As part of MassDOT's focus on customer service, MassDOT on Twitter in less than 18 months has gained more than 3,000 followers, checking our Tweets for information about MassDOT initiatives, public meetings, traffic alerts, and more.
Secretary Jeff Mullan uses Twitter personally to provide pictures such as Governor Patrick's visit to Abington, left, and updates as he travels the Commonwealth meeting with state and local leaders and checking on the status of transportation projects ongoing in every corner of the state.
In addition to the success of MassDOT's social media efforts, we are piloting innovative uses of new communication tools in other parts of the organization. The MBTA General Manager recently joined twitter and in less than two months has gained more than 600 followers. Follow him at @mbtagm. The MBTA also launched its first YouTube video on the new pay-by-phone parking solutions launched at commuter rail parking lots. If you have any ideas for other "behind the scenes" MBTA videos you want to see, let us know in the comments.
The award-winning MassDOT Developers initiative has more than 900 followers on twitter in addition to more than 250 members of its google groups. In addition to their social media efforts, the initiative has
taken an innovative civic engagement approach with MassDOT's first ever "Developers Conference" last year and many regular developers events.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles posted on May 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce that the final section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams is now open for public use, making the trail 12.2 miles long. “The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail goes through some of the most scenic areas of Massachusetts,” said MassDOT Secretary …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5 posted on May 23
As part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, “dry run” lane reductions on I-90 have been scheduled during the weekend of June 3-4 through early Monday morning, June 5. From 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest