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For Immediate Release: 11/02/2012
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office  857-386-8910/617-780-4016


INTRODUCING 857-DOT-INFO
MassDOT opens express lane to state-wide transportation information for customers 857-DOT-INFO/857-368-4636

BOSTON (Friday, November 2, 2012) – Today, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced a new telephone number to provide customers easy, direct access to statewide transportation information as part of its internal OneVoice transition.

“We are speaking with one voice throughout MassDOT,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “It’s a voice that is focused on the customer. Maybe you don’t know your highway district, nearest airport, bus route or what time the local RMV opens on Thursdays. Today, we are telling our customers all that information is just one call away, 857-DOT-INFO.”

In 2009, Transportation Reform integrated stand alone agencies including the Turnpike Authority and MassHighway. Today, MassDOT is comprised of four divisions: the Highway Division, Registry of Motor Vehicles Division, Rail and Transit Division and the Aeronautics Division.

Reform has allowed MassDOT to consolidate functions and see cost savings. One of the few outliers still to be consolidated was the phone system. The OneVoice telephone transition will result in phone bill and maintenance savings of approximately $422,000 each year.

Registry of Motor Vehicles customers may be familiar with 857-DOT, as the call center transitioned to 857-DOT-8000 earlier this year. For MBTA customers, this new line complements the existing customer service line, 617-222-3200, which remains active.

MassDOT is maximizing existing resources to acquaint the public with 857-DOT-INFO. Customers will notice ads on the MBTA system and on the Highway Division’s digital billboard PSA program and inside our RMV offices.

A total of 1450 employees have transitioned to the new area code and exchange including those working at the State Transportation Building, the Registry of Motor Vehicles Headquarters in Quincy and its Boston branch, as well as MassDOT Highway District 6.

For transportation news and updates visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot, blog: www.mass.gov/blog/transportation, or follow MassDOT on twitter at www.twitter.com/massdot and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.
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