I am pleased to file the enclosed information to comply with Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009, which requires that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) submit a yearly Performance Management Report to the General Court’s House and Senate Ways and Means Committees and the Joint Committee on Transportation.
Tracker, MassDOT’s Annual Performance Management Report, summarizes MassDOT’s activities for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 2021 through June 2022). Organized by division (Aeronautics, Highway, Rail and Transit, and Registry of Motor Vehicles) and inclusive of the MBTA, the report shows MassDOT’s progress in reaching its performance goals.
This year’s Tracker kicked off with MassDOT and the MBTA’s bi-annual target setting exercise; a much-needed effort to assess all our performance measures and targets as we continue to manage the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
As MassDOT continues support recovery of the transportation network, our priority areas remain the same, focused first on safety, and with an emphasis in our daily operations and larger scale planning on creating a transportation system which is also focused on reliability, accessibility, sustainability and resiliency, and equity.
MassDOT and the MBTA had some success in the areas of climate and resiliency this year. In FY22 13,020 charging sessions occurred at MassDOT-owned electric vehicle charging stations (a significant increase over the 2,802 sessions during the previous fiscal year), saving approximately 96.2 metric tons of CO2 emissions and avoiding 17,300 gallons of gasoline. While MBTA ridership increased in FY22, the MBTA’s total GHG emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent decreased from 287 million kg CO2e in FY21 to 216 million kg CO2e in FY22.
In FY22, with a concerted outreach effort by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, overdue Vehicle Inspections reduced from 19% in FY20 to just 13%, helping to improve the safety and emissions of the vehicles on our roadways.
While we celebrate our successes highlighted in this report, MassDOT remains focused on areas where performance has lagged or fallen. We look forward to continuing to serve the Commonwealth and make progress toward goals that improve transportation for all who travel in the state, whether they choose to walk, bicycle, drive, or use public transit.
MassDOT Secretary & CEO