Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is a port authority in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It owns and operates three
airports—Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, and
Worcester Regional Airport—and public terminals in the Port of
Boston. It is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose
transportation facilities generate more than $600 million
annually; no state tax dollars are used to fund operations or
capital improvements at
Massport facilities. Its headquarters is
located in the Logan Office Center, adjacent to
Logan Airport in East
1.2 Seaports and maritime facilities
2 Transportation services
2.2 Logan Express
2.3 Silver Line
3 Other services
4.1 Executive directors
6 External links
Logan International Airport
Worcester Regional Airport
Worcester Regional Airport – Formerly owned by the city of Worcester
until ownership transfer to
Massport was mandated by law in 2009,
and subsequently completed on June 22, 2010.
Seaports and maritime facilities
Port of Boston
Port of Boston includes Cruiseport Boston and facilities in the
Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston, and others in East
Boston and Charlestown:
Flynn Cruiseport Boston (formerly the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal),
One Black Falcon Avenue, South Boston
Paul W. Conley Terminal, First & Farragut Road,
South Boston -
Boston Autoport, Charlestown - Automobile shipping, leased to private
The Boston Fish Pier,
South Boston - Seafood processing, acquired in
Mystic Piers 48,49 and 50, Charlestown - Used for bulk storage and
shipping of salt since the 1980s
Medford Street Terminal, Charlestown - Dock, office, and warehouse
areas, purchased in 1986 from Revere Sugar Refinery and Somerville
East Boston Shipyard and Marina - Marginal Street,
East Boston -
Former Navy and Bethlehem Steel site, equipped for ship repair.
Massport Marine Terminal (MMT)/North Jetty,
South Boston - Used for
Big Dig staging, berths now available. Being developed for seafood
Fargo Street Terminal,
South Boston - Storage and support activities
International Cargo Terminal, 88 Black Falcon Avenue,
South Boston -
Warehouses and office space
Logan Airport shuttle bus on the #22 route, which serves Terminals A
and B, in the busway at Airport station
Massport Shuttle connects all terminals at Boston Logan
International Airport to Airport Station on the
MBTA Blue Line, as
well as the water transportation dock on Harborside Drive and the
Rental Car Center.
11 serves terminals A, B, C and E (no subway station stop)
22 serves terminals A and B to subway station and rental car center.
(during midday peak hours)
33 serves terminals C and E to subway station and rental car center.
(during midday peak hours)
55 serves all terminals, subway station and rental car center. (during
early morning and late evening off-peak hours)
66 serves all terminals, subway station and water transportation dock.
88 serves all terminals and the economy parking garage.
Massport also operates Logan Express bus service between all terminals
and park-and-ride lots in Braintree (near South Shore Plaza),
Framingham (Shopper's World), Woburn (Anderson Regional Transportation
Center), and Peabody (164 Newbury Street). In 2014, with the closure
of the Government Center subway station,
Massport started running a
Logan Express to the
Hynes Convention Center
Hynes Convention Center and Copley Square in
Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.
Massport provides financial assistance to the
MBTA for operation of
the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit service to Logan terminals from
downtown Boston, and contributes to the maintenance of Airport Station
and ventilation of the Ted Williams Tunnel.
By state law, municipal police (such as the Boston Police Department)
do not have jurisdiction on
Massport property. Police protection
is provided by the
Massachusetts State Police and the
Massport Fire Rescue provides fire protection on agency property.
Massachusetts Port Authority was created in 1956 by the
Massachusetts General Court to replace the locally controlled port
commission; however, the Authority was not enabled until
1959, due to delay in bond funding. The Authority is an
independent public authority, not a state agency.
In 1966, Castle Island Container Terminal was constructed for Sea-Land
Corporation, one of the first intermodal container facilities. In
1971, the Authority constructed a second container port in Charlestown
for the use of other shipping companies. In 1980, Sea-Land ended its
exclusive lease, and the first container port was enlarged and made
available for other shipping companies.
On January 1, 2010, the
Tobin Bridge was transferred from the
Authority to the new
Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
John F. O'Halloran: 1959–1963
Edward J. King: 1963–1974
Edward Hanley (interim): 1974–1975
David W. Davis: 1975–1983
Lou Nickinello: 1983
David W. Davis: 1983–1990
Alden S. Raine: 1990–1993
Stephen Tocco: 1993–1997
Peter I. Blute: 1997–1999
Virginia Buckingham: 2000–2001
Craig Coy: 2002–2006
Thomas J. Kinton Jr.: 2006–2011
David S. Mackey (acting): 2011–2012
Thomas P. Glynn: 2012–present
^ "COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT" (PDF). Archived from the
original (PDF) on April 17, 2015.
^ "About Massport: Who We Are: Contact Info Archived 2010-01-13 at the
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^ Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009. Section 148.
Massport (June 22, 2010). "Massport, Worcester Airport Deal
Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDOT).
Retrieved June 26, 2010.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved
^ Buses to make
Back Bay to Logan run
Massport - Back Bay
Massport - Logan Express
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-09. Retrieved
^ Chapter 465 of the Acts of 1956. Section 2.
^ "Pot Authority Effective Now, Herter To Name 7 Promptly". The
Berkshire Eagle. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. AP. June 21, 1956.
Retrieved February 13, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
^ a b "FAQs". massport.com. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
^ "Port Bill Signed, Hailed As Tax Relief". The Berkshire Eagle.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. UPI. October 6, 1958. Retrieved February
13, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved
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