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.
Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens posted on Mar 23
MassDOT has announced that the Belmont Street Bridge that carries Route 9 over Interstate 290 in Worcester is now open to its permanent configuration. The bridge now features two eastbound lanes toward Shrewsbury, two westbound lanes toward Lincoln Square and a newly-added, left-turn lane through …Continue Reading Worcester: Belmont Street Bridge Opens
Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension posted on Mar 23
MassDOT is pleased to announce an agreement to extend MAPFRE Insurance’s sponsorship of the Highway Assistance Patrol program (HAP) through March 2018. This extension marks the 15th year of partnership between MassDOT and MAPFRE in providing excellent customer service and safe, quick clearance on the …Continue Reading Highway Assistance Patrol Program: MAPFRE Sponsorship Extension
South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change posted on Mar 22
The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change