Post Content

MassDOT announced today that the panel charged with exploring Public Private Partnerships to fund certain transportation infrastructure projects will hold its first public meeting Wednesday, May 29.

The new commission created by the legislature as part of Transportation Reform in 2009 is responsible for reviewing and recommending public-private partnership opportunities for transportation infrastructure projects. Public Private Partnerships have been used across the world as an alternative way of procuring and financing projects that would otherwise require taxpayer funding. 

“Public Private Partnerships can be a powerful tool for the Commonwealth to work with the private sector to meet our transportation needs,” said Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.  “We look forward to working with this distinguished group of experts to develop a strategy for unlocking the potential of private transportation financing while ensuring that the public receives the maximum possible benefit from these collaborative endeavors.”  

Chaired by veteran transportation expert Alan Macdonald, the panel also includes former Congressman John Olver, Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers & Scientists President Joseph Dorant, Radcliffe Institute senior project advisor David Luberoff, Valmo Ventures Chair & CEO Valerie Mosley, 495/MetroWest Partnership Deputy Director Jessica Strunkin, and former Boston Transportation Commissioner John Vitagliano.

Interested parties can attend the Commission’s first public meeting on Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m., 10 Park Plaza, Boston, 3rd floor.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill posted on Apr 18

Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill

Governor Deval Patrick today signed legislation creating a Massachusetts “Boston Strong” license plate.  The legislation directs the Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.”  All proceeds from sales of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill

Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice posted on Apr 18

Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project continues through the 2014 boating season. Much of the work this season to construct the new northbound span of the Whittier Bridge is taking place from the Merrimack River to the immediate east of the existing bridge. Several large barges,   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge I-95 Update: River Boaters Notice

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set posted on Apr 17

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set

Please join MassDOT at a public meeting for an update on construction progress on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project, as follows: Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Heritage State Park Auditorium, 200 Davol Street, Fall River The meeting will include an opportunity   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Public Meeting Set