2013 Transit Legislation

January 2013

Public Transit-Public Good campaign launch


 

With the Green Justice Coalition (GJC) and Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), we have filed six bills on different issues legislators need to address to improve transportation in our commonwealth. See below to learn more about each one.

Green Justice Coalition

Read the fact sheet for a summary of the following bills.

  • An Act Establishing A More Equitable Public Transit Fare Structure SD1028/HD3262

This act proposes changes to the fare structure that include discounts for youth and seniors, a tiered structure for paratransit, and University Pass and Employee Pass programs. Read full text...

  • An Act Establishing More Public Input into Public Transit Decisions SD1144/HD01320

This act will increase rider input in our transit with community-led service assessment studies and rider and labor representatives on the MBTA Board of Directors. Read full text...

  • An Act Establishing A Payroll Tax to Increase Funding of Mass Transportation SD00860/HD3303

This act will establish an employer tax, ensure that the revenue is distributed equitably statewide and institute a MBTA Finance Advisory Board. Read full text...

Public Transit-Public Good campaign launch

Transportation for Massachusetts

Read the fact sheet for a description of the following bills.

  • An Act Relative to Transportation Investment, Regional Fairness and Accountability to State Policies SD1670/HD3119

    This legislation will guide transportation investment to build a financially stable, safer and more modern transportation system in every corner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Pittsfield to Provincetown.

  • An Act Establishing a Vehicle Miles Traveled Pilot Study HD2619

    This legislation would propose a voluntary vehicle miles traveled pilot program to identify alternatives and supplements to the gas tax.

  • An Act Establishing Contract Assistance for Central Artery Debt at the MBTA HD2609

    This legislation would propose a way to address the crippling debt load at the MBTA by paying down the debt related to the Central Artery Project.