Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission on solar mobility systems to determine the feasibility of permitting nonexclusive access to rights-of-way to mobility network providers meeting the following criteria: (i) Privately-funded construction; (ii) privately-operated without government subsidies; (iii) exceed 120 passenger miles per gallon or equivalent energy efficiency; (iv) exceed safety performance of transportation modes already approved for use; and (v) gather more than 2 megawatt-hours of renewable energy per network mile per typical day.
The commission shall include, but not be limited to: the secretary of energy and environmental affairs; the commissioner of energy resources; the secretary of transportation; the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts clean energy technology center; 2 members of Bay State Sunway; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader.
The commission shall submit a report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the joint committee on transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation not later than December 31, 2019 setting forth the commission’s findings, together with any recommendations for regulatory or legislative action, with a timeline for planning, construction, implementation, economic impact and integration of zero carbon transportation systems.
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