Fred Salvucci honored by Eno Center for Transportation
August 24, 2012
By Amy Cavaretta and Pamela Shepherd
Eno Center for Transportation
This summer, the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan think-tank in Washington, D.C., honored Frederick Salvucci ’61, S.M. ’62, senior lecturer and senior research associate in the CEE, at its annual Eno Leadership Development Conference Fundraising Dinner.
In his academic career, Salvucci focuses on developing and leading research projects that provide transportation students with hands-on experience improving transportation throughout the world. Salvucci served as transportation advisor to Boston Mayor Kevin White between 1970 and 1974, and as Secretary of Transportation of Massachusetts under Governor Michael Dukakis from 1975 to 1978 and 1983 to 1990, during which time he helped conceptualize and plan Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, better known as the Big Dig.
In those roles he participated in much of the transportation planning and policy formulation in Metropolitan Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of the past 35 years, with particular emphasis on the expansion of the transit system, development of the financial and political support for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and design and implementation of strategies that comply with the Clean Air Act and allow for economic growth.