City of Boston: Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today the appointment of Dennis Royer as Chief of Public Works and Transportation. This newly created cabinet level appointment comes as the Departments of Transportation and Public Works are being merged.
In his new position, Mr. Royer will develop, implement and manage all projects and policies that contribute to attractive and efficient infrastructure, and the moving of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic safely through the City of Boston. He will also oversee Public Works and Street Management, the Transportation Department and Central Fleet Maintenance.
The main goals of this new position are to eliminate any overlapping responsibilities between both departments, improve quality and efficiency of services, and oversee the design and implementation of improvements to streetscapes and all pedestrian pathways.