MassDOT today announced a task force to figure out where to put a taxpayer-funded heliport in the Seaport.
Although state and city officials initially promised GE a place to land helicopters as part of their package for getting the company to move to Fort Point, state officials now say lots of people are just dying for a place to which they can pilot their choppers:
MassDOT’s research and outreach suggest an interest in a public helicopter landing area from medical entities, emergency services, law enforcement and private companies.
The task force holds its first meeting on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Seaport World Trade Center's ampitheater.
Members include all of South Boston's city and state elected officials (so Bill Linehan, Michael Flaherty, Linda Dorcena-Forry, Nick Collins) as well as MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, state Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Massport Director Tom Glynn, Boston Director of Economic Development John Barros and a rep from the BPDA.