News

MassDOT Dive Team: Underwater Bridge Stability Inspections

Published on 01/22/2020

Here’s something that many people may not realize: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a dive team. Watch as WGBY Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan got a first-hand look at one of their routine inspections in Palmer.


MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

Published on 01/16/2020

MassDOT is announcing new online resources on the project website for the Statewide Exit Renumbering Project, including an informational video on the project and an online meeting.


FAA Proposes Rules for Remote Drone ID

Published on 01/14/2020

On December 31st 2019, the FAA published a Proposed Rule document entitled “Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems”.


MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference Is Seeking Presentation Abstracts

Published on 01/06/2020

MassDOT encourages transportation practitioners from federal, state, and local transportation agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, transit agencies, academia, and private industry to submit abstracts on a broad range of innovative transportation topics.


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Local Road and Bridge Funds

Published on 01/06/2020

The Baker-Polito Administration is announcing that $20 million in additional funding will be provided to cities and towns in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) for road construction and transportation improvement projects.


MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

Published on 01/04/2020

MassDOT announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers.


Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

Published on 01/03/2020

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs.


MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

Published on 12/25/2019

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth.


Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

Published on 12/22/2019

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $7.5 million in grants for 98 projects that will help to electrify the transportation sector and reduce air pollution.


Overreliance on driver assisted technologies can lead to distracted driving

Published on 12/21/2019

Drivers with experience using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving when the systems are in use, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


NHTSA updates automakers’ progress with emergency braking systems

Published on 12/21/2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released an update on automakers’ progress manufacturing vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems.


Transportation and Climate Initiative Agreement to Deliver Northeast At Least $1.4 Billion in Transit System Investment

Published on 12/19/2019

Massachusetts and 11 other states across the Northeast and the District of Columbia announce the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) draft agreement.