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Yearly Archives: 2019

MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners Posted on Oct 24

MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

MassDOT is announcing the 2019 winners of the Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest.  Winning videos were shown today at the annual Moving Together Conference in Boston and focused on the dangers associated with distracted walking, bicycling, and driving. The videos are one   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process Posted on Oct 18

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MassDOT is announcing that the Federal Highway Administration today published in the Federal Register the “Notice of Intent” for the Allston Multimodal Project. This action initiates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process via a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the One Federal Decision,   …Continue Reading Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21 Posted on Oct 18

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

On Monday, October 21, the weekday Commuter Rail service pilot between Boston and Foxboro Station and a reverse commute fare will begin. This one-year service pilot offers ten round-trip weekday trains between Foxborough and Boston via the Fairmount and Franklin Lines. The service and special   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter Posted on Oct 10

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

The MBTA announced a schedule change for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass that will extend the closure through the winter but will accelerate the permanent reopening of the underpass by five months. Original closure plans for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville   …Continue Reading Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory Posted on Oct 9

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Columbus Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. MassDOT is taking several steps to ensure reliable travel for members of the public who utilize transportation systems   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Posted on Oct 7

MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study

MassDOT is pleased to announce the completion of its Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study which contains recommendations to improve transportation mobility and accessibility in the Cape Cod Canal area and provide reliable year-round connectivity over the Canal and between the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges. The   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train Posted on Oct 5

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Amtrak officials and community members gathered today to highlight the Valley Flyer rail pilot, which began service on August 30th and will run for two years. Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, has been running   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24 Posted on Oct 4

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT is announcing that the 2019 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 24, from 7:45 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from the active transportation field   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program Posted on Oct 1

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT is announcing the launch of the new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Signs and Lines Program. The program provides design services and funding for low-cost infrastructure projects in areas immediately surrounding public elementary and middle schools across the Commonwealth. The Signs and Lines Program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver today joined members of the Massachusetts Legislature and officials from the Town of Concord at a ribbon cutting event for Phase 2C of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail project. The $6.3 million Phase 2C project involved constructing a 2.8-mile trail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail