Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 82: Further amending Executive Order 57 re the Governor's Advisory Council on Transportation

Date: 08/31/1971
Issuer: Francis W. Sargent
Amending: Executive Order 57

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WHEREAS, the Governor's Advisory Council on Transportation was formed and has provided valuable assistance in the development of a system of efficient, modern transportation; and

WHEREAS, the construction of any transportation facility must be carried out in such a way as to further area and regional environmental objectives and avoid abuse of vital environmental resources; and

WHEREAS, planning, cooperation, and coordination at the highest levels are essential to the development of the most efficient state-wide transportation system possible; and

WHEREAS, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction is the appropriate cabinet official to be responsible for the planning, cooperation and coordination of both public and private efforts in this regard,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Francis W. Sargent, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby order that Executive Order No. 57, as most recently amended by Executive Order No. 72, be further amended as follows:

By deleting paragraph one and inserting in its place the following:--

  1. There is hereby created a council to be known as the Governor's Advisory Council on Transportation consisting of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, the Director of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan District Commission, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Port Authority, and such other representatives as the Secretary may from time to time designate. Other public officials and private representatives of all transportation modes may also be invited by the Secretary to participate in the deliberations of the Council as non-members. The Secretary of Transportation and Construction shall be permanent Chairman of the Council and shall set the time of each meeting and the agenda therefor.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 31st day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, one hundred and ninety-sixth.



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