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Monthly Archives: October 2020

MassDOT Advisory: Mass Central Rail Trail Feasibility Study Posted on Oct 27

MassDOT Advisory: Mass Central Rail Trail Feasibility Study

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the Mass Central Rail Trail Feasibility Study has been completed and is ready to be released for 30-day public comment period via the Public Involvement Management Application (PIMA) platform. The webpage can be found at:  https://www.mass.gov/mass-central-rail-trail-feasibility-study.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Advisory: Mass Central Rail Trail Feasibility Study

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week Posted on Oct 21

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week

The month of October holds many safety events which drivers, especially teens, should be aware of. October 18th to the 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week. When your teen begins to drive, it’s important to instill safe driving habits. Talk to your teens this   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week

East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available Posted on Oct 20

East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be hosting the third public information meeting for the East-West Passenger Rail Study on Thursday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The meeting is being conducted via Zoom, and is   …Continue Reading East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available

RMV Further Extends Designated Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years of Age or Older Posted on Oct 20

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that it is extending designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older through November and December. This new customer service option began successfully in early September at select RMV Service Centers,   …Continue Reading RMV Further Extends Designated Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years of Age or Older

Federally-required exit renumbering beginning on Rt. 140 the week of Oct. 18 Posted on Oct 15

Federally-required exit renumbering beginning on Rt. 140 the week of Oct. 18

TAUNTON/NEW BEDFORD – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the week of October 18, crews will begin converting all exit numbers in Massachusetts on specific roadways to a milepost-based numbering system, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements.  Work will typically be completed   …Continue Reading Federally-required exit renumbering beginning on Rt. 140 the week of Oct. 18

MassDOT Highlights October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month Posted on Oct 13

MassDOT Highlights October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is highlighting October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the importance of the “hands-free” law, signed by Governor Charlie Baker, which took effect on February 23, 2020. Since the hand-free law took effect, 22,417 motor vehicle citations, including warnings, have   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highlights October as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MassDOT Advisory: Columbus Day Holiday Travel Posted on Oct 7

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions, and be aware there may be limited public amenities on trips due to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Advisory: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT Announces Over $1 Million in Final Grant Round of Shared Streets & Spaces Program Posted on Oct 6

MassDOT Announces Over $1 Million in Final Grant Round of  Shared Streets & Spaces Program

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the award of almost $1.2 million in the final round of funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s Shared Streets & Spaces program.  The program, which was launched on June 10, provided technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Over $1 Million in Final Grant Round of Shared Streets & Spaces Program