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 economic output of nearly $12 billion annually.
“Our public use airports are economic engines, supporting business, manufacturing, and tourism,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “In addition, airports serve the military and support response to emergencies and natural disasters.”
“MassDOT and our Board of Directors are continuing to support and invest in the general aviation system, including a statewide terminal building program and runway improvements,” said Christopher Willenborg, MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator. “We are also preparing to update the 2011 Airport Economic Impact Study to further confirm the vital role aviation plays in providing safe transportation.”
The 2011 study completed by MassDOT Aeronautics Division with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration measured the total $12 billion in economic impact of the 39 public-use airports, which reflects commercial airline service, military aviation, emergency law enforcement and medical transport activity and general aviation.
The Massachusetts aviation industry includes 22 aircraft charter companies, 58 aircraft maintenance facilities, 12 flight schools, and 41 fixed-based operators.
Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! posted on Nov 24
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward posted on Nov 24
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced