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MassDOT Winter Storm Update

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Winter Storm Update
MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service has updated its forecast, predicting that by mid-day Sunday there will be a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts in Western Massachusetts which will arrive in eastern regions, including the Greater   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory
MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts across the state beginning during the afternoon hours on Sunday, December 1. The storm is developing from west to east and is   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory
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Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

By Klark Jessen
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Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to improve road safety in the Commonwealth, which stipulates that no motor vehicle operator may use electronic devices while driving unless the technology is being used hands-free. The legislation, which adopts recommendations from the Commonwealth’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, also   ...Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Peabody, Danvers: Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting

By Klark Jessen
Peabody, Danvers:  Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting
Update:  This meeting has been postponed due to weather and rescheduled to Monday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting regarding the Peabody-Danvers Route 128 Waters River Bridge project as follows: Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Council on Aging, Torigian   ...Continue Reading Peabody, Danvers: Waters River Bridge Replacement Project Public Meeting

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

By Klark Jessen
Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that traffic volumes and the number of travelers on public transportation will be higher than normal.  Drivers and transit customers should use the   ...Continue Reading Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

By Klark Jessen
Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways
MassDOT is announcing it is taking steps to install federally-mandated mile-based exit signs on the Commonwealth’s major and limited access highways, including, but not limited to, I-90, I-93, I-95, Route 3 and I-495. Public meetings will be held in the coming months to provide information   ...Continue Reading Massachusetts To Install Mile-Based Exit Numbers On Major Highways

MBTA: Winter Preparation

By Klark Jessen
MBTA: Winter Preparation
The MBTA announced infrastructure, vehicle, and management initiatives undertaken this year that continue the MBTA’s continually improving preparations in advance of the winter season. In advance of this winter season, a number of actions related to infrastructure have been taken to best prepare the MBTA   ...Continue Reading MBTA: Winter Preparation

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

By Klark Jessen
MAPFRE SeatBelt 2019
The two most traveled holidays are upon us, with the first being Thanksgiving weekend. From Wednesday, November 27th through Monday, December 2nd, all drivers should be aware of the factors that make this holiday one of the deadliest for our roadways. According to the National   ...Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Avoid “Blackout Wednesday” and Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: Document Online, Public Comments Encouraged

By Klark Jessen
Allston I-90 Multimodal Project Overview 2019
MassDOT is inviting the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, November 7, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. which is being hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to introduce the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Document for MassDOT’s I-90 Allston Multimodal Project.    ...Continue Reading I-90 Allston Multimodal Project: Document Online, Public Comments Encouraged

Worcester: Kelley Square Public Meeting November 20th

By Klark Jessen
Kelley Square Groundbreaking, October 31st
A Public Information Meeting for the Worcester Kelley Square Improvement Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 20, 6PM, Crompton Collective White Room, 138 Green Street. MassDOT and its general contractor for the project, J.H. Lynch, will discuss the project’s overall construction phasing, key   ...Continue Reading Worcester: Kelley Square Public Meeting November 20th

Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

By Klark Jessen
Traffic I-90 Sturbridge, November 2018
MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for Veterans Day Weekend if driving or in need of vehicle inspections or other Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) transactions.   Due to a scheduled technology upgrade, no motor vehicle inspections will be possible on November 9, 10,   ...Continue Reading Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

By Klark Jessen
Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed
MassDOT is announcing that the Boden Lane Bridge in Natick is permanently closed and will be torn down.  Following an incident last week, a detailed inspection of the bridge structure was conducted, and the MassDOT Highway Division has determined that the bridge is not safe   ...Continue Reading Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

By Klark Jessen
MBTA New Commuter Rail Coaches, April 25, 2013
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $36 million contract for station and accessibility improvements at Natick Center Station on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Natick Center Station will be rebuilt with 2 elevators, 2 accessible ramps, and 3 new stairways. The ground level train   ...Continue Reading MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend

By Klark Jessen
Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that due to its final upgrade to new technology, ATLAS, no customer service transactions can be conducted starting at 6 p.m., Friday, November 8 and until 7 a.m., Tuesday, November 12. Only   ...Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Services Unavailable Veterans Day Weekend

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of Kelley Square Improvement Project

By Klark Jessen
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Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and municipal, business and community leaders today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kelley Square Improvement Project, a $14 million project which will improve safety, traffic flow and accommodations for   ...Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of Kelley Square Improvement Project

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and Halloween Safety

By Klark Jessen
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The month of October holds many events which drivers, especially teens, need to be aware of. October 20-26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. When your teen begins to drive, it’s important to instill safe driving habits. Talk to your teens about the resources available   ...Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and Halloween Safety

Allston I-90 Multimodal Project Public Meeting Set

By Klark Jessen
Allston I-90 Multimodal Project Public Meeting Set
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration Invites you to the Public Information Meeting to Introduce The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Document for the Allston I-90 Multimodal Project: Thursday, November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Brighton High School, 25 Warren Street    ...Continue Reading Allston I-90 Multimodal Project Public Meeting Set

MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

By Klark Jessen
MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners
MassDOT is announcing the 2019 winners of the Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest.  Winning videos were shown today at the annual Moving Together Conference in Boston and focused on the dangers associated with distracted walking, bicycling, and driving. The videos are one   ...Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Sixth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest Winners

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

By Klark Jessen
Allston I-90 Multimodal Project Overview 2019
MassDOT is announcing that the Federal Highway Administration today published in the Federal Register the “Notice of Intent” for the Allston Multimodal Project. This action initiates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process via a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the One Federal Decision,   ...Continue Reading Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

By Klark Jessen
MBTA Foxborough Commuter Rail 2019
On Monday, October 21, the weekday Commuter Rail service pilot between Boston and Foxboro Station and a reverse commute fare will begin. This one-year service pilot offers ten round-trip weekday trains between Foxborough and Boston via the Fairmount and Franklin Lines. The service and special   ...Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21
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