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MassDOT announces seventh annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest winners posted on Nov 23

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the winners of the Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest.  More than 30 videos from high schools across the Commonwealth were submitted to this year’s contest and six semifinalist videos were shown   …Continue Reading MassDOT announces seventh annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest winners

MassDOT Advisory: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel posted on Nov 23

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, 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: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

HOV Lane on I-93 Southbound in Medford and Somerville re-opening Monday, Nov. 23 posted on Nov 18

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that effective on Monday, November 23, the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on I-93 southbound in Medford and Somerville will re-open on weekdays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10 a.m.  The re-opening is   …Continue Reading HOV Lane on I-93 Southbound in Medford and Somerville re-opening Monday, Nov. 23

MassDOT announces $2.42 million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) grants

MassDOT announces $2.42 million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) grants posted on Nov 17

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of six grants totaling more than $2.42 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private   …Continue Reading MassDOT announces $2.42 million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) grants

MassDOT Announces New Funding Opportunity for Municipalities via “Shared Winter Streets and Spaces” posted on Nov 10

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), on behalf of the Baker-Polito Administration, and in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing applications are now being taken from municipalities for the Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Program, a new phase in the Administration’s Shared Streets and Spaces   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces New Funding Opportunity for Municipalities via “Shared Winter Streets and Spaces”

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles service centers Veterans Day closure posted on Nov 5

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public that Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day, a federal and Commonwealth of Massachusetts holiday honoring U.S. military veterans, and that most government offices will be closed including the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ service   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles service centers Veterans Day closure

MassDOT Virtually Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference Nov. 17-19

MassDOT Virtually Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference Nov. 17-19 posted on Nov 2

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the 2020 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held virtually over three-days on Tuesday, November 17, Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19.  The purpose of the conference is to share relevant transportation highlights that relate   …Continue Reading MassDOT Virtually Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference Nov. 17-19

MassDOT Advisory: Mass Central Rail Trail Feasibility Study

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

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

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

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

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

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