Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-222

TRP 222

Maximizing Transit Asset Management

Messrs. Montigny and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __, the following new section:-

"SECTION __.  (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall, not later than January 30, 2016, and annually March 1 each year thereafter, issue a request for proposals for a minimum of 90 days to sell, license, or rent naming or sponsorship rights for appropriate subway, bus or commuter rail stations or other assets controlled by the department of transportation.

(b) The secretary of transportation shall direct all revenues generated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority under this section to be used for the repair of current and acquisition of modern snow removal equipment for appropriate rail operations including the commuter rail until such time as an outside consultant appointed by the inspector general with expertise in modern rail snow removal systems certifies in writing and with adequate explanation that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has snow removal equipment commensurate with a modern mass transit system.”