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Ms. Andrea d'Amato

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Ms. Andrea d’Amato, is a certified planner, project manager and business manager with over 25 years of experience in transportation program management and land use planning. She received her Masters’ degrees in both Geography and Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin. Andrea has held several executive management positions in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Operational Excellence at MassDOT, primarily focused on improving operational performance among and between the Highway, Transit and Registry departments for the Commonwealth.

On behalf of the National Academies of Science – Transportation Research Board (TRB) Andrea chairs the Strategic Management, is an Executive Committee member for Transportation Issues in Major Cities, and co-chairs TRB’s Equity in Transportation Joint Subcommittee. Prior to MassDOT, Andrea held executive positions as Chief Planner and Project Manager for HNTB’s multimodal projects, and Vice President and Northeast Transportation Manager for Kleinfelder. She was the longest serving Transportation Commissioner and Chief of Environmental Services in Boston’s history between 1998 and 2004 for the City of Boston. While Commissioner, Andrea served as the former President of NACTO and co-chair for the European affiliate IMPACTS focused at the executive levels of municipal government on exchanging data, technology and operational best practices among large cities.