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MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training Posted on Aug 9

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

MassDOT’s efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and save energy costs have taken another step forward. In late July, 65 MassDOT employees took an eco-driving training course through four small-group sessions in Boston, Northampton and Taunton. David Kestenbaum, Director of Certification for Sustainable Transportation at   …Continue Reading MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth Posted on Jun 24

GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth

Engineering works have begun on another solar farm on MassDOT’s highway right-of-way on Route 3 in Plymouth. Once complete the site will be home to 649 kilowatts of solar voltaic panels, enough to power approximately 120 Massachusetts homes. Contractors were on site in June installing   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth

Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly: 4th in Nation Posted on May 12

Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly: 4th in Nation

Massachusetts was recognized today for its many bicycle initiatives ranking 4th in the nation as a Bicycle Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists. “This is a tremendous recognition of our collective efforts and the many initiatives in place throughout the Commonwealth which have   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly: 4th in Nation

Safe Routes to School Celebrates Greenfield Walking School Bus Kickoff Posted on Apr 30

Safe Routes to School Celebrates Greenfield Walking School Bus Kickoff

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) and Greenfield Public Schools announced a city-wide kickoff of a walking school bus program at three Greenfield elementary schools at an event this week. The City of Greenfield has been a Massachusetts Safe Routes to School partner   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School Celebrates Greenfield Walking School Bus Kickoff

GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress Posted on Dec 9

GreenDOT 2014: MassDOT Sustainability Progress

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

Car-Free Week: September 16-22 Posted on Aug 19

Car-Free Week: September 16-22

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

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants Posted on Jul 8

Bay State Bike Week: 14,000 Participants

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

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation Posted on Mar 11

GreenDOT Plan Leads the Way: Sustainable Transportation

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

GreenDOT: Conserving Water Posted on Mar 8

GreenDOT: Conserving Water

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

GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff Posted on Jan 4

GreenDOT Success: Porous Pavement Reduces Runoff

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