Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest
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Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist Mike Smith conducts a Chainsaw Skills & Safety class. If your Highway Department is in need of specialized training, call Mike Smith today at 413-834-3975, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See more photos on our Flickr page.
Why is healthy, alternative transportation important in Massachusetts?Listen to Transportation Secretary Pollack, and then join us at the 2015 Moving Together Conference, MassDOT’s annual statewide healthy transportation conference, on November 4 in Boston. Register for Moving Together »
MT14 will bring together leaders who are advancing healthy transportation.
Make sure your voice is heard!
The 2014 Moving Together Conference
Move together with us on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
This course will cover:
- The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
- Pre wetting and pre-treating
- Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
- The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
- Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
- How to convert from sand to salt, large city or rural town.
- Snow and ice policy for public review.
- Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.
All drivers, foremen, supervisors and anyone who will be responsible for snow and ice removal should attend this workshop. Finance committee members, Selectmen and Mayors are also encourages to attend.
Federal workplace safety regulators have ordered a Gresham, Ore. truck driver to rehire an employee who refused to drive a truck with bad tires.
An investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed the woman was fired eight days after she replaced a tire before going out on the road in 2011. The driver later filed a whistleblower complaint, prompting Monday's order.
The Engineering Directive and the new Construction Standard Details are available on the MassDOT website:
· E-14-003 – June 2014 Construction Standard Details
· June 2014 Construction Standard Details
“While traffic fatalities and injuries have been trending downward in Massachusetts over the past few years, pedestrian and bicycle-related crashes aren’t following,” stated MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “We aim to raise awareness across the Commonwealth about the importance of safe bicycling, pedestrian, and driver behaviors and practices. Our young people, perhaps getting their licenses for the first time or riding their bikes to school, are a critical segment of our traveling public.