Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Friday announced five members to serve on the board of the state's new transportation bonding authority, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The first board meeting is Monday. The former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority disbanded on Oct. 31 with the new MassDOT taking oversight of MassPike's main entities, the Western Turnpike and the Metropolitan Highway System. Also under MassDOT's umbrella is the Tobin Bridge, the former Department of Highways, the former Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority — the state's largest mass transit agency.