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MassDOT Board Approves $16.7 Billion Five-Year Capital Investment Plan 

7/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

FY25-29 CIP includes more than $800 million for the MBTA, including funding for Red and Orange Line vehicles, South Coast Rail, and bi-level commuter rail coaches; Approval vote follows 21-day public comment period

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Wins $1 Billion for Cape Cod Bridges Replacement  

7/12/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Total federal funding secured for project rises to $1.72 billion, in addition to $700 million in state funding

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Nearly $60 Million in “Low-No” Federal Grants to Electrify Buses  

7/09/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

FTA’s "Low or No Emissions” funding program helps transit authorities acquire zero- and low-emission buses; Grant awards going to the MBTA, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, and Vineyard Transit Authority

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Massachusetts RMV Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of WFMA 

7/08/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Since Implementation of WFMA on July 1, 2023, the RMV Has Issued 183,825 New Learner’s Permits and 128,079 New Driver’s Licenses

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MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Slow Down and Celebrate 

7/03/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

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MassDOT Announces Alternative Travel Options Ahead of Monthlong Sumner Tunnel Closure  

6/28/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Mitigation Plan Includes Free and Reduced Fares for Subway, Commuter Rail, Bus and Ferry Services

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MassDOT Advises Travelers to Plan Ahead for Busy Fourth of July Travel 

6/28/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Registry customer service locations closed Thursday, July 4; MBTA schedule adjustments in place; Special hours for I-93 Boston-Quincy HOV lane 

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MassDOT Expands Safe Routes to School with 72 Additional Schools 

6/27/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

1,171 Schools Are Now Part of the Safe Routes to School Program

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates over $25 Million in Federal Funding for Three Critical Transportation Projects  

6/26/2024 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

RAISE Program grants include $22 for MBTA’s Lower Broadway Everett Transit Priority Corridor Project, $2 million for South Salem Train Stop Project, $1.2 million for Gardner’s downtown.

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MassDOT Congratulates 2024 WTS-Boston Award Winners 

6/25/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Carrie Lavallee, Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer, Selected for “Woman of the Year”; MassDOT’s Rail and Transit Division Selected for “Innovative Transportation Solutions”

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Route 2 Study Released for Public Comment  

6/25/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

MassDOT seeks input on plans to improve safety and multi-modal accommodations for the 16 municipalities along Route 2 in Massachusetts

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MassDOT Launches Comment Period for FY25-29 Capital Investment Plan 

6/24/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Public comment period will be open from Thursday, June 20, through Wednesday, July 10, and may be submitted through email, a CIP Comment Tool, and at six virtual regional public information meetings

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MassDOT Alerts Customers of EZDriveMA Scam 

6/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

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Massachusetts RMV Announces 2024 Low Number Plate Lottery 

6/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Applications will be available online beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, and will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16

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MassDOT Urges Public to Prepare for Extreme Heat 

6/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Outdoor activities should be done in morning or late afternoon; Travelers should check fluid levels in vehicles