MassDOT announced the release of the GreenDOT Report: 2014 Status Update. Originally launched in 2010, GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve public health by encouraging healthy travel modes and smart growth development, and lead by example …Continue Reading GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress
Mark your calendars! Massachusetts will celebrate a week of Car-Free activity from September 16th – 22nd. Massachusetts Car-Free Week is an extension of World Car-Free Day, an annual event which has quickly spread to over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the globe. Car-Free Week …Continue Reading Car-Free Week: September 16-22
MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassBike wrapped up a successful 4th annual Bay State Bike Week on Sunday, May 19th with more than 14,000 riders participating. Bay State Bike Week is a statewide celebration of cycling, featuring bicycle-focused events that are coordinated at the local level and …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants
Over two years of research, collaboration, and public dialogue have gone into creating the GreenDOT Implementation Plan that provides the framework for embedding sustainability principles into core business practices at MassDOT. This Plan fundamentally changes our priorities and choices across all elements of our transportation …Continue Reading GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation
Facing water shortages from town water restrictions and inefficient methods to fill equipment with needed water, an innovative MassDOT foreman at the Upton Facility in Highway Division District 3 built a cistern system to reduce facility water usage from local water supplies by repurposing materials …Continue Reading GreenDOT: Conserving Water
Another MassDOT GreenDOT success story is showcased at the Park and Ride facility in Whately- a porous pavement surface to reduce stormwater runoff. The Highway Division used a warm mix asphalt to construct the porous pavement in the parking areas. This simple change achieves GreenDOT …Continue Reading GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff
MassDOT today launched GreenDOT, a comprehensive environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative that will make MassDOT a national leader in “greening” the state transportation system. GreenDOT will be driven by three primary goals: reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; promote the healthy transportation options of walking, bicycling, …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches GreenDOT
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