Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

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Regional Transit Authority MOUs

SECTION 36.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Secretary of Transportation shall not allocate funds to a regional transportation authority over and above fiscal year 2013 funding levels without reaching agreement on a new Memorandum of Understanding with said agency that includes 1) a revised formula based on performance, 2) additional annual reporting requirements, and 3) assurances that the regional transportation authority is on schedule with respect to prior commitments to undergo a Department of Transportation audit and undertake a comprehensive service analysis.

This section would require, as a condition of additional funding, regional transit authorities to enter into new memoranda of understanding with MassDOT. The new memoranda would include performance-based metrics, a service analysis, additional reporting and auditing requirements.

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