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Secretary Davey, Springfield, Mode Shift, October 9, 2012MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today in Springfield announced a statewide mode shift goal of tripling the share of travel in Massachusetts by bicycling, transit and walking. 

With the mode shift goal MassDOT will be able to foster improved quality of life by improving our environment and preserving capacity on our highway network; by letting other travel options absorb travel demand that contributes to highway congestion that is slowing our potential for economic growth.  In addition, we will achieve positive public health outcomes by providing more healthy transportation options.

In the face of tight budgets and scarce resources MassDOT is rising to the challenge of providing sustainable and healthy transportation choices for all of our customers.

“We all have a stake in achieving a statewide mode shift goal and establishing a sustainable transportation system that meets all our customers’ needs and that we can afford to maintain,” said MassDOT Secretary Davey.

In collaboration with our regional transportation partners, community leaders, advocates and customers, MassDOT will consider what is possible for our transportation system and imagine healthier, greener and cleaner mobility.  

Transportation is second only to buildings as a source of greenhouse gas emissions, with the vast majority of transportation emissions coming from cars and trucks. Governor Patrick signed the Global Warming Solutions Act into law in 2008, and in 2010 established targets of 25 percent reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2020 and an 80 percent reduction from 1990 levels by 2050 – the most ambitious GHG emissions limits for any state in the nation.

The Commonwealth’s mode shift will be featured in MassDOT’s GreenDOT Implementation Plan being finalized this fall.  The GreenDOT Implementation Plan establishes the strategy for a multi-modal MassDOT emerge as a national leader in “greening” a state transportation system.

Join the statewide conversation to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth to establish a sustainable transportation system for the 21st century.  Check the public meeting schedule.



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