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Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station posted on Jan 24

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MassDOT officials, legislators and other local officials today celebrated recently-completed improvements at Springfield’s Historic Union Station to Platform C. The $10 million project built a fully ADA-accessible 328-foot long high-level platform accessing two tracks, and   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Baker-Polito Administration Files for $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funding

Baker-Polito Administration Files for $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funding posted on Jan 24

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed an “An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges,” which seeks $200 million in Chapter 90 funds to support local transportation infrastructure projects in all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito made the announcement at   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files for $200 Million in Chapter 90 Local Transportation Funding

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Tips for Night Time Driving

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Tips for Night Time Driving posted on Jan 21

Winter driving is not only challenging due to icy and snowy conditions. It is also dark for more hours of the day than it is light. With up to nearly 15 hours per day in darkness, it’s dark during part of the morning and evening   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance: Tips for Night Time Driving

Weekend Winter Weather Advisory

Weekend Winter Weather Advisory posted on Jan 18

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is predicting that snow will develop across the state from west to east on Saturday afternoon. Snowfall is expected to be heaviest across the northwestern part of the state, where several inches are possible. The   …Continue Reading Weekend Winter Weather Advisory

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory posted on Jan 17

During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, MassDOT is reminding the public to be alert while traveling, aware of holiday work restrictions and mindful of roadway conditions. “Drivers traveling throughout this holiday weekend are reminded to focus on getting to their destinations safely,” said   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project posted on Jan 10

MassDOT is announcing new online resources on the project website for the Statewide Exit Renumbering Project, including an informational video on the project and an online meeting. Visit NewMassExits.com to access these new online tools, learn about the project, and ask the project team questions.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Local Road and Bridge Funds

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Local Road and Bridge Funds posted on Jan 6

The Baker-Polito Administration is announcing that $20 million in additional funding will be provided to cities and towns in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) for road construction and transportation improvement projects.  This funding was included in a supplemental budget signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday,   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Local Road and Bridge Funds

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards posted on Jan 3

MassDOT today announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA funding recipients have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate innovation,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs posted on Jan 3

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs, including $18 million to support MBTA infrastructure and safety investments, $10 million for school improvements and $4.2 million for investments in clean drinking water. These proposals were previously   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory

MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory posted on Dec 29

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix of precipitation for the state between tonight and Tuesday, December 31. Following dry conditions during the day today, there will be a mix of snow, sleet and rain developing in Western   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Winter Travel Advisory