Our goal was to offer MassDOT employees another option for traveling around town, an option that is green and healthy, but also fast and fun! MassDOT employees took advantage, logging over 200 miles traveling between meetings and site visits in downtown Boston from June – November 2010.
The ‘pilot’ MassDOT bike pool has been a great success. In the first year it has generated a range of great benefits including: “leading by example” with green and healthy transportation, reducing GHG emissions and congestion, and providing first hand knowledge of why we design ‘complete streets’ in order to better serve our customers.
GreenDOT Tip – consider adding a few bikes at your office to support healthy transportation options for your employees. Remember Bay State Bike Week is coming May 14 – 20th and presents a perfect chance to launch your very own office bike pool. It is a win-win for everyone!
Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding posted on Sep 16
Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding
Aeronautics: Girls in Aviation Week posted on Sep 15
The Federal Aviation Administration has designated and Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed the week of September 15-19 as Girls in Aviation Week. The proclamation notes the importance of the aerospace industry to economic prosperity, national security and citizen safety. The number of women involved in the …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Girls in Aviation Week
MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner! posted on Sep 15
MBTA bus operator Tyrell Sullivan has done it again! Tyrell won the MBTA’s annual bus roadeo Sunday in Charlestown. It’s the second roadeo title for Sullivan, a 29-year old South Boston resident who has been with the MBTA for almost nine years. Sullivan operates buses …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner!