Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan announced the following actions:
- A MassDOT Director of Facilities Safety will be accountable directly to the Secretary to ensure that safety is the top priority in allocation of capital funds for maintenance.
- A safety consultant, TRA, a nationally-recognized safety and security engineering firm will immediately audit MBTA safety practices.
- The MBTA has already convened senior operating and construction staff to review safety projects identified in the D'Alessandro report as critical and unfunded to ensure accuracy.
- The MBTA Board approved a contract to begin work immediately on leaks reported in the Red Line at the Alewife extension.
Secretary Mullan said the T inspectors check the Red Line area twice each week. There is no current evidence that leakage has caused the track to move and the Red Line is safe.
MBTA projects past, present, and planned can be found here.
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Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13 posted on Jun 29
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MassDOT in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13