The annual conference of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) conference in Boston earlier this month offered a sort of homecoming for Stephanie Pollack, the former leader of MassDOT who left for Washington in early 2021 to lead the Federal Highway Administration in President Biden’s administration. Pollack’s return to Massachusetts coincided with the […]
Roughly one in nine bridge crossings in Massachusetts occurs on a bridge where engineers have found serious problems with weight-bearing structural elements that need repair or replacement, according to a new analysis by MassBudget. In MassDOT’s comprehensive bridge inventory, out of 7,880 bridges in the Commonwealth, 644 bridges have been classified as “structurally deficient,” a […]
This latest round of grants awarded $16.4 million, the largest amount so far, primarily supports efforts grounded in making streets safer for everyone by reducing vehicle speeds and also investing in the equipment municipalities need to maintain their streets and facilitate safe active transportation.