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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.

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons Posted on Aug 31

Labor Day Travel Advisory: Expect high volume of traffic Thursday & Friday afternoons

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public to plan ahead for Labor Day Weekend travel, drive in off peak hours if possible, utilize available technology tools for trips including www.mass511.com, consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations and bring a face-covering as some municipalities have a mask mandate for indoor venues.

MassDOT Launches Education Effort to Raise Public Awareness on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Use Posted on Aug 26

MassDOT Launches Education Effort to Raise Public Awareness on Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Use

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), in collaboration with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, is announcing the launch today of a new educational effort that seeks to highlight the importance of Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHB) and encourage their use in communities statewide.

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel Posted on Aug 20

Storm Advisory: Truck Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is underscoring information provided this afternoon at a news conference hosted by Governor Charlie Baker urging the people of the Commonwealth to prepare for Hurricane Henri, which is expected to affect much of the Commonwealth beginning Saturday night into Monday, including the potential for strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and power outages.

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program Posted on Aug 18

MassDOT Announces the 2021-2022 Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021-2022 Signs and Lines Program. The Program provides design services and up to $6,000 in construction funding for up to five municipalities for low-cost infrastructure projects around statewide public elementary and middle schools. Eligible low-cost projects include signage and pavement markings to improve safety and accessibility along key walking and biking routes to a school.