The authorities have renamed South Station as the “Governor Michael S Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station”.
Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts stated that the term is a small tribute to the governor who altered the concept of transportation.
Dukakis served two times as a governor of Massachusetts. He worked at the post of governor from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991. Earlier, the former governor said that transportation is not merely a means of sending people from one place to another.
Moreover, the ex governor saved the station from a great destruction. He also worked for a special campaign in order to promote mass transportation. He was long been an advocate for the public transportation. The hard work of the ex-governor is easily visible even in his daily life. He used to ride the Green Line to work daily.
Some of Dukakis most notable works are the expansion of Red and Orange lines, renovation of South Station and the purchase of Eastern Massachusetts rail lines.
The man has not put an end to his efforts even after his retirement. Currently, he collaborated with former governor William F.Weld to get hold of the North South rail connection
In addition, Patrick stated that these days transportation has transformed into an economic engine. It is a type of economic engine which gives birth to numerous opportunities and vibrant communities. Undoubtedly, rail station is a great way to offer inexpensive and reasonable transportation.