Students Across the Commonwealth Will Be Celebrating Massachusetts Walk and Bike To School Day on May 4th. Double knot those shoelaces, and pump up those tires as Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School day is fast approaching. This is the 7th consecutive year for the …Continue Reading Walk & Bike to School Day May 4th!
One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking. …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting
MassDOT as part of the GreenDOT sustainability policy is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Moving Together Conference! The conference is scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston This …Continue Reading 2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us!
At busy Alewife Station, seven-foot tall kiosks built with 100 percent recycled materials offer MBTA users the space and information to recycle on the go. The two kiosks are part of a pilot program designed by MassRecycle in partnership with the MBTA, the Massachusetts Beverage …Continue Reading MBTA: Pilot Program to Increase Recycling
Take the Challenge! By participating in the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge commuters will improve air-quality by choosing more sustainable transportation options during the week-long promotion. This year, Massachusetts challenges you to explore your commuting options from September 20th-27th by choosing greener modes of transportation including …Continue Reading Clean Air Challenge: September 20-27
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
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 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
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
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
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