Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today announced a $500,000 grant from MassDOT's Safe Routes to School program for design of sidewalk improvements along Hollett Street in the area around Hatherly Elementary School in Scituate.
The sidewalk improvement project includes construction of approximately 2,800 feet of sidewalk along Hollett Street along with crosswalks, pedestrian warning signs, and accessible ramp upgrades.
The Safe Routes to School Program works with students, parents, school staff, and local police in over 100 Massachusetts communities and more than 300 schools to promote walking and bicycling to school. This program seeks to improve students' health, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality in Massachusetts communities.
The Safe Routes to School program is also a key component of the Healthy Transportation Compact, an initiative of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic transportation reform that promotes collaboration between the departments of transportation and public health to adopt best practices, increase efficiency, and achieve positive health outcomes through the coordination of land use, transportation, and public health policy.
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