Students and residents will breather cleaner air in the Amherst-Pelham Regional, Pembroke, Sharon and Sturbridge public schools, thanks to a program supported by $16.5 million in state and federal funds from MassDOT under an agreement associated with the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
“MASSCLEANDIESEL: Clean Air for Kids,” a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) program encourages Commonwealth school bus owners to install free pollution controls on eligible diesel school buses.
The retrofits reduce pollution from the exhaust and result in healthier air. MassDEP says children's developing lungs are especially susceptible to diesel fumes' damaging health effects.
Amherst-Pelham, Pembroke, Sharon and Sturbridge schools have installed retrofits on 12 buses that transport approximately 900 students to and from school daily, as well as various afterschool and enrichment programs. Another 20 bus owners are expected to complete the retrofit process on more than 500 buses over the next few months. Learn more about MassCleanDiesel.
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens
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