SECTION 1. The department of environmental protection shall revise the regulations governing the rideshare program, 310 CMR 7.16, to achieve the following:-
(1) significantly expand the rideshare program by redefining affected facilities to include more employers with less than 1000 employees;
(2) provide exemptions for employers who are members of transportation management associations;
(3) require transportation management associations to submit reports for affected facilities that are members of the associations;
(4) permit transportation management associations to submit consolidated reports for employers within their geographic service area;
(5) permit employers and transportation management associations with drive-alone rates under 75% to submit required reports every two years;
SECTION 2. The Department of Environmental Protection shall consolidate reports on the ridesharing program and release to the public, at a minimum, the following information:
(1) the statewide drive-alone rate
(2) the percentage of affected facilities that have drive-alone rates below 75%
SECTION 3. The department shall issue the revised regulations no later than 180 days after the effective date of this act.
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