Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Transportation


Programs targeted to design, develop, operate, and maintain road, rail, aeronautic, and marine transportation infrastructures and associated safety and licensing functions.

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Aeronautics

Program

Description
Aeronautics Programs targeted to facilitate and regulate safe and efficient commercial and private air transit across the Commonwealth.
Airport Administration For the purpose of oversight of aviation investments, airport improvements, aviation education outreach, safety and security at the Commonwealth's public use airports.
Airport Improvements For the purpose of effective management of aviation capital improvement programs at the Commonwealth's public use airports.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Program

Description
Registry of Motor Vehicles Programs targeted to provide vehicle inspection and driver certification.
Commercial Carrier Oversight For the purpose of overseeing the rates charged by tow companies and safety practices of common carriers used to transport passengers and property including licensing all intra-state MA based motor bus companies and licenses school bus drivers.
Accident Records For the purpose of maintaining motor vehicle crash data and records that can be used to improve roadway safety.
Administrative Sanctions, License and Registration Suspensions For the purpose of managing resources dedicated to support the Registry of Motor Vehicles statutory and regulatory obligations to impose administrative sanctions, including suspension actions, on licensees and vehicle registrations.
Registry Branch Operations For the purpose of operating and improving customer service functions at Registry of Motor Vehicle branch locations.
Development & Support for Registry Customer Services For the purpose of managing resources dedicated to providing customers with more efficient ways of conducting registry transactions, including supporting online transaction to reduce the number of customers using physical registry locations.
Driver Fraud Prevention and Detection For the purpose of detecting and preventing driver fraud to preserve the integrity of the Commonwealth's driver licensing and registration system.
Driver Licensing, Registrations, Titles, and Inspections For the purpose of managing resources to support driver licensing, vehicle registration and title services; ensuring the integrity of the state's motor vehicle inspection network; and ensuring the safety of the Commonwealth's student transportation fleet by conducting statutorily mandated school bus inspections.
Merit Rating Board Administration For the purpose of recording motor vehicle citation information for the Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP) for use by the insurance industry and the Registry of Motor Vehicles, including updates to operator driving records, and imposition of administrative sanctions.
Registry Administration For the purpose of supporting the executive management of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, as well as external customer relations and outreach functions.

Rail and Transit

Program

Description
Rail and Transit Programs targeted to facilitate and regulate safe and efficient rail and public transit across the Commonwealth through state operated services and support to localities.
Rail and Transit Administration For the purpose of administrative oversight of Regional Transit Authorities along with essential functions associated with awarding, distributing, and managing transit grants at the State and Federal level.
Rail and Transit Infrastructure For the purpose of providing capital assistance to the Commonwealth's Regional Transit Authorities
Regional Transit Service For the purpose of supporting the operations and maintenance of the Commonwealth Regional Transit Agencies.

Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

Program

Description
Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels Programs targeted to build and maintain roadways, bridges, and tunnels across the Commonwealth.
Road, Bridge, and Tunnel Construction and Design For the purpose of implementing smart and innovative construction and design of road, bridge, and tunnel projects across the Commonwealth.
Road, Bridge, and Tunnel Operations and Maintenance For the purpose of operating and maintaining the Commonwealth's road, bridges, and tunnels to keep drivers safe.
Transportation Safety For the purpose of ensuring roadway safety through highway patrol and regulation.

Transportation General Operations and Administration

Program

Description
Transportation General Operations and Administration Programs targeted to support statewide transportation operations which are shared across multiple programs or agencies and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas.
Transportation Central Administration For the purpose of providing transportation business operations that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include executive oversight, developing strategic plans, giving policy guidance, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Transportation Contracts and Legal Services For the purpose of providing transportation contract and legal services that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include general counsel, contract development, document review, claims defense and prosecution, and negotiation and mediation.
Transportation Facilities For the purpose of managing and maintaining transportation facilities, including leased space, that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include property construction, improvements, and maintenance in addition to plant operations and utility costs.
Transportation Human Resources For the purpose of providing human resource management for transportation that supports multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include hiring, recruiting, training, collective bargaining, employee evaluations, and professional development.
Transportation IT For the purpose of managing and supporting the transportation technology infrastructure including technical support for multiple programs that cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include software development, application hosting, communication systems, data processing, and security services.
Transportation Planning, Accounting, and Finance For the purpose of providing transportation financial management, processing, and tracking that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include budget development, grants management, transaction processing, financial reporting, and long range planning.


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