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tinlin-head-shotMassDOT is pleased to announce that Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin is the recipient of the Honorable Ray LaHood Award from Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Boston Chapter, an association for the professional advancement of women in transportation.

The award is being presented tonight in Boston and is named for Ray LaHood, who served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2009-2013. LaHood supported WTS International’s mission and made outstanding contributions towards the advancement of women and minorities. The Honorable Ray LaHood award honors a man who is a leader in transportation and has directly contributed toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs or opportunities in the transportation field.

“Tom is more than deserving of this honor,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack.  “Tom has proven himself as a transportation leader who is known for his collaboration and willingness to engage all members of the public on initiatives and for important projects.  Tom is a person who truly values listening to people, not just talking to them and, in particular, I have heard from many women and people of color who have worked with Tom, both through his job with the City of Boston and here at MassDOT, who have told me what an important supporter and mentor he has been.  And for me personally, Tom has been an invaluable supporter, colleague and friend.”

Administrator Tinlin is a South Boston native who came to MassDOT in January 2014 after being the longest serving Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department in the City’s history. In 2015, he was appointed Highway Administrator by Secretary Pollack. Under his leadership, MassDOT launched the Small Bridge Program, which funds small, municipally owned bridges in need of repair and the Commonwealth successfully transitioned last fall to All Electronic Tolling on I-90 with construction activities occurring in 23 work zones.

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