Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO
We have all heard the quote, “The only thing that is constant is change.” That’s sure how it feels in transportation. Few state employees have been through more change than all of you have over the past few years. And, things will continue to change as we try new things and continue to implement the reform law.
It’s because change is inevitable and constant for us – not just recently, but over the past 20 or more years – that our focus on the mission is so important. You see, when we focus on the mission, we gain a better understanding of why it is we do what we do and how what we do fits into the big picture.
Our mission is posted in all of our workplaces:
To deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation’s safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.
There is something for everyone in our mission. Many of you came to public service for the mission, and since it is based on our shared values and on the law that created MassDOT, it provides a good roadmap for us in going about our jobs of moving people and goods from point A to point B and helping others do the same.
In four and one half years implementing change as part of the Commonwealth’s transportation leadership team, I have learned that most of you don’t fear change, but get concerned about the unknown that comes with change. When you have questions about where we are going, please remember that it’s all about the mission. That’s the key to all that we are doing.
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!