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FISCAL YEAR 2007 RESOURCE SUMMARY ($000)
DEPARTMENT
FY 2007
Budgetary
Recommendations

FY 2007
Federal, Trust,
and ISF

FY 2007
Total
Spending

FY 2007
Budgetary
Non-Tax Revenue

Office of the Secretary of Transportation 56,468  14,144  70,612  678 
Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission 420  420  440 
Highway Department 74,094  1,000  75,094  13,718 
Registry of Motor Vehicles 52,137  37,739  89,876  443,349 

TOTAL       183,118  52,883    236,001  458,185 
 
Office of the Secretary of Transportation 70,612,011
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 56,467,596
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Executive Office of Transportation  
   6000-0100   For the operation of the office of the secretary of transportation 5,003,052
 
Highway Fund 100%
 
 
 Regional Transit Authorities Contract Assistance  
   6005-0015   For certain assistance to the regional transit authorities, including operating grants and reimbursements to increase the accessibility of transit provided to the elderly and disabled under the mobility assistance program, and the regional transit authority program; provided, that the commonwealth, acting by and through the executive office for administration and finance, may enter into contracts with the authorities for the period beginning July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made to each authority from the sum appropriated herein; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of section 152A of chapter 161 and section 23 of chapter 161B of the General Laws, at least 50 per cent and up to 75 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority incurred in fiscal year 2006 shall be paid by the commonwealth and shall not be assessed upon the cities and towns constituting the authorities; provided further, that the share assessed upon said cities and towns shall be at least 25 per cent of said net cost of service; provided further, that in the event that 25 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority exceeds 102.5 per cent of the previous year's local assessment, excluding payments made by cities and towns for the costs of new service for which the cities and towns have not previously been assessed by the regional transit authority, the authority shall reduce its operating expenses or increase its revenues to meet the difference; provided further, that operating expenditures of each of the regional transit authorities for fiscal year 2007 shall not exceed 102.5 per cent of its operating expenditures for fiscal year 2006; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, operating expenditures shall not include federal, private, or additional municipal non-state revenue sources or any expenses arising from the provision of services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or new services implemented after July 1, 1999 in an amount not to exceed a total of $3,613,905 for the 15 regional transit authorities; provided further, that the new services must have first received approval of the appropriate regional transit authority advisory board; and provided further, that not less than 25 per cent of the net cost of service of the new services shall be assessed upon the cities and towns of the appropriate transit authority, as detailed previously in this item 51,437,200
 
General Fund 80.00%
Highway Fund 20.00%
 
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Railroad Property Retained Revenue  
   6000-0110   The executive office of transportation is hereby authorized to expend for the purpose of management and maintenance of railroad properties owned by said executive office on behalf of the commonwealth an amount not to exceed $27,344 from the rents and fees received pursuant to section 4 of chapter 161C of the General Laws 27,344
 
Federal Grant Spending 13,455,865
 
 Rural Public Transportation Assistance  
   6000-0018   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Public Transportation Assistance 3,723,579
 
 Section 5307 Transportation Demand Management  
   6000-0019   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 5307 Transportation Demand Management 205,000
 
 Jobs Access for the Reverse Commute  
   6000-0020   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Jobs Access for the Reverse Commute 2,364,600
 
 Rural Public Transportation Planning  
   6000-0023   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Public Transportation Planning 3,490,079
 
 Elderly and Disabled Transportation Capital Grant  
   6000-0049   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Elderly and Disabled Transportation Capital Grant 3,672,607
 
Trust and Other Spending 688,550
 
   6000-1930   Preparation of Transit Programs 688,550

 

 
Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission 419,533
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 419,533
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission  
   6006-0003   For the operation of the Massachusetts aeronautics commission 419,533

 

 
Highway Department 75,093,589
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 74,093,589
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Massachusetts Highway Department  
   6010-0001   For the administration and operation of the highway department, including certain administrative and engineering expenses and equipment of the highways commission, the office of the highways commissioner, highway engineering, highway maintenance, highway construction, the outdoor advertising board, district and other highway activity offices, materials, supplies, fleet maintenance and equipment, general maintenance and equipment, the maintenance and operation of state highways and bridges, and for workers' compensation-related expenditures for employees of the department 17,148,815
 
Highway Fund 100%
 
 
 Massachusetts Highway Department Administration Payroll and Overtime  
   6010-0002   For AA object class payroll costs of item 6010-0001; provided, that the department shall seek the maximum federal reimbursement for personnel costs in this item associated with federal projects; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department is hereby authorized to expend from capital authorizations amounts necessary to cover capital-related payroll costs of said department in excess of the amount appropriated herein 19,444,774
 
Highway Fund 100%
 
 
 Snow and Ice Removal Equipment  
   6030-7201   For snow and ice control on state highways and bridges 30,500,000
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Massachusetts Highway Department Billboard Revenue  
   6010-0003   The department of highways is hereby authorized to expend for highway maintenance an amount not to exceed $7,000,000 from revenue generated from promotional programs 7,000,000
 
Highway Fund 100%
 
 
Intragovernmental Service Spending 1,000,000
 
 Chargeback for Bulk Motor Fuel  
   6030-7501   For the operation of a bulk motor fuel program, including the purchase and distribution costs of fuel for certain vehicles under the authority of the division of procurement and other agencies, and related administrative expenses 1,000,000
 
Intragovernmental Service Fund 100%
 

 

 
Registry of Motor Vehicles 89,875,726
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 52,136,834
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Registry of Motor Vehicles  
   8400-0001   For the operation of the registry of motor vehicles; provided, that the positions of administrative assistant to the registrar, legislative assistant, executive assistant to the registrar, and director of employee relations shall not be subject to civil service laws and rules; and provided further, that 40 per cent of the costs of personnel services associated with the automated licensing and registration system, so-called, which reflects the proportionate use of said system by the merit rating board, shall be assessed to insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, pursuant to section 183 of chapter 6 of the General Laws 41,951,142
 
Highway Fund 100%
 
 
 Motorcycle Safety Program  
   8400-0016   For the operation of the motorcycle safety program 185,692
 
Retained Revenues 
 
 Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Fees Retained Revenue  
   8400-0024   Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2 of chapter 280 of the General Laws, the registry of motor vehicles is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the civil motor vehicle infractions program and the administration of the registry an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 from assessments for civil motor vehicle infractions collected pursuant to chapter 90C of the General Laws; provided, that the amount of expenditures from this item shall be subtracted from the amount that otherwise would be credited to the Highway Fund pursuant to said section 2 of said chapter 280 and shall not affect or alter the amounts of payments to cities and towns pursuant to said section 3,000,000
 
 Driver Record Access Fee Retained Revenue  
   8400-0033   The registry of motor vehicles is hereby authorized to expend for the operation of the registry an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 from fees charged for driver record access, operating under the influence hearings, and registration reinstatement; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the registry may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system 3,500,000
 
 Registration Renewal Fee Retained Revenue  
   8400-0222   The registry of motor vehicles is hereby authorized to expend for maintaining registry services an amount not to exceed $3,500,000 from registry renewal fees 3,500,000
 
Federal Grant Spending 1,043,600
 
 Commercial Driver Licensing Information System Enhancement  
   8400-0090   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Driver Licensing Information System Enhancement 1,043,600
 
Trust and Other Spending 36,695,292
 
   8400-0012   Environmental Registration Plate for Private Passenger Vehicles 112,621
 
   8400-0054   Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Trust Fund 36,582,671