The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board today voted to transfer ownership of the Tobin Bridge to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The vote paves the way for transfer of the 2 1/4-mile-long span on January 1, 2010. The transfer is another milestone of the state’s historic transportation reform legislation signed by Governor Deval Patrick.
The transfer of the Tobin Bridge to MassDOT means that for the first time all major state roads, bridges and tunnels will be managed by one unified transportation organization.
Massport personnel led by Bridge Director Mary Jane O’Meara worked closely with the MassDOT Highway Division in recent months to integrate the Tobin Bridge into the state highway system.
On November 1, 2009, four camera feeds from the Tobin Bridge were added to the MassDOT Traffic Camera website where commuters and visitors can view real-time traffic feeds from Highway Division cameras on key routes throughout Massachusetts. Camera feeds from the Tobin Bridge have also already been integrated into the MassDOT Traffic Operations Center where employees monitor and respond to traffic congestion and accidents on the state’s roadways, tunnels and bridges.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) operates Boston Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Learn more about Massport.
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