New England News
3:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Massachusetts Transportation Chief Announces Goal Of Fewer Car Trips

The top transportation official in Massachusetts has announced a goal to triple the share of travel done in the state by transit, biking and walking.    WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports    

   MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey  rode a bus from his Boston office to downtown Springfield Tuesday to announce the state will pursue transportation policies designed to get  more people out from behind the wheel of their cars.

   The mode shift goal, as its known is part of  MassDOT’s  GreenDOT initiative to build a cleaner transportation system. It goes hand in hand with the state’s target of cutting green house gas emissions  25 percent by 2020.