MassDOT's GreenDOT environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative is a priority focus in all MassDOT divisions. GreenDOT's three primary goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy transportation options including walking, bicycling, and public transit, and support smart growth development.
Katie Servis of the MassDOT Aeronautics Division is a member of MassDOT's Sustainability Committee who along with other committee members is featuring the "green" initiatives of MassDOT. In the Aeronautics Division, Servis is assembling "green" fact sheets on the Commonwealth's general aviation airports.
In the latest edition of the Aeronautics newsletter, the fact sheet highlights the installation of a solar panel system on the roof of the community hangar at the Northampton Airport. The solar panels are connected to the local utility power grid and are projected to provide up to $1,800 worth of electricity annually.
Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day posted on May 4
Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the 7th Annual Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. Nearly 300 schools participated in the event. “It’s encouraging to see so many communities …Continue Reading Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day
Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge posted on May 4
MassDOT today broke ground on a new bridge that will carry Marion Street over railroad tracks in Natick. The new bridge will feature a single superstructure with steel beams, concrete deck with asphalt surface on existing abutments, and a 6-foot wide sidewalk. Pedestrian access will …Continue Reading Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge
MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs posted on May 4
The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The cost savings are the …Continue Reading MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs