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Fred Salvucci

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Associate


Research Interests:

Infrastructure, Urban Transportation, Public Transportation, Institutional Development in Decision-Making.

Fred Salvucci is a civil engineer specializing in transportation, with particular interest in infrastructure, urban transportation, public transportation, and institutional development in decision- making. He served as transportation advisor to Boston Mayor Kevin White between 1970 and 1974, and then as Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under Governor Michael Dukakis between 1975 and 1978 and again from 1983 to 1990. In those roles he participated in much of the transportation planning and policy formulation in the Boston urbanized area and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of the past 35 years, with particular emphasis on the expansion of the transit system, the development of the financial and political support for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and the design of implementation strategies to comply with the Clean Air Act consistent with economic growth. Other efforts include the extension of the 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. Fred teaches graduate courses in Urban Transportation Planning, Institutional and Policy Analysis, and Public Transportation, in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Urban Studies and Planning.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Urban Planning, Design and Policy, Public Transport, Economics and Finance, Sustainability and Environment

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