Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice RTA Council Meeting - 10/13/21

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Posted: December 10, 2020 9:46 a.m.
  • Last Updated: September 28, 2021 12:07 p.m.

Overview of RTA Council Meeting - 10/13/21

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar, including call-in options. This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities.  MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g. interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, live captioning, videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity & Civil Rights Officer by phone at (857) 368-8580, TTD/TTY at (857) 266-0603, fax (857) 368-0602 or by email to MASSDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the meeting.

In order to protect the health and safety of the public and the employees of MassDOT and the RTAs during this public health emergency, public comment will only be taken in writing. All comments received will be shared with the RTA Council members, respectively. Email comments to elizabeth.mccarthy@dot.state.ma.us, or mail comments to the MassDOT Rail & Transit Division:

C/O Elizabeth McCarthy
10 Park Plaza; Suite 4160
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Agenda:

Item 1 – Bus Driver Shortage

  • Discussion on strategies for driver recruitment & retention

Item 2 – COVID-19 Pandemic Check-In: Where Are We Now?

  • Update from the MBTA & the RTAs
  • Discussion

Item 3 – MassDOT Safety: Emergency Support Function #1 (ESF1) Desk

  • Briefing on ESF1 Desk and emergency preparedness

Item 4 – Status of New Infrastructure Bill

  • Overview of bill and potential funding impacts

Item 5 – Follow-Up from June RTA Council Meeting

Item 6 – Public Comment

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