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October: General Aviation Month Posted on Oct 8

October: General Aviation Month

Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed October as “General Aviation Month” in honoring the Commonwealth’s 39 public use airports, including Boston Logan International Airport.  A MassDOT Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study found that public use airports support 124,000 direct and indirect jobs and generate a total   …Continue Reading October: General Aviation Month

MassDOT Aeronautics: Airport Pavement Management Posted on Aug 2

MassDOT Aeronautics: Airport Pavement Management

Massachusetts airports are key connections in the Commonwealth transportation system and proven assets in the state’s economy. The airports’ largest capital investment is basic: pavement.  Pavements must be maintained properly for the safety of travel, and delay of maintenance drives up the cost of repair.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: Airport Pavement Management

Westfield-Barnes Airport Celebrates Gulfstream Expansion Posted on May 14

Westfield-Barnes Airport Celebrates Gulfstream Expansion

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey today joined Gulfstream Aerospace leaders, Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and local officials to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the Gulfstream Hangar Expansion Project. Gulfstream’s expansion includes a new 100,000 square foot hangar with office space and will result in 100 new   …Continue Reading Westfield-Barnes Airport Celebrates Gulfstream Expansion

1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project Posted on May 13

1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project

MassDOT's Aeronautics Division and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center have announced a pilot program to create the first ever airport with “carbon neutral” ground operations in the United States. Nantucket Memorial Airport has been chosen to take all steps necessary to implement that designation. “This   …Continue Reading 1st in Nation “Carbon Neutral” Airport Project

Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award Posted on Apr 8

Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey this month received the "Silk Scarf" Award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).   The NBAA honored Secretary Davey, left with MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator Chris Willenborg, for his "exemplary efforts on behalf of the regional business aviation community."   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey Receives Business Aviation Award

Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized Posted on Apr 2

Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Chris Willenborg at Hanscom Field in Bedford to congratulate local students for their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interest and participation in the Real World Design Challenge, a competition that tests the student’s ingenuity   …Continue Reading Real World Design Challenge Students Recognized

Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge Posted on Feb 19

Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge

A team of Marlborough High School students known as "Team Wingit" is the Massachusetts State Champion in the 2013 Real World Design Challenge competition.  Team members visited the Marlborough School Committee meeting, photo courtesy Marlborough Schools, left. Marlborough competed with more than a dozen other Massachusetts High   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: 2013 Real World Design Challenge

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now Posted on Jan 22

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now

Posted by Richard A. Davey, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer The Pioneer Institute’s Jim Stergios has one fundamental point exactly right in his opinion article, “Lots of Art, Little Science in Transportation Plan.”  In his words: “let’s be clear that we do need new   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments Posted on Jan 17

MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments

MassDOT's plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan includes strategic regional investments across the Commonwealth. Western Massachusetts, Berkshires The plan includes passenger rail service connecting Boston and Springfield along the “Inland Route,” and   …Continue Reading MassDOT 21st Century Plan: Regional Investments

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan Posted on Jan 14

MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan

The MassDOT Board and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth: The Way Forward: A 21st Century Transportation Plan. The long-term financing plan shows that the state needs $684 million to   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases 21st Century Transportation Plan