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MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Keep an Eye Out for One Headlight

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Keep an Eye Out for One Headlight posted on May 11

Currently, 54% of Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated, and you may have noticed an increase in traffic during the past month as many head outdoors to enjoy the upcoming summer months. With this increase in traffic and warm weather comes an increase in motorcyclists on the roads. Because of this, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Text Phishing Scam posted on May 10

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Cautions Customers to be Aware of Text Phishing Scam

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is cautioning customers to be aware of a text phishing scam that has been reported here in the Commonwealth and in other states. The scam reportedly involves customers receiving text messages, claiming to be from the “DMV,” that direct them to click on a provided link to update their personal identifying contact information.

MassDOT Announces 2021 Transportation Innovation Conference posted on May 6

MassDOT Announces 2021 Transportation Innovation Conference

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Transportation Innovation Conference is scheduled to be held virtually this month, on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27. The purpose of the conference is to showcase the latest technologies and equipment and to convene transportation officials, advocates, members of the private sector, and municipal officials to discuss trends in the industry, government-involved programs and initiatives.

Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane Returning to Pre-COVID Operations posted on May 5

Sumner Tunnel Swing Lane Returning to Pre-COVID Operations

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Sumner Tunnel “swing lane” will return to a pre-COVID operation schedule on Monday, May 10, 2021. The swing lane will be activated weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and will have scheduled adjusted openings on holidays and special events, as needed. This lane is utilized to accommodate returning traffic volumes on Route 1A.

Statewide Exit Renumbering Work Update posted on May 5

Statewide Exit Renumbering Work Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the status of new milepost-based signs at various locations on Interstate 93 northbound and southbound between Boston and Methuen. The sign installation operations are continuing nightly during overnight hours from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The work is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks.

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Placard Abuse Prevention Week posted on May 4

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Placard Abuse Prevention Week

The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that Placard Abuse Prevention Week, a yearly public service campaign that seeks to bring attention and awareness to the misuse of disability parking placards is taking place this week from, Monday, May 3, 2021, through Friday, May 7, 2021. The RMV along with the members of the Massachusetts Disability Placard Abuse Task Force developed Placard Abuse Prevention Week to highlight the seriousness of this issue and use educational messaging and outreach to inform members of the public about stringent penalties for the usage of fraudulent credentials.