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Part of Commonwealth Avenue Will Close for Bridge Work This Summer

Out with the college students and in with more construction. Beginning on July 26 and continuing until August 14, almost every form of transportation in […]

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All-Electronic Tolling’s First Test: Monday’s Morning Commute

All-electronic tolling officially hit the Massachusetts Turnpike late last Friday night. But the first true test of the Mass. Pike’s massive overhaul comes with the Monday morning commute. […]

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Many Massachusetts Highway Exit Numbers Could Soon Change

What’s your exit? Are you sure? MassDOT is preparing for a sweeping change of exit numbers on the Bay State’s highways as a result of a […]

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The Inconvenient Truth About Olympic Highway Lanes

Just two months before Boston submitted its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics to the United States Olympic Committee, Norway pulled out of bidding for […]

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MassDOT Announces 2015 Low Number License Plate Lottery

For many, license plates contain six randomly jumbled together letters and numbers, only worth knowing if on the phone with the insurance company or combing […]

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For 30 Days, Your Tobin Bridge Late Fees Will Be Forgiven

Just short of a year after MassDOT first rolled out its all-electronic tolling system for the Tobin Bridge, Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced a change to its fine […]

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That MassDOT ‘Wicked Big Stawm’ Sign Isn’t Real, Folks

Meanwhile, in Boston…. pic.twitter.com/S0Zc6Z5LCy — Michael Wallace (@MikeWallaceWCBS) January 26, 2015 A PSA for everyone who remains hysterical about all things surrounding The Great Blizzard […]

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What Does a Blinking Yellow Arrow Mean?

Three-hundred-and-fifty traffic lights around the state—including three in Boston— are getting an upgrade in the form of a never-before-used yellow flashing arrow to let drivers know when […]

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Should License Plates Be a Mixture of Letters and Symbols?

Hearts, stars, fish, squares, and diamonds—these are just a few of the universally identifiable symbols that could one day appear on license plates in Massachusetts. […]

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Allston Is Getting a Brand New MBTA Stop Called ‘West Station’

It looks like people’s speculations about a new transit hub were spot on. On a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon, Governor Deval Patrick joined together with Mayor […]

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Governor to Make Announcement About Allston’s Mass Pike Interchange Project

On Tuesday, September 30, Governor Deval Patrick will join state transportation officials at the Beacon Park Yards in Allston—the site of a multi-million dollar project […]

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Commuter Learns ‘Pitfalls’ of the E-ZPass System the Hard Way

A Somerville woman who racked up $10,000 in toll violations from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, after making frequent trips between her home and New […]

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Three New Safety Slogans to be Displayed on MassDOT Highway Signs

It’s difficult to be both funny and informative when talking about “road rage,” said Frank DePaola, administrator of MassDOT’s highway division. But state transportation officials […]

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Underpass Could Become Part of Anderson Memorial Bridge Project

For nearly five years, Renata von Tscharner has been advocating for the installation of underpasses at several bridges that connect Boston to Cambridge along the […]

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MassDOT Wants Residents to Come Up With Next ‘Use Yah Blinkah’ Sign

Think you’re funnier than the people at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s administrative offices? Prove it. Today, officials at the transit agency that oversees the […]