic Tolling (AET) along I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) on October 28, 2016. “We are   …Continue Reading MassDOT All Electronic Tolling Six Month Update

Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule Posted on May 7

Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT is ahead of schedule in its toll demolition and road reconstruction activities at the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza location in Boston and due to the progress made during operations over the past 36 hours, the scheduled closure of the Sumner Tunnel from 9 p.m.,   …Continue Reading Sumner Toll Demolition: Ahead of Schedule

MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21 Posted on May 6

MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21

MassDOT, MBTA, and Keolis officials held an event at South Station to announce two-weeks of free rides to customers from all Fairmount Commuter Rail Line stations. Customers will be able to board at station stops between Fairmount and South Stations free of charge Monday, May   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21

Students Celebrate Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day Posted on May 3

Students Celebrate Massachusetts Walk and Bike 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 8th Annual Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. This year, a record of more than 300 schools participated in the event. “Inspiring   …Continue Reading Students Celebrate Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day

MassDOT Focus: Accessibility for Bicyclists, Pedestrians Posted on May 2

MassDOT Focus: Accessibility for Bicyclists, Pedestrians

MassDOT is continuing to focus on accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians with state-wide planning efforts underway and with a series of events and initiatives designed to encourage active transportation options. MassDOT is in the process of updating its two comprehensive active transportation blueprints; a revamped   …Continue Reading MassDOT Focus: Accessibility for Bicyclists, Pedestrians

Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7 Posted on Apr 20

Holyoke, South Hadley: "Roll and Stroll" Festival May 7

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the first ever Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, marking the official kickoff of Bay State Bike Week 2017. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will showcase the health,   …Continue Reading Holyoke, South Hadley: “Roll and Stroll” Festival May 7

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Apr 12

MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

MassDOT today celebrated over 200 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the seventh annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options programs at their local worksites. The event, held at   …Continue Reading MassDOT Recognizes Employers for Excellence in Commuter Options

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 3rd Posted on Apr 6

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 3rd

The day is fast approaching! Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd. Hundreds of events will occur all over the state, with thousands of students walking or riding their bikes to school. Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 3rd

South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set Posted on Apr 3

South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set

MassDOT and the MBTA invite you to a Public Meeting on the South Coast Rail Notice of Project Change as follows: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Francis J. Larkin Moot Courtroom, 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth MassDOT filed an   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set

Winter Driving Conditions Reminders Posted on Mar 31

Winter Driving Conditions Reminders

MassDOT reminds the public to monitor weather conditions and make informed and safe decisions about travel through Saturday. Drivers are advised to lower their speeds, give themselves extra time to reach their destinations, and remember MassDOT’s message, “Don’t Crowd the Plow” – stay behind snow   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Conditions Reminders