Government Transportation

Add Your Signature to HazMat Route Letter From North End / Waterfront Hazmat Task Force

We have received indications that MassDOT, the State’s transportation agency, is a week or so away from a decision on our permanent Boston area hazmat truck route.  The North End Hazmat Task Force encourages you to remind MassDOT how you feel about this decision. You may sign the letter below with an email of your Read More…

Police & Fire Transportation

HazMat Response Teams Respond to Truck Near Haymarket Carrying Radioactive Materials

Video: CBS Boston video report on the HazMat Radioactive Material Scare today near Haymarket. Bolstering the case for banning cut-through hazmat trucks from the North End and downtown Boston, a truck carrying radioactive materials caused the shutdown of the Haymarket MBTA station and surrounding area this afternoon.  The hazmat truck was stopped when Boston Police Read More…


Nabbed Again … HazMat Trucks Still Traveling Through Downtown and Getting Traffic Tickets

With the re-routing decision now in the hands of State transportation officials, hazardous material trucks continue to travel though the center of downtown Boston, the North End and waterfront. A gas tanker is shown above receiving a traffic violation on Surface Road / Atlantic Avenue. Thanks to Bruce McCue for the photo!

Business Transportation

HazMat Truck Routing Update: Boston Transportation Commissioner Responds to Suburban Politicians

Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Thomas J. Tinlin has responded to recent press articles and letters from suburban politicians regarding the City of Boston proposal to reroute pass-through hazardous material trucks to Route 128 from city streets (including the North End / Waterfront / Downtown). The public comment period has now ended and the routing decision Read More…

Business Transportation

NEWRA Issues Letter Supporting Re-Routing of HazMat Trucks Outside Boston Streets

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association has submitted the following letter to State transportation authorities in support of the proposal to reroute pass-through hazardous material trucks from City of Boston streets to highways around the city. Additional information, including the City of Boston routing evaluation, is available on the MassDOT website (select Quick Links, Read More…

Business Government Police & Fire Transportation

Neighborhood Council Issues HazMat Truck Letter

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council, NEWNC, has submitted the following letter in support of the proposal to reroute pass-through hazardous material trucks from City of Boston streets to highways around the city. Donna Freni, NEWNC President, urges all North End/Waterfront residents to submit their own individual letters of support by the public comment Read More…


Minimal Reaction From Suburbanites on HazMat Truck Re-Routing from Boston to Route 128

This video shows the August 30, 2011 public hearing held in Waltham, Mass. regarding the proposed re-routing of pass-through hazardous material (hazmat) trucks from downtown Boston to Route 128 and surrounding highways. City of Boston officials are strongly recommending the hazmat route change based on a comprehensive 182-page public safety analysis recently released by the Read More…


Herald Poll and Globe Editorial Support Proposed Boston HazMat Truck Ban

With over 3,000 votes, the results of a Boston Herald web poll this week were decisively in favor of prohibiting hazmat trucks from Boston. The final results were 71% supporting a ban and 29% voting in favor of the truckers. These web polls are far from scientific, but this was a notable end result given Read More…