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!
Freight Rail Grants Announced posted on Apr 14
The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings posted on Apr 14
MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings
Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System posted on Apr 11
Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System