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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.

 

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