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Monthly Archives: November 2017

MassDOT: All Electronic Tolling Update Posted on Nov 13

MassDOT: All Electronic Tolling Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors today was provided an update regarding the successful transition to All Electronic Tolling following the ending of manual toll collections approximately one-year ago. Crews have reached the “Full Beneficial Use” milestone at the majority of the former   …Continue Reading MassDOT: All Electronic Tolling Update

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project: Lane, Ramps Reopening Ahead of Schedule Posted on Nov 10

Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project: Lane, Ramps Reopening Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT is pleased to announce that an additional lane on I-91 south and multiple ramps that were closed for the I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield will be reopening ahead of schedule. MassDOT and the contractor expedited the project schedule to reopen the ramps ahead   …Continue Reading Springfield I-91 Viaduct Project: Lane, Ramps Reopening Ahead of Schedule

MassDOT, MAPFRE Raise Awareness About Traffic Incident Response Week Posted on Nov 9

MassDOT, MAPFRE Raise Awareness About Traffic Incident Response Week

Every year more people are hitting the road. Whether it’s for daily commuting or long distance travel, the number of drivers continues to increase steadily throughout the country. Understandably, the challenge of road safety has become a top priority for states as we continue to   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Raise Awareness About Traffic Incident Response Week

Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules Posted on Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Veterans Day holiday weekend and utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions if traveling. The Registry of Motor Vehicles Service Centers will be open with normal   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Now Offered to AAA Members in Lawrence, Tewksbury Posted on Nov 8

Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Now Offered to AAA Members in Lawrence, Tewksbury

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), announced today that the Lawrence and Tewksbury AAA branches now offer select RMV license and registration services for AAA members. The Lawrence AAA branch is located at 160 Winthrop   …Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Now Offered to AAA Members in Lawrence, Tewksbury

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System Posted on Nov 7

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MassDOT, in conjunction with Massport, is taking steps to increase investment in the freight system in Massachusetts and to engage stakeholders on how cargo moves through the state and what the Commonwealth should be doing to plan for the needs of freight in the future.   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

Massachusetts Ranked 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State Posted on Nov 3

Massachusetts Ranked 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State

MassDOT is pleased to announce that Massachusetts has been ranked the fourth most bicycle-friendly state in the nation, as per the League of American Bicyclists bi-annual state report card. In addition to retaining its top-five status nationwide from 2015, the Commonwealth was also ranked #1   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Ranked 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015 Posted on Nov 1

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

The MBTA has announced that more than $101 million dollars has been invested in capital improvement projects in an effort to continue steps taken to make the transit system more resilient in severe weather. The T is also encouraging customers now to prepare for their   …Continue Reading MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015