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MassDOT Announces Applications for New Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Project Funding

Published on 12/03/2018

MassDOT is pleased to announce that applications can now be made for the new round of infrastructure project funding for the Safe Routes to School Program.


Rotary or roundabout . . . which is it?

Published on 10/10/2018

The Boston Globe recently ran an article referencing the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center’s series, “Transportation Take-Away,” that examines the differences between a rotary and a roundabout.


MassDOT Encourages Students to Participate in International Walk and Roll to School Day, October 3rd

Published on 10/01/2018

MassDOT encourages students, parents, and school officials to take part in this annual event to promote a healthy and active lifestyle by walking and biking to school, using safe routes and wearing appropriate clothing, including helmets if cycling.


Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

Published on 10/01/2018

On September 26 in South Boston, Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, and more gathered to celebrate the introduction of the 45th Bus, the MBTA’s first extended-range hybrid bus, into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet.


Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Published on 09/28/2018

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Draft Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan is now available for public comment.


Agawam/West Springfield: Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Published on 09/17/2018

The $21.5 million project will reconstruct the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge that carries Suffield Street/Memorial Avenue (Route 147) over the Westfield River between West Springfield and Agawam. Preliminary bridge work for this project is currently expected to begin in early October, and traffic setups including permanent lane closures will be put in place by November.


UMassSafe Develops Crash Report E-Manual

Published on 09/10/2018

In order to improve data collection for Massachusetts crashes, UMassSafe developed an interactive Crash Report E Manual website as well as a physical data dictionary document to assist law enforcement with crash reporting.


Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Complete Streets Funding Program Awards and Milestone

Published on 09/10/2018

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, municipal officials, and stakeholders at a ceremony in Peabody to celebrate the most recent round of Complete Streets grants.


UMass Transportation Center Kicks-Off New Video Series

Published on 09/07/2018

New "Transportation Take-Away" series to highlight transportation topics that are often of interest to transportation professionals and the public.


Springfield: I-91 Viaduct Study Public Meeting Set

Published on 09/06/2018

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on the I-91 Viaduct Study for Wednesday, September 12, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Mahogany Room, 2nd Floor, One Monarch Place, Springfield.


MassDOT Launches New Training Materials for School Crossing Guards

Published on 09/04/2018

MassDOT, through the Safe Routes to School Program, launched new materials to support the training of crossing guards, including a training video, the Safe Routes to School Crossing Guard Resource Guide, and a supporting PowerPoint presentation which will help ensure that key safety and traffic information for crossing guards is communicated in a more consistent approach.


Massachusetts Seat Belt Use Rises, But Still Below US Average

Published on 08/23/2018

A new study, conducted by the University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program on behalf of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, found seat belt usage rose nearly 8 percent from 73.7 percent in 2017 to 81.6 percent in 2018.