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About Us

The Automated Vehicles Working Group was established in October 2016 by Executive Order No. 572 (PDF). The Working Group is chaired by the Secretary of Transportation. The full list of members is as follows:

  • Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Transportation
    • Designee: Kate Fichter, Assistant Secretary of Policy Coordination
  • Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
    • Designee: Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary
  • Daniel Bennett, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
    • Designee: Hans Olson, Assistant Undersecretary For Homeland Security Senior Advisor, Anti-Terrorism And Cyber Security
  • Erin Deveney, Registrar of Motor Vehicles
    • Designee: Sarah Zaphiris, Deputy Registrar for Operations
  • Tom Tinlin, MassDOT Highway Administrator
  • Senator Thomas McGee, Designee of Senate President Stan Rosenberg
  • Representative William Straus, Designee of House Speaker Robert DeLeo
  • Joseph Sabella, Designee of Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr
  • Matthew Mincieli, Designee of House Minority Leader Brad Jones

The AV Working Group will continue to encourage the development of autonomous vehicles and their component parts in Massachusetts, and to that end shall work with companies in the sector to support innovation and development and consider proposing changes to statutes or regulations that would facilitate the widespread deployment of highly automated vehicles in Massachusetts while ensuring the safety of the public.

MassDOT, with input from the AV Working Group and other technical experts as deemed appropriate, will issue guidance to allow for the safe testing of such technologies on designated state highways and on other public roadways in municipalities that desire to permit such testing. The guidance shall complement the process for Testing Highly Automated Vehicles.

Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Automated Vehicles Working Group
Suite 4160
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-368-8982
Email: AVs@dot.state.ma.us

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