Amendment ID: S2813-132

Amendment 132

Congestion Pricing Pilot

Messrs. Collins, Barrett, Eldridge and Brady move that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section XX:

“Section XXX. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall design and implement a temporary pilot program to test the technological feasibility of charging toll rates that are different depending on the time of day, with the goal of relieving congestion for motorists. The pilot program shall commence not later than February 1st, 2021. By May 1st, 2021, The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall issue a report on the results of the pilot program including, but not limited to: (i) the scope of the pilot program; (ii) implementation challenges and lessons learned; (iii) data on customer participation and customer satisfaction; (iv) an analysis of how the pilot program compared to smarter tolling policies in other states and regions; and (v) an analysis of how tolling policies can be used to alleviate congestion on roadways and propose next steps toward implementation. The report shall be filed with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on transportation, and any commission on roadway and congestion pricing that the legislature may create.”