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GreenDOT LogoMassDOT announced the release of the GreenDOT Report: 2014 Status Update. Originally launched in 2010, GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve public health by encouraging healthy travel modes and smart growth development, and lead by example on environmental stewardship.

“We’re proud of the work we’ve done to make MassDOT a leader on sustainability issues,” said Acting Secretary Frank DePaola. “Over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to offer our customers more travel options, including healthy and sustainable ways to get around. At the same time, we have made big strides in greening the operations of the agency.” The 2014 GreenDOT Report details the actions that MassDOT has taken to make the transportation system more environmentally-friendly in areas ranging from multi-modal access and safety for our customers, to our own fleets, facilities, energy use, renewable generation, and system operations.

GreenDOT was developed in response to a number of laws and policies, including the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008, which set ambitious statewide targets for GHG reductions.

“The transportation sector accounts for over a third of the greenhouse emissions in Massachusetts. Transportation is therefore a critical area of focus in order to meet our statewide targets for reducing these emissions,” said Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

The GreenDOT Policy also reflects the goals of the Healthy Transportation Compact, an interagency initiative chaired by the Secretaries of Transportation and Health and Human Services to better integrate public health issues into transportation decision-making.

“We make our communities stronger when transportation systems take public health priorities into account,” said Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz. “As we work with our partners to develop new ways for people to get to work, home and play, we are creating more pedestrian friendly roadways that support increased healthy activity and improved air quality.”

“In order to make meaningful change in the transportation sector, workers throughout MassDOT are integrating sustainability principles into all areas of our work, including long-range planning, project design, and system operations,” said Ned Codd, MassDOT’s Assistant Secretary for GreenDOT. “We’re also engaging with our customers to educate them about healthier, more sustainable options, and to encourage them to shift from car travel to healthier travel options like walking, cycling, and taking public transit.”

Following the 2012 GreenDOT Implementation Plan, this 2014 GreenDOT Report provides a comprehensive update on MassDOT’s sustainability-related projects in the five years since the creation of MassDOT. It also establishes a performance measurement framework to enable tracking of progress toward GreenDOT goals over time.

Visit the GreenDOT webpage at for more information and to download the Report.

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