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Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on May 15

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and welcomes public comment until June 4, 2018. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems,   …Continue Reading Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day Posted on May 4

Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the annual Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day on May 2nd. This is the 9th consecutive year for the event, an initiative   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Students Celebrate Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

MassDOT Safety Campaign: Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet! Posted on Apr 27

In Massachusetts, 1 in 4 deaths in motor vehicle crashes involve people walking or bicycling. Scan the street for wheels and feet, and do your part to help stop these crashes. One quick scan can make you, and those around you, safer on the road.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Campaign: Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet!

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Posted on Apr 23

MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the second annual Connecticut River Roll and Stroll Street Festival will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 marking the official kickoff of MassDOT-sponsored outdoor events this season aimed at promoting healthy transportation. The Connecticut River Roll and Stroll   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Second Annual Holyoke-South Hadley Connecticut River Roll and Stroll

MassRIDES: Celebrating Earth Month Posted on Apr 9

MassRIDES: Celebrating Earth Month

Did you know that the average Massachusetts commuter who logs their green trips in BayStateCommute.com reduces harmful emissions by the equivalent of 23 gallons of gas per month[1]? With the 48th annual Earth Month in full swing, now is a great time to try a   …Continue Reading MassRIDES: Celebrating Earth Month

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards Posted on Mar 23

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, and local leaders today in Winthrop to celebrate $5.5 million being awarded to 23 communities through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Complete Streets Funding Program. These   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards Posted on Feb 27

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today announced awards totaling $5.5 million to 23 communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program. These awards will be used to fund local, multi-modal infrastructure improvement projects, as identified in each municipality’s submitted Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. “We are   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5.5 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project: Closure, Detours March 10-11 Posted on Feb 27

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project: Closure, Detours March 10-11

MassDOT has announced that it will close Massachusetts Avenue north and southbound in the vicinity of the bridge over Commonwealth Avenue from 7:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 10, to 7:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 11. The Commonwealth Avenue bypasses under the bridge will also be   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge Replacement Project: Closure, Detours March 10-11

MassDOT Highlights Bicycle and Pedestrian Statewide Accomplishments Posted on Feb 20

MassDOT Highlights Bicycle and Pedestrian Statewide Accomplishments

Throughout 2017, MassDOT worked to improve and increase the infrastructure for bicycle and pedestrian travel across the state, and those efforts were recognized nationally. In November, Massachusetts ranked the fourth most bicycle-friendly state in the nation by the League of American Bicyclists.  The report card   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights Bicycle and Pedestrian Statewide Accomplishments

Nantucket Multi-Use Path Completed Posted on Nov 22

Nantucket Multi-Use Path Completed

MassDOT Highway Division District 5 has announced that the multi-use pedestrian and bicycle path project, from Washington Street to Orange Street, on Nantucket is now complete. The path was constructed along an abandoned railroad berm between Goose Pond and Nantucket Harbor. The $2.4 million project   …Continue Reading Nantucket Multi-Use Path Completed