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

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.

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Rotary or roundabout . . . which is it?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan

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

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