The Patrick-Murray Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 130 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at Fenway Park.
The Administration recognized employers who have been successful in getting their employees to travel by public transit, carpools, vanpools, bicycling or walking.
MassDOT hosted the ECO Awards in collaboration with MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program and MassCommute, the Massachusetts Council of Transportation Management Associations. MassDOT, MassRIDES, and MassCommute actively support employers across the Commonwealth to reduce drive-alone trips to work sites by using public transit, carpools, vanpools, bicycling, walking, and telework. MassRIDES and MassCommute together have over 700 employer partners and member organizations that support green and healthy transportation options.
“Today we recognized the efforts of these Massachusetts organizations who champion the value of creating opportunities to travel by healthier modes and helping to take cars off of the roads and lessen our environmental footprint," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO, Richard A. Davey. "These goals are key to MassDOT’s vision for a healthier and more sustainable Commonwealth.”
The awards ceremony at Fenway Park celebrated the efforts of over 130 MassRIDES partners and MassCommute members. Ten employers were recognized for outstanding accomplishments, including:
Leadership in Commuter Options
• AstraZeneca: Alternative Work Arrangements
• Axcelis Technologies: Bicycling
• City of Northampton: Walking
• EBSCO Publishing: Public Transit
• Mass Mutual: Vanpooling
• The University of Massachusetts Lowell: Carpooling
Leadership in Commuter Engagement
• Davis-Marcus Management: Property Manager
• Foley Hoag LLP: Employer Transportation Coordinator
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Leadership in Innovation
• City of Cambridge
The ECO Awards Ceremony is presented with sponsorships from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, vRide, ZipCar, NuRide, URS Corporation, 128 Business Council and the Charles River Transportation Management Association.
Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August posted on Jul 22
MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track. …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August
Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station posted on Jul 21
MassDOT Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin today joined local legislators to break ground on the Assabet River Rail Trail construction project in Maynard. The $6.7 million project links the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge with the downtown Maynard business district as well as the MBTA South …Continue Reading Maynard: Assabet River Rail Trail to Connect with MBTA Station
Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations posted on Jul 20
MassDOT has announced that “Fast Charging” Stations for Electric Vehicles will be available at I-90 Service Plazas beginning later this year. Depending upon the electric vehicle and the state of its current charge, the stations will charge an electric vehicle to at least 80% power …Continue Reading Coming Soon: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations