Post Content

Mullan-2011

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

This is my last weekly message.  Tomorrow, Rich Davey will become Secretary of Transportation.  I am confident that he will do an outstanding job.

There is little I can write today to add to what I have shared with all of you already.  I will therefore simply thank all of you for your work in building our organization.  I know that many of you have sacrificed and know that sometimes it was lumpy and, frankly, hard.  We also stumbled once or twice.  But on the whole, you have all participated in creating a brand new thing, in making real change from the inside out, and in getting in on the ground floor of something that I know, and many of you know, will be great.  I am proud that so many of you are proud to be a part of MassDOT. 

I will miss leading the DOT enormously and will miss all of you as well.  I know, however, that it is time for me to move on and for Rich to take his turn.  I look forward to again practicing law.  Still, as I write this today, it seems unlikely that I will trade many future days for any of the days I spent here.  We get so few opportunities to make a difference.  I am grateful to have had a shot at one.  I hope that you are as well.

Don’t ever let people tell you that it is wrong to seek excellence, that public service is not worthwhile, and that ours will not soon be the best DOT in America.  Promise yourself that you will always do your best and that safety and customer service will remain front and center.  And, most importantly, please keep moving our band of brothers and sisters forward.

I will not be far away.  I hope that you will not be either.  Enjoy the days and weeks ahead.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel posted on Jun 29

Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel

MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel

Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13 posted on Jun 29

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today joined MassDOT in honoring 13 schools and individuals for their work to promote and train students to bicycle and walk to school in a safe manner as part of the Safe Routes to School Program. “I am thrilled to see   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to Schools: Baker-Polito Administration Honors 13

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 posted on Jun 28

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11