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.
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