Posted by Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
This week, I was reminded again of the importance of decisions we make every day and the public’s concern about those decisions. I was also made very aware of the fact that, as the Secretary of Transportation and the CEO of the DOT, I am ultimately responsible for what happens in this organization. That’s why it is so important to me that we all understand our mission and our responsibilities to the public.
When a light falls in one of our tunnels, the public deserves to know. They also deserve swift action and accurate information based on facts. They got that. As I made clear on several occasions this week, MassDOT acted immediately to assess and determine the full extent of the situation. We will, of course, continue to deal with this situation until it is fixed.
I have also acknowledged that I should have acted more quickly to alert the public. That is a lesson in being sensitive to the public’s concern, particularly when dealing with the tunnel system built as a part of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
I know that we are on the right course for transportation reform. I am committed to sticking to it.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles posted on May 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce that the final section of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Adams is now open for public use, making the trail 12.2 miles long. “The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail goes through some of the most scenic areas of Massachusetts,” said MassDOT Secretary …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Final Section Open, Trail Now 12.2 Miles
Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5 posted on May 23
As part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project, “dry run” lane reductions on I-90 have been scheduled during the weekend of June 3-4 through early Monday morning, June 5. From 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, to 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: I-90 Lane Reductions June 3-5
MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest posted on May 19
MassDOT today announced the fourth annual statewide high school video contest – Safe Streets Smart Trips. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest began three …Continue Reading MassDOT: Fourth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest