Post Content

Patrick_deval_764

Governor Deval Patrick in Springfield today signed a landmark transportation reform bill to help secure the Commonwealth’s economic future by radically simplifying bureaucracy and delivering real cost savings by curbing out-of-scale health and pension benefits. 

“The meaningful, long-lasting reforms we will make to our state’s transportation system will rebuild public trust and put an end to the old ways of doing business,” said Governor Patrick. “Today, we are inaugurating a new era of streamlined and efficient delivery of transportation services to the residents of Massachusetts.”

The legislation creates a new Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) to oversee four divisions: Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics and RMV.  Mass DOT will be administered by a Secretary of Transportation, and overseen by a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor with expertise in transportation, finance and engineering. 

“I am excited by this opportunity to lead a revitalized and reorganized transportation organization,” said Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr.  “We will fulfill the Governor’s strong mandate to simplify, reform and make more accountable our entire transportation system.”

Read the Governor's release.  Visit Governor Patrick's website on Mass.Gov here.

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced posted on May 29

Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation posted on May 29

Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

It may not be obvious to drivers on Route 2 or I-95 in Lexington, but some of the construction vehicles at the Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project site are anything but ordinary. The project is one of three that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project: Intelligent Innovation

MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley posted on May 28

MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley

Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney and executives from AAA Northeast (AAA NE) in Hadley to announce the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to members. “Today marks the doubling of   …Continue Reading MassDOT RMV AAA Partnership: Hadley