MassDOT is responding to Sandy with safety for our customers and employees as the highest priority. All travel is discouraged on Monday, October 29th.
The MBTA is suspending all service at 2 pm Monday, October 29, due to projected high winds.
Commuter Boats were suspended effective the start of service Monday, October 29 due to high wind and rain.
Registry of Motor Vehicles branch offices are closed on Monday, October 29.
CDL road tests scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 have been canceled at the following locations: Otis, Dartmouth, South Deerfield, Everett and Sterling. Class D road tests scheduled for Tuesday on Martha's Vineyard also are cancelled.
MassDOT Highway Division
The sandbagging operation at the Asonnet depot in Freetown continues operating. District 5 staff members are supporting the Army National Guard, providing two front-end loaders and equipment operators. This operation will continue until further notice.
District 4 provided the town of Newbury with a portable variable message sign in support of a voluntary evacuation from Plum Island. All districts completed their preparedness activities and are responding to any incidents on state roadways caused by hurricane Sandy.
The State of Connecticut as of Monday is prohibiting all truck traffic on highways until further notice. MassDOT advises truck drivers to seek refuge at secure locations in Massachusetts. MassDOT depots and area rest stops will be open for truck driver relief. These prohibitions do not extend to emergency vehicles, utility vehicles and those carrying emergency supplies.
Regional Transit Authorities
Cape Cod RTA – Services Canceled
Pioneer Valley RTA – Reduced Service on some routes.
Southeastern RTA – Normal Service although route by route
Remaining RTA service providers will continue monitoring the storm and make operational decisions accordingly.
Amtrak canceled Northeast Corridor service north of New York starting at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, and canceled nearly all service on the eastern seaboard on Monday, October 29. All Acela Express, Northeast Regional service canceled.
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
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Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension
South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change