The 61 graduates honored are joining 32 police departments, including 10 joining the MBTA Transit Police. The T Police Honor Guard and Irish American Association Pipes & Drums took part in the ceremonies.
The MBTA Transit Police Academy has been in existence since 1999 and has graduated more than 1,000 police officers. The Academy trains Transit Police recruits along with recruits from other cities, towns and campus police. Recruits receive 1,014 hours of training during 26 weeks of instruction on topics including constitutional laws defensive tactics, domestic abuse, and firearms training. Congratulations to all graduates!
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced