Transportation Oversight Division

Transportation Oversight Division

The most critical function of the Transportation Division is public safety. The transportation oversight division regulates the rates and practices of common carriers used to transport passengers and property, including trucks, railways, buses, household moving companies, towing companies, and hazardous waste companies. In addition, the transportation division licenses all intra state Massachusetts based motor bus companies.


Department of Public Utilities Transportation Oversight Division
One South Station, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110


Office Hours Mon - Fri 8:45 am to 5:00 pm


(617) 478-2598

Who we serve

We oversee the following:

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
  • Motor coach companies
  • Transit authority buses
  • Highway rail grade crossings
  • School bus drivers
  • Moving companies
  • Tow companies that tow for police and trespass tows
  • Commercial common carriers 

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