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MassDOT Leadership

Governor Charlie Baker
Charlie Baker,
Governor
A seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor with expertise in transportation, finance and engineering will oversee the organization, while serving as the governing body of both MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which is part of MassDOT but retains a separate legal existence. MassDOT is administered by a Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief Executive Officer.

The organization oversees four new divisions: Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in addition to an Office of Planning and Programming.


Stephanie Pollack, Secretary

MassDOT is administered by a Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Secretary Pollack serves as an ex-officio member as prescribed by legislation passed in July 2012.

The organization oversees four new divisions:
Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics and the Registry of Motor Vehicles(RMV), in addition to an Office of Planning and Programming.

Mission and Values


Our Mission:

Deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation's safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.

We are one transportation organization focused on customer service and safety.

Our Values:

  • Dedication
    We will provide service around the clock and under all circumstances.

  • Respect
    We will treat the public as our valued customer, and treat one another how we would like to be treated.

  • Innovation
    We will improve and integrate transportation services using creative thinking and best available practices and technology, while minimizing disruption to the public.

  • Diversity
    We will promote an inclusive workforce and a culture that serves employees and customers fairly.

  • Honesty
    We will provide the public accurate information that is understandable and accessible.

Highway Division

Thomas Tinlin,
Acting Highway Administrator

Thomas Tinlin was appointed Acting Highway Administrator on March 4, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Acting Administrator he served as Chief of Highway Operations and Maintenance at MassDOT. Acting Administrator Tinlin's responsibilities included managing the Highway Division’s day-to-day operations, scheduling a complex sequence of construction and maintenance activities to minimize impacts to the driving public. Prior to joining the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Acting Administrator Tinlin served as Boston’s Commissioner of Transportation for over a decade.

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