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Transportation

Our department has two missions. The first is to advance public and transportation safety. The second is to manage the Boston’s street network to best and fairly serve all users.

We strive to guarantee safe and efficient travel into and around Boston. We always consider pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, passengers, and everyone who takes public transportation. Our work attempts to improve safety and traffic flow while balancing residential and commercial needs for street parking. We use coordinated planning, engineering, enforcement, and community engagement to guide our work.

Transportation
Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 721
Boston, MA 02201-2026
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boston Tow Lot

Our Tow Lot is located at 200 Frontage Road in South Boston. Call 617-635-3900 for info.

Parking meter updates
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The City's parking meter fees will increase starting on Monday, July 1.
Meter update information

News and Announcements

Latest news
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Jul 24

Run to Home Base 5K, Puerto Rican Festival and Parade

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Jul 8

Open Newbury Street, Bastille Day

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Jul 2

Traffic advisory for Chinatown Main Street Festival, concerts at Fenway

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Jun 28

Traffic advisory for 2019 July Fourth celebration

Transportation
More Transportation news

City of Boston planning

Planning
Vision Zero
Vision Zero Boston

We are working to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the City by 2030. Add your concerns to our map.

Columbia Road
Boston Green Links

Our city-wide plan will connect people in every neighborhood to Boston’s greenway network.

Boston Complete Streets
Boston Complete Streets

We want to create streets that are great public spaces and last a long time.

Upcoming events

Events
Potential street design featuring bus priority treatments
Aug 21

What is bus priority?

Seven smiling women wear bike helmets. The Dorchester gas tank featuring Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swash" art is visible in the background.
Aug 28

Boston by Bike Ride - Mattapan

Seven smiling women wear bike helmets. The Dorchester gas tank featuring Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swash" art is visible in the background.
Sep 5

Boston by Bike Ride - Allston

More Transportation events

Go Boston 2030

The City of Boston initiative envisions a bold transportation future for the City for the next five, 10, and 15 years.

Sign up for traffic advisories

Contact: Transportation
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