Several pieces of debris fell from the Route 3A overpass on Interstate 495 and smashed an SUV’s windshield Tuesday afternoon.
The other winners were “Make yah Ma proud, wear yah seatbelt,” to encourage belt use and “Put down the phone! Your LOLs and OMGs can wait,” to fight distracted driving.
A truck spilled its load of “cranberry sludge” on Route 128 Thursday morning, painting the road red and slowing traffic during the morning commute.
One Friday morning in May, drivers on metro Boston roads actually noticed the message on the electronic highway signs, when MassDOT poked a little fun at the local accent with the phrase, “Changing lanes? Use ya blinkah!”
It became a social media phenomenon, with people suggesting their own messages on Facebook and Twitter. So state highway officials decided to hold a contest, and give three winners gift cards for gas and service plaza vendors.
The Boston Globe reports the winners of the DOTSpeak Highway Safety Message Contest will be officially announced Thursday,
Customers have received an e-mail from “E-ZPass Customer Service Center” with the subject, “Payment for driving on toll road” that MassDOT says is not from the toll transponder program.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is moving towards all electronic toll collection on bridges, tunnels, and the Mass Pike. That means some drivers who got a free ride, won’t anymore.
The WBZ I-Team has learned a toll of at least 40 cents will soon be added to the ramps at the West Newton interchange of the Mass Pike. Currently, drivers could get on at exit 16, then get off at exit 17 in Newton for free.
The I-Team has learned the state’s Inspector General is raising serious questions about how the agency in charge of transportation oversees its own vehicles.
Mass DOT has several hundred projects underway resurfacing, repairing and expanding roads, rotaries, decks and ramps underway.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has approved a 5-percent increase to MBTA fares.
If you are traveling for Mother’s Day, be aware, you will have plenty of company Friday, Saturday and Sunday.