MassDOT is leading the nation in how we think about the intersection between health and transportation. The award winning Healthy Transportation Compact, created as part of 2009 Transportation Reform signed by Governor Deval Patrick, is a multi-state agency collaboration to balance all transportation modes, expand mobility, improve health, support a cleaner environment, and create stronger communities.
These ideals coupled with expertise fostered through the Compact partnership are helping to inform other MassDOT initiatives, in particular our emphasis on performance-based planning. MassDOT is working with our partners to ensure health goals are considered in all of our work, including weMove Massachsuetts, our capital planning process and scenario planning tool supporting our Capital Investment Program, as well as the Project Selection Advisory Council working to develop methods for setting project priorities.
To learn more about the Healthy Transportation Compact and the work that MassDOT is doing to support health, we welcome you to attend a Healthy Transportation Compact Public Meeting:
Wednesday, August 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd floor, Conference Room 1, Boston
Please check the Healthy Transportation Compact website for more information.
Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Sep 1
MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound. Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel
Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder! posted on Aug 31
Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!
Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28
As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend