Amendment #825 to H3800

RTA/MassDOT Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives Peake of Provincetown, Linsky of Natick, Robinson of Framingham, Kane of Shrewsbury, Vega of Holyoke, Gifford of Wareham, Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, Sabadosa of Northampton, Meschino of Hull, Fernandes of Falmouth, Lewis of Framingham, Muratore of Plymouth, Finn of West Springfield, Carey of Easthampton, Garry of Dracut, Puppolo of Springfield, Crocker of Barnstable, Haddad of Somerset, Ferguson of Holden, Hay of Fitchburg, Minicucci of North Andover, Keefe of Worcester, Mark of Peru, Blais of Sunderland, Domb of Amherst, Ciccolo of Lexington, D'Emilia of Bridgewater and Hunt of Sandwich move to amend the bill by striking out section 51 and inserting in place thereof the following section:


SECTION XX.  Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary beginning in fiscal year 2020 each regional transit authority and MassDOT shall develop bilateral memoranda of understanding for each  authority receiving state assistance pursuant to  item 1595-6370 of this act; provided however, the memoranda of understanding and distribution of  base revenue and any additional assistance or inflation increase shall be executed and distributed not less than thirty days after the effective date of this act; provided further, that if MassDOT and a regional transit authority are unable to come to the terms of a memorandum of understanding a dispute resolution process shall be implemented, while the dispute resolution is being conducted the regional transit authorities base revenue amount shall be distributed provided however, any additional assistance or inflation increase shall not be distributed until the memorandum of understanding dispute is resolved.


Each memorandum of understanding shall be based upon performance targets most relevant to each regional transit authority’s unique system in the following categories ridership, customer service and satisfaction, asset management and financial performance. Performance targets shall be measured against regional transit authority established baselines. Each memorandum of understanding will also include agreed upon timelines for implementation and reporting to meet targets and shall not be punitive.


Additional co-sponsor(s) added to Amendment #825, as changed to H3800

RTA/MassDOT Memorandum of Understanding


Frank A. Moran

James M. Kelcourse

Carolyn C. Dykema

Jeffrey N. Roy

Louis L. Kafka

Andres X. Vargas

Jonathan Hecht

Peter Capano

David Allen Robertson

John J. Lawn, Jr.

Carmine Lawrence Gentile

James K. Hawkins

Denise Provost

Kate Hogan

Marjorie C. Decker

Mike Connolly

Natalie M. Higgins

Michelle M. DuBois

James J. O'Day

David M. Rogers

Bradford Hill

John Barrett, III

Paul A. Schmid, III

Timothy R. Whelan

Marcos A. Devers

James Arciero

Tami L. Gouveia

Kenneth I. Gordon

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

Tram T. Nguyen

Carole A. Fiola

Carlos González

Tommy Vitolo

Daniel J. Ryan

Nika C. Elugardo

Brian M. Ashe

José F. Tosado

Bud L. Williams

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