Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

MassDot Announces New Vehicle Census Dashboard

MassDOT Announces New Online 

Vehicle Census Dashboard 


Site has accurate and timely information to help monitor the state’s progress toward greenhouse gas reduction goals 


Information includes the number of vehicles registered in MA cities and towns, including fuel class and annual mileage estimates 


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Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program-Funds Avaiable

The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research is pleased to make $3.8 million in state funding available to assist municipal police departments implement new or expanding existing body-worn camera (BWC) programs.

Applications are due at 4:00 PM on July 31st.  Additional information for this funding opportunity can be found below.

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Work & Family Mobility Starts Monday July 1st

On behalf of the Healey-Driscoll Administration, Secretary Fiandaca, and Registrar Ogilvie, I would like to invite you to join the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) as we welcome Massachusetts residents who are newly eligible for licenses under the Work and Family Mobility Act (WFMA) to Service Center locations across the Commonwealth. 


We are organizing up to 6 days of “RMV Welcome Events” to create a welcoming atmosphere and to provide multilingual information and assistance to individuals newly eligible for driver’s licenses under the Work and Family Mobility Act. Through these welcome events, we hope to: 

1.) Convey a welcoming message and atmosphere from the RMV to all newly eligible individuals.  

2.) Help triage individuals who come without an appointment for a learner's permit test so they can call the dedicated contact center line or visit the website to schedule an appointment.  

3.) To make sure people feel welcome and leave with the information needed to have a successful transaction with the RMV. 


Dates: Monday - 7/03, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7/5 through 7/7

and Saturdays - 7/08 & 7/15  


Time: 8am-6pm.



Boston/Haymarket Service Center, 136 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA

Brockton RMV Service Center, 490 Forest Ave., Brockton, MA

Lawrence RMV Service Center, 73C Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA

Worcester RMV Service Center, 50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester, MA

Pittsfield RMV Service Center, 333 East Street, Pittsfield, MA

Revere RMV Service Center, 9C Everett Street, Revere, MA

Springfield RMV Service Center, 1250 St. James Ave., Springfield, MA

MBTA July Service Changes

The MBTA today announced service changes in July on the Red, Green, Orange, Kingston, Middleborough, and Greenbush lines. The MBTA will continue working to improve service reliability across the system.

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RMV Announces 2023 Low Plate Lottery

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announcing applications for the 2023 Low Number Plate Lottery will be available online at myRMV Online Service Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023. To be eligible, applicants must apply for this year’s lottery by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Winners will be notified by mail if selected for a low-number plate. 

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Please see following information on how to sign up for Mass 511:


For real time information about roadway conditions visit or download the Mass511 mobile application. This website allows the public to view live cameras, travel times, real-time traffic conditions, and project information before setting out on the road. Users can subscribe to receive text and email alerts for traffic conditions.


To learn how to create a personalized My Mass511 account, save your favorites cameras, schedule email and text alerts for your favorite routes and areas, and save your Commercial Vehicle setting here:

Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement Funds Available

The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research is pleased to make available up to $1 million in reimbursement funding to offset the cost of police officers who complete the Municipal Police Training Committee’s Bridge Academy Training Program. All municipal police departments are eligible to apply for this funding. However, officers must complete the four required trainings outlined below so that they can be eligible. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended municipalities apply as soon as possible.

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Update Hotel & Motel Relief Grant Program:Small Establishments Now Eligible

I wanted to let you know that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is launching a second version of their Hotel & Motel Relief Grant Program that opens the program to smaller operators. 


Last session, the Legislature allocated $75 million through the FY23 Economic Development bill to help lodging businesses across the Commonwealth recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The first version of this program excluded small lodging operators, as businesses with less than 50 employees were not able to apply.


I'm delighted to let you know that the second version of this grant program launches tomorrow, June 16th and runs until July 14th. The minimum employee requirement of 50 people has been lifted. Smaller establishments like inns and B&Bs may now be eligible to apply

For more information on the program, including how lodging operators can apply, see the following link:

RMV Announces Standard Driver's Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status

Registry of Motor Vehicles Announces Standard Driver's Licenses Regardless of Immigration Status Available Soon Under Work and Family Mobility Act 


Starting July 1st, newly eligible Massachusetts residents can apply for their Learner’s Permit and road test to obtain a license; RMV increasing staff, extending hours, and expanding translated materials in preparation for the implementation of the law  


The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is pleased to announce plans to implement the Work and Family Mobility Act (WFMA), effective on July 1. 

Under the new law, eligible Massachusetts residents can apply to obtain a Standard (Class D or M) driver's license, regardless of immigration status, as the WFMA removes the requirement that residents provide immigration status proof. 

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Ma Department of Public Health:Arbovirus Report

please find the weekly statewide Department of Public Health (DPH) arbovirus report for the week of June 12, 2023. This report outlines the risk levels for municipalities based on both historical prevalence and recent activity of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV), including information on the most recent WNV human cases.

As you will read in the attached report, Massachusetts Department of Public Health has identified zero individuals who have tested positive for WNV and zero WNV positive mosquito samples.


Community risk levels can be found on the DPH Arbovirus Update Page:  


Helpful tips and links on prevention and mitigation measures are provided within the attached document and at

Several 30 second PSA videos are available

Mosquitoes and Ticks |

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