Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO
This is not a goodbye note. While the news reports that I have spoken with Governor Patrick about moving on from the Cabinet are true, I have made no final decisions regarding my future. I took this job precisely because of the challenge it represented and look forward to continuing to lead the DOT in the weeks and months ahead. However, as much as I enjoy what we are all doing, and am committed to transportation reform and to all of you, my family comes first.
I returned to State government in 2007 because I was inspired by the election of Governor Patrick and Lt. Governor Murray and the commitment that they showed during the campaign. I thought that under their leadership, we could and would set the direction for state transportation for the next two generations. I am gratified to know that, with the help of all of you, we are on the way to doing that. Bravo.
MassDOT is a gift. For us, it offers the chance to strive for and achieve excellence in all that we do. To the people of Massachusetts, it offers the promise of a renewed compact with them and trust in us. For the transportation world, it offers the opportunity to build a true multimodal, safety-focused, mission-driven, customer-centric, employee-empowered enterprise that others will envy. I hope you feel lucky to be on the ground floor of what we are doing together and to have, as Registrar Kaprielian says, a front row seat. I sure do.
This week, I spoke a lot about the fact that we have a lot of work to do. I also said that we have done a lot of work already. I am proud of that and you should be as well. This is no time to stray from the direction we have set. Indeed, we need to accelerate our work to achieve our stated goals. I am doing so and ask all of you to do so as well.
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!