MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan and Highway Division Administrator Luisa Paiewonsky joined local, state and federal senior leaders in transportation and public safety in May to discuss emergency response preparedness in case of terrorism at the Senior Leadership Seminar in Boston.
The Seminar reviewed the National Incident Management System, including how first responders have agreed to establish a Unified Command Structure and a new notification protocol in the event of a regional evacuation.
MassDOT’s ongoing emergency preparedness program includes strengthening the relationship between transportation agencies and public safety agencies during an emergency according to Homeland Security standards.
The seminar follows a table top exercise in December 2008 and a First Responder Workshop in March 2010. Follow up exercises are planned for September 2010 and February 2011.
Seminar participants included representatives from MassDOT, MBTA, Massport, Executive Office of Public Safety, State Police, Mass Emergency Management, FBI, and Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services.
Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28
As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend
Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated posted on Aug 27
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated
MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line posted on Aug 26
Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line