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MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week Posted on Oct 21

MassDOT Stresses Importance of Driving Safety During Teen Driver Safety Week

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring the importance of speaking with teenagers about safe driving behaviors during this 14th Annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. Adults are encouraged to specifically discuss traveling at or below the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, putting cellular phones away, using turn signals, driving sober, and always looking at the road ahead. The U.S. Department of Transportation has statistics which show in 2019, almost 2,400 teens in the United States aged 13 to 19 were killed from injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93 Posted on Oct 20

MassDOT Alerts Drivers to Bus-on-Shoulder Testing on Section of I-93

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is alerting drivers to the October 20, 2021, start of additional field testing for the viability of allowing buses to travel in the breakdown lane of I-93, between I-95 and Somerville.

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program Posted on Oct 15

MassDOT Launches Safe Routes to School Infrastructure 2021-2022 Funding Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 Infrastructure Funding Program. The Program provides both design and construction services for projects between $300,000 and $1.5 million in areas immediately around public elementary and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth.

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Posted on Oct 14

MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

For immediate release: October 13, 2021 MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program Provides support to municipalities in their efforts to reduce local congestion through a competitive grant program. All municipalities are invited to apply. BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Launch of New Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians Posted on Oct 13

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians

The new school year is in full swing and many are heading outdoors to enjoy the fall weather before the cold arrives in a couple of months. Fall activities, like school sports or Halloween, will bring an increase in pedestrians this month, which is why   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Watch out for Ghosts, Goblins and Pedestrians

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Oct 7

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day weekend, drive in off-peak hours if possible, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions, consider public transportation to reach destinations, and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate.

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Keep an eye out for School Buses and School Zones Posted on Sep 29

For many students, this fall 2021 is the first all in-person semester since spring 2020. This will bring more traffic, school buses, and pedestrians as parents and children adjust to the new school year. There are many safety regulations and laws in place to help protect both children, and you, during these busy times.

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Posted on Sep 14

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

For immediate release: September 10, 2021 MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Applications need to be submitted by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce entries are   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces New Statewide Customer Service Options Posted on Sep 8

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing on Monday, September 20, it will begin offering a new wider variety of statewide services to provide convenient service options and flexibility and to continue ongoing efforts that have been put in place to keep customers and staff safe. Beginning September 20, the RMV will be reopening the Attleboro Service Center for in-person services by appointment. In addition, 21 statewide Service Center locations will offer appointments for in-person vehicle and driver services, walk-in visits, and Business-to-Business (B2B) needs. The B2B locations process bulk transactions for auto dealers and insurance agents including new registration and titles, registration transfers and renewals, address changes, and cancellations.

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School Posted on Sep 1

Guest Blog: MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: plan ahead for travel due to increased traffic volume for the Labor Day Holiday and Back-to-School

As more families opted for local vacations this summer, traffic volume in general increased in many regions, with some states even surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Bay Staters also took to the roads and now, with holidays and back-to-school approaching, Massachusetts residents and out-of-state visitors should plan ahead to avoid congestion.