Salvucci, a civil engineer specializing in transportation, has a particular interest in infrastructure, urban transportation, public transportation and institutional development in decision- making. He focuses on developing and leading research projects that provide students with hands-on experience improving transportation throughout the world. In addition to his work at the Institute, Salvucci served as Massachuetts Secretary of Transportation from 1975 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1990, during which time he helped conceptualize Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, also known as the Big Dig.
His other efforts have included the extension of the MBTA Red Line in South Quincy and Alewife, the relocation of the Orange Line in Boston's Southwest Corridor, the acquisition and modernization of the Commuter Rail Network, the restructuring of the MBTA, the formulation of noise rules to halt the increase in aircraft noise at Logan Airport, and the development of strategies to achieve high speed rail service between Boston and New York.
Salvucci was honored by the Eno Center at its 20th Annual Eno Leadership Development Conference Fundraising Dinner.
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