The Commonwealth’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference this year will focus on “Mode Shift to Healthier State.”
JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is the conference Keynote speaker. She will provide a unique perspective on healthy transportation.
MassDOT’s GreenDOT Policy supports sustainability and promotes the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling and transit as a top goal.
Moving Together, a GreenDOT initiative, hosts local, regional and state officials, community leaders and board members, planners, transportation engineers, landscape architects, public health and environmental professionals, advocates, educators, and consultants, all focused on bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
For more information and to register, visit the Moving Together 2012 website.
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement