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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards posted on Dec 12

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $9.5 million for cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).  The annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit operating   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees posted on Dec 9

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today accepted a report from the MBTA Safety Review Panel that offers 34 recommendations with 61 corrective actions to improve safety for MBTA riders and staff. The panel, commissioned by the   …Continue Reading MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT Winter Storm Update posted on Nov 30

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service has updated its forecast, predicting that by mid-day Sunday there will be a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts in Western Massachusetts which will arrive in eastern regions, including the Greater   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory posted on Nov 29

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts across the state beginning during the afternoon hours on Sunday, December 1. The storm is developing from west to east and is   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving posted on Nov 26

Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to improve road safety in the Commonwealth, which stipulates that no motor vehicle operator may use electronic devices while driving unless the technology is being used hands-free. The legislation, which adopts recommendations from the Commonwealth’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, also   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Peabody, Danvers:  Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting

Peabody, Danvers: Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting posted on Nov 25

Update:  This meeting has been postponed due to weather and rescheduled to Monday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting regarding the Peabody-Danvers Route 128 Waters River Bridge project as follows: Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Council on Aging, Torigian   …Continue Reading Peabody, Danvers: Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory posted on Nov 22

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that traffic volumes and the number of travelers on public transportation will be higher than normal.  Drivers and transit customers should use the   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways posted on Nov 20

MassDOT is announcing it is taking steps to install federally-mandated mile-based exit signs on the Commonwealth’s major and limited access highways, including, but not limited to, I-90, I-93, I-95, Route 3 and I-495. Public meetings will be held in the coming months to provide information   …Continue Reading Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

MBTA: Winter Preparation

MBTA: Winter Preparation posted on Nov 19

The MBTA announced infrastructure, vehicle, and management initiatives undertaken this year that continue the MBTA’s continually improving preparations in advance of the winter season. In advance of this winter season, a number of actions related to infrastructure have been taken to best prepare the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Winter Preparation

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving posted on Nov 12

The two most traveled holidays are upon us, with the first being Thanksgiving weekend. From Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 2nd, all drivers should be aware of the factors that make this holiday one of the deadliest for our roadways. According to the National   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving