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Monthly Archives: May 2017

MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Posted on May 19

MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

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

New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House Posted on May 19

New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House

MassDOT is hosting the fourth Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, New Bedford Free Public Library, Meeting Room (3rd floor), 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that   …Continue Reading New Bedford: Massachusetts Freight Plan Open House

MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation Posted on May 19

MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation

Today, May 19, is Endangered Species Day, a day when many environmental organizations and government agencies recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The MassDOT Highway Division works hard to ensure compliance with State and Federal endangered species regulations to avoid, minimize   …Continue Reading MassDOT Environmental Priority: Endangered Species Habitat Preservation

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of Boston Landing Station Posted on May 17

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of Boston Landing Station

The Baker-Polito Administration, state transit and local elected officials, and New Balance executives today celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the new $20-million Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station, privately financed by New Balance, and restoring commuter rail service to the Allston-Brighton community for the first time since   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of Boston Landing Station

Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin Posted on May 17

Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin

In conjunction with Governor Charlie Baker announcing today, May 17, as DIPG Awareness Day, Government Center Station, South Station, North Station, the MassDOT Burns Bridge, and the Zakim Bridge will be lit in green today in support of six-year-old Devin Suau. Devin is a Framingham   …Continue Reading Government Center, South & North Stations, Zakim & Burns Bridges to Be Lit Green Today, May 17, for #WhyNotDevin

Springfield: New RMV Service Center Officially Opens Posted on May 16

Springfield: New RMV Service Center Officially Opens

MassDOT officially opened the newly redesigned, and fully accessible Registry of Motor Vehicles Service Center in Springfield.  The new service center is located at 1250 St. James Avenue in Springfield. Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and state and local officials   …Continue Reading Springfield: New RMV Service Center Officially Opens

MBTA: Wellington Maintenance Facility Project Approved Posted on May 15

MBTA: Wellington Maintenance Facility Project Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today approved a contract with Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., for the construction of improvements to the Wellington Maintenance Facility, which will prepare the location for the arrival of new Orange Line vehicles. The cost of the Wellington   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wellington Maintenance Facility Project Approved

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder Posted on May 12

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder

As the warm weather starts to ramp up across the nation, so does traffic on local roadways and highways. Memorial Day is just around the corner, a weekend that saw over 38 million Americans hit the road for their holiday festivities in 2016. In the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Memorial Day, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Reminder

Bay State Bike Week May 13-May 21: Free Events Posted on May 11

Bay State Bike Week May 13-May 21: Free Events

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the annual Bay State Bike Week, a collaborative venture between MassDOT, MassRIDES and MassBike with support from the Federal Highway Administration, will take place from Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 21. “MassDOT and the Baker-Polito Administration are dedicated   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week May 13-May 21: Free Events

MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety Posted on May 11

MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety

MassDOT today showcased items now being integrated into some work zone logistical setups in order to increase the safety of employees involved in maintenance and construction activities and law enforcement personnel who are deployed in order to better protect crews from passing vehicles. At the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights New Devices to Increase Work Zone Safety