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MassDOT Requests Comments on Draft GreenDOT Implementation Plan

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is seeking comments from the engineering and land surveying community on its DRAFT GreenDOT Implementation Plan by August 2, 2012. 


The DRAFT GreenDOT Implementation Plan was developed to serve as the framework for embedding the sustainability principles of GreenDOT into the core business and culture of MassDOT. The Plan has been developed based on current MassDOT innovations, leading sustainability policies of the Commonwealth, and national best practices to provide a usable guide toward the sustainability and livability vision of MassDOT. The Plan centers around fifteen sustainability goals organized under seven sustainability themes: Air, Energy, Land, Materials, Planning, Policy & Design, Waste, and Water.


Link to Plan:


You can use the comment form on their website to provide your comments directly.


GreenDOT Open Houses


MassDOT is hosting Open Houses in Worcester, New Bedford, Lowell and Amherst during the weeks of July 16 and July 23 to talk with the public and other stakeholders about efforts at MassDOT to build sustainability into our transportation services. The Draft GreenDOT Implementation Plan is posted on MassDOT’s website, and MassDOT invites the public to comment on the plan using the GreenDOT comment form at the bottom of the page. Comments on the draft implementation plan are requested by August 2, 2012.

MassDOT staff members, regional transportation partners and advocates will participate in a series of Open Houses to discuss the initiative. Participants are invited to stop by, learn more about GreenDOT and share their ideas and concerns.


Worcester - Monday, July 16, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Union Station, CMRPC Meeting Room
2 Washington Square, 2nd floor
Union Station can be reached by public transportation via Amtrak, MBTA Commuter Rail and WRTA Bus Routes 15, 16, 33 and 42.


New Bedford - Tuesday, July 17, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
National Park Service Building Corson Maritime Learning Center
33 William Street
The National Park Service Building can be reached by public transportation via SRTA Bus Routes 1, 2, 3, 4 5 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (serving the SRTA Terminal).


Lowell - Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Rogers School
43 Highland Street, Room 54
The Rogers School is served by public transportation via MBTA Commuter Rail (Gallagher Terminal) and LRTA Bus Routes 3 and 9.


Amherst - Thursday, July 26, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bangs Community Center, Activity Room
70 Boltwood Walk
The Bangs Community Center is served by public transportation via PVTA Bus Routes Gold 30, Pink 31, G32, Blue 43, G45 and G46.


All locations are accessible to people with disabilities. To request language assistance, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, or information on the meeting, please contact Kerri Chace at 617-357-5772 x16 or


The GreenDOT Implementation Plan will help MassDOT achieve its sustainability goals. GreenDOT builds on existing policies and innovation and challenges all of us at the agency to do more. It includes measurable goals and short, medium and long-term policy targets. GreenDOT has three objectives:
• Reduce greenhouse gases
• Promote healthy transportation options
• Support smart growth development


The implementation plan includes seven themes and 15 broad sets of goals. MassDOT will work to implement three to five tasks or projects for each goal over the next eight years.





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