HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3900        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3075

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Adrian C. Madaro

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to congestion relief in East Boston.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

1/18/2019

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/30/2019

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex

1/30/2019

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk

1/30/2019

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/31/2019

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

2/1/2019

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

2/1/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3900        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3075

By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3075) of Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to a congestion pricing pilot program for the Ted Williams and Sumner Tunnels.  Transportation.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to congestion relief in East Boston.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall design and implement a temporary pilot program at the Sumner, Callahan and Ted Williams Tunnels with the intention of testing the technological feasibility of charging toll rates that are different depending on time of day, with the goal of relieving congestion for motorists. The program shall include a discount structure including off-peak discounts of at least 25 per cent. Only vehicles with transponders issued by the commonwealth shall be eligible for discounts. Provided further that the program shall project to result in a total projected toll revenue loss of no more than $100,000 and shall commence no later than October 1, 2019. No later than 60 days following the conclusion of said program, the department shall transmit a report to the clerks of the house and senate detailing the scope of the program, implementation challenges, lessons learned, and proposed next steps to use tolling policies as a means to alleviate congestion on roadways.