Post Content

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has posted a new video featuring an interview with MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack about the ongoing project to modernize the I-90 corridor through the elimination of dozens of toll booths and installation of All Electronic Tolling.

Secretary Pollack explains the challenging project involved executing 23 separate contracts in 23 work zones and operating 24/7 in early stages. She says MassDOT has met the challenge with great planning and the results include travel time improvements and increased safety for commuters along with greenhouse gas reductions due to reduced congestion.

The video is one in a series by AASHTO intended to increase awareness about the excellent work being done on the front lines by state departments of transportation.

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that fosters the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

Written By:


Recent Posts

MassDOT Announces Bicycle Safety Pilot on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge posted on Nov 19

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing a bicycle safety pilot on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge over the Charles River (the Harvard Bridge). This pilot is the result of a strong partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), City of Cambridge, City of Boston, and various advocacy groups including Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), LivableStreets Alliance, TransitMatters, MassBike, Cambridge Bike Safety, and WalkBoston.

MassDOT Seeking Bids for Pre-Apprentice Training Program posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Office of Diversity and Civil Rights (ODCR) is seeking proposals from qualified bidders able to provide Pre-Apprentice Training, with a concentration in transportation and/or highway construction to low-income, minority, youth, or young adult populations. The purpose of this Request for Response (RFR) is to secure the services of multiple organizations including public schools that can assist MassDOT by providing pre-apprenticeship training to eligible participants. The approval of the federal infrastructure bill will increase the need for jobs, especially in the construction and maintenance sectors.

MassDOT Advisory: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that may be required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be aware that there may be a higher number of travelers on Commonwealth roadways and on public transportation as post-pandemic travel increases.