HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2684        FILED ON: 2/18/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3561

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven C. Owens

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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 to update the Massachusetts Rideshare Program.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Steven C. Owens

29th Middlesex

2/4/2021

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

2/24/2021

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

2/25/2021

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

2/26/2021


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2684        FILED ON: 2/18/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3561

By Mr. Owens of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3561) of Steven C. Owens and others that the Department of Environmental Protection revise the regulations governing the rideshare program.  Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 799 OF 2019-2020.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

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An Act to update the Massachusetts Rideshare Program.

 

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

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.