Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Gina Fiandaca will step down in September, letting longtime bus advocate Monica Tibbits-Nutt to take her place as the chief executive of MassDOT.
“I will be stepping down as the Secretary of the Department of Transportation effective September 11th. I want to thank Governor Healey for the honor and privilege of leading MassDOT during this transformative time in transportation," said Fiandaca in a press statement issued on Monday.
Fiandaca spent most of her career at Boston City Hall, where she rose through the ranks at the Boston Transportation Department and eventually became the commissioner of transportation in former Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration.
She left Boston for three years to serve as an assistant city manager for mobility initiatives in Austin, Texas, from 2019 until her return to Massachusetts in January 2023.
“Lieutenant Governor Driscoll and I are grateful for Gina’s leadership at the Department of Transportation," said Governor Healey in a press statement issued on Monday. "She hit the ground running and has delivered on many of our key transportation priorities. We are confident that the Department of Transportation will be in good hands and well-positioned to continue this important work with Monica Tibbits-Nutt as Acting Secretary."