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New Contracts for THE RIDE on AACT Agenda
Michael J. Lambert, Deputy Administrator of MassDOT’s Rail and Transit Division and Assistant to the MBTA’s general manager, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Access Advisory Committee to the MBTA (AACT) on April 23 at 1:00 PM. He will discuss the new five-year contracts for the MBTA’s paratransit service, THE RIDE, which were awarded by the MassDOT Board of Directors on April 9. These contracts for THE RIDE’s north, south, and west service areas will be effective on July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019. Mr. Lambert will also discuss THE RIDE’s no-show and late-cancellation policies. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.
MPO Selecting Projects for New Transportation Improvement Program
At its meeting on April 3, the Boston Region MPO began discussing the selection of highway projects that will be funded with federal dollars in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for federal fiscal years 2015–18. These discussions will continue at the MPO’s meeting on April 17. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting, which will begin at 10:00 AM in Conference Rooms 2 and 3 of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston.
Traffic Signal-Timing Assistance Available
Communities in the Boston Region MPO area are invited to contact the staff of the MPO to request technical assistance with traffic signal retiming at municipal roadway intersections. As many as ten intersections will be selected for study during federal fiscal year 2014. To be eligible, a municipality must be requesting assistance for an intersection that meets certain criteria.