If information is needed in another language, please contact the MassDOT Title VI Specialist by phone at 857-368-9800.
Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do MassDOT pelo fone 857-368-8580.
Si necesita información en otro lenguaje, favor contactar al especialista de MassDOT del Título VI al 857-368-9800.
The Ports of Massachusetts Strategic Plan is intended to support the principal mission of the Ports of Massachusetts Compact: to improve coordination between its members and to adopt a collaborative approach to the planning, design, funding, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Commonwealth’s water-based transportation and waterfront port facilities. The Strategic Plan will be the first technical product of the Compact, and its purpose is to provide recommendations and guide future investments, policy, initiatives and planning around the five major ports of the Commonwealth: Boston, Fall River, Gloucester, New Bedford and Salem.
The Commonwealth’s port system should be organized in such a way to provide more efficient, interconnected service to better meet port customers’ differing needs and the needs of a regional economy. The Plan will incorporate an analysis of the operation of each port, with the purpose of identifying ways in which the Commonwealth port system can be improved to achieve greater efficiencies of service and greater economic benefits, individually and as a group. This analysis shall include a thorough review of the Commonwealth’s port network taken holistically, including: each port’s operations and needs; barriers to improved service; and state, regional, and national marine transportation and economic trends as they relate to the Massachusetts port network.
The goals of the Ports of Massachusetts Compact guide the development of the Ports of Massachusetts Strategic Plan. The following are preliminary goals that are intended to frame the key issues to be addressed in the Strategic Plan: