Post Content

Secretary James A. AloisiPosted by:
Secretary James Aloisi, Executive Office of Transportation

Governor Patrick has from his first days in office directed that all transportation agencies and authorities work together and find opportunities for streamlining and operating more efficiently.  

In keeping with that reform agenda, I am announcing a new directive that will apply across all transportation agencies and authorities to improve coordination and consistency of Massachusetts Environment Policy Act (MEPA) project filings. 

The MEPA environmental review process is a critically important and transparent part of transportation projects.  We are establishing an efficient and consistent procedure for review and comment by Executive Office of Transportation on all MEPA filings by the transportation agencies and authorities. 

This policy will allow EOT to better implement its statutory role as the principal state agency for transportation planning and its responsibility to develop policies and programs for all agencies and authorities with the Executive Office.  By reviewing and commenting on draft MEPA filings prior to submission, EOT will improve coordination and consultation among transportation agencies and authorities. 

This is but one example of how we must put an end to the old, balkanized way of doing things and identify new solutions that will improve our ability to deliver a modern transportation system for the future.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week posted on Oct 21

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week

The month of October holds many safety events which drivers, especially teens, should be aware of. October 18th to the 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week. When your teen begins to drive, it’s important to instill safe driving habits. Talk to your teens this   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: National Teen Driver Safety Week and School Bus Safety Week

East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available posted on Oct 20

East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will be hosting the third public information meeting for the East-West Passenger Rail Study on Thursday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The meeting is being conducted via Zoom, and is   …Continue Reading East-West Passenger Rail Study public meeting, final draft report now available

RMV Further Extends Designated Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years of Age or Older posted on Oct 20

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is announcing that it is extending designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older through November and December. This new customer service option began successfully in early September at select RMV Service Centers,   …Continue Reading RMV Further Extends Designated Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years of Age or Older