Today many concerned MassDOT employees during a brown bag lunch heard first hand accounts of the aftermath from Boston University professors and students who are experts in urban planning.
Those who witnessed the devastation emphasized the need to take immediate steps to get goods and people moving again in Haiti and listed four urgent needs: debris removal, waste recycling, heavy tents and other transition housing, and infrastructure inspection.
MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan thanked the employees and BU representatives for creating awareness of the magnitude of the quake's impact as a guide to next steps.
Visit Governor Patrick's Help for Haiti webpage and learn more about opportunities to help.
Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Moving Forward posted on Apr 24
MassDOT is moving forward with toll demolition and road reconstruction operations at the existing toll plaza at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel in East Boston. Work-related logistical activities at the Sumner Tunnel began last week including marking utilities and installing temporary signage and the …Continue Reading Sumner Tunnel Toll Demolition Moving Forward
MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars posted on Apr 20
MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars
New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk posted on Apr 20
Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, elected leaders, and local officials celebrated the official opening of the CoveWalk, New Bedford’s newest recreational waterfront path located atop the Hurricane Barrier overlooking Clark’s Cove. The 5,500 foot project was …Continue Reading New Bedford: Baker-Polito Administration Celebrate Opening of New CoveWalk