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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update Posted on Jun 25

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update

MassDOT is announcing that the southern section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will be re-opened to the public beginning on Saturday, June 27, which includes access to the Berkshire Mall Connector Road parking lots. Meanwhile, on Monday, June 29, the northern section of the trail will   …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Update

MassDOT Announces Funding Program to help cities and towns create Shared Streets and Spaces Posted on Jun 11

MassDOT Announces Funding Program to help cities and towns create Shared Streets and Spaces

MassDOT in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process. The quick-launch/quick-build   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Funding Program to help cities and towns create Shared Streets and Spaces

MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards Posted on Jun 8

MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards

MassDOT through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, today conducted its annual Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Awards Ceremony virtually to recognize SRTS partner schools and community champions in their efforts in administering programs for students to safely walk and bike to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards

Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project Posted on May 12

Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors has approved a $31.1 million-dollar contract for the Newton/Needham Corridor Improvement Project. This project utilizes a multimodal design approach to balance the needs of all users and encompasses a 1.7 mile stretch of roadway including Highland   …Continue Reading Needham/Newton Corridor Improvement Project

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24 Posted on Oct 4

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT is announcing that the 2019 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 24, from 7:45 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from the active transportation field   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program Posted on Oct 1

MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT is announcing the launch of the new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Signs and Lines Program. The program provides design services and funding for low-cost infrastructure projects in areas immediately surrounding public elementary and middle schools across the Commonwealth. The Signs and Lines Program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches New Safe Routes to School Signs and Lines Program

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver today joined members of the Massachusetts Legislature and officials from the Town of Concord at a ribbon cutting event for Phase 2C of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail project. The $6.3 million Phase 2C project involved constructing a 2.8-mile trail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates Completion of Latest Phase of Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Fanny Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Posted on Sep 10

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Fanny Appleton Pedestrian Bridge

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy, and local leaders in Boston to celebrate the Francis “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge which crosses over Storrow Drive between the Charles   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Fanny Appleton Pedestrian Bridge

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th Posted on Sep 10

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

The 2019 Moving Together Conference has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, October 24, 7:45 AM-4:00 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza The conference will include workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics. Attendees will be able to network   …Continue Reading 2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans Posted on Jul 19

MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, local officials, and transportation advocates at a groundbreaking event in Natick to release the State Bicycle Transportation Plan and State Pedestrian Transportation Plan and to celebrate the start   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans