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2017 Municipal Rideshare Fund Report

Below, you can discover how each community spent their share of the per-ride assessment funds collected for rides taken in 2017.

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Overview

Per statute, the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Division of the Department of Public Utilities must collect a $0.20 per-ride assessment on all TNC rides originating in the Commonwealth.  In 2017, there were approximately 64.8 million rideshare trips started in Massachusetts which resulted in a $12.8 million assessment from TNCs. Half of this amount was distributed to MassDevelopment and the Commonwealth's Transportation Fund while the other half was distributed to Massachusetts cities and towns based on the amount of rides started in each community.

If your municipality has not yet reported on the use of these funds, or if you have any questions about the disbursement of these funds, please contact us at DPUTNCReports@mass.gov.  Funds collected as a result of the per-ride assessment for 2018 will be disbursed in May of 2019.

Map of Funding Levels

Featured Reports

Boston
$3,491,147.60

These funds will be used to advance a number of key projects identified in Go Boston 2030, the City’s long term mobility plan. Together, the funds will help us achieve three strategic goals:

  1. Increase Safety on our Streets
  2. Expand Access to Quality Transportation Choices
  3. Improve the Reliability of our Transportation Network
Cambridge
$678,236.60

Based on the requirements of Chapter 187, City staff discussed options for expending these funds, and determined that we would use the entire amount to fund a portion of the costs of the Inman Square Intersection Improvements Project, an approximately $7 million safety and mobility improvement that the City has planned and designed over the last three years. This project is consistent with the City's Vision Zero and Complete Streets policies, both of which were unanimously adopted by the Cambridge City Council on March 21, 2016.

Salem
$29,648.20

Following public voting through a participatory budgeting initiative (www.salem.com/shift) Salem residents approved funding the installation of in-ground or similar types of lighting at busy downtown crosswalks and enhanced lighting for certain downtown walkways and sidewalks. These projects, consistent with the City's complete streets policy, will help encourage more pedestrian activity to get to and through Salem's walkable downtown.

Acton
$1,746.50

Acton's Human Services department heads will work together to develop a rideshare subsidy program for the Acton residents they regularly interact with. Together they will develop a rider eligibility and trip subsidy amount based on identified economic and transportation needs.

Brookline
$207,442.50

Purchase of In-Street Pedestrian in Crosswalk signs to promote pedestrian in crosswalk safety; Distracted Driver and Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk educational and enforcement campaign; Corey Hill Park Safety Improvement Plan for Summit Avenue including installation of raised crosswalks, pavement markings, signage; and Baker School Safe Routes to School Improvements installing Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFBs), pavements markings, and signage on Newton Street and Lee Street.

Communities A-F

Community Name Amount Use of Funds
Abington $2,962.00 Asphalt for road repairs throughout Abington
Adams $6.60 Engineering on Complete Streets
Acton $1,746.50 Rideshare subsidy system
Acushnet $67.50 Gas expense for volunteers to drive seniors to medical appointments
Agawam $2,091.80 Road improvements
Alford $0.10 Municipal road maintenance
Amherst $28,450.00 Main Street sidewalk replacements and West Bay Road sidewalk extension
Andover $8,515.90 Signalization in the Ballardville area of Andover to be approved at the upcoming Town Meeting
Arlington $25,813.30 Implement a permanent BRT (bus rapid transit) lane on Massachusetts Avenue
Ashfield $0.60 Funds not yet used
Ashland $2,205.30 Funds are in a special revenue fund and are banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Athol $4.20 Offset Complete Streets policy and project costs
Attleboro $4,621.20 Sidewalk repair and replacement on Sanford Street
Ayer $214.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Barnstable $11,438.30 Supplement costs of Bismore Park police safety detail due to increase in TNC operations in this area observed during 2018 season
Becket $4.80 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Barre $13.70 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Bedford $3,311.70 Transportation Management Association Shuttle Service to Bedford business districts
Belchertown $275.40 Roadway repairs and maintenance
Bellingham $501.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Belmont $19,580.70 Engineering and design services for intersection improvements
Berlin $353.60 Banked for future Chapter 90 use
Bernardston $2.10 Contribution towards highway department expense
Beverly $12,195.00 Partial funding for the reconstruction of Bridge Street
Billerica $6,015.60 Will be used for Tier 3 Construction Funds of the Complete Streets Program
Blackstone $133.20 Banked for future upgrades to Blackstone bridges
Blandford $2.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Bourne $959.59 Add new signs to certain areas and replace existing signs that are in disrepair
Boston $3,491,147.60 Increase safety of Boston's streets, improve reliability of the transportation network, and expand access to transportation choices
Boxborough $332.00 Road paving to be appropriated at annual town meeting
Boxford $252.60 Repair of town roads
Boylston $282.50 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Braintree $30,129.30 Speed humps to reduce speeds on local roads
Brewster $947.90 Relocation of Cape Cod RTA bus stop at the Council on Aging, including cement for foundation and timber for structure placement
Bridgewater $2,090.00 Pleasant Street pavement markings
Brockton $43,388.50 Construction and repair of sidewalks and crosswalks to ensure ADA compliance; proposed location is intersection of Legion Parkway at Main and Centre and will include new traffic signals, bollards, and crosswalks
Brookfield $15.10 Allocated to Highway Department general fund
Brookline $207,442.54 Purchase of pedestrian in crosswalk signs; distracted driver and yield to pedestrian in crosswalk educational and enforcement campaign; Corey Hill Park safety improvement plan for Summit Avenue including raised crosswalks, pavement markings, and signage; Baker Street safe routes to schools improvements including rectangular rapid flash beacons (RRFBs), pavement markings, and signage on Newton Street and Lee Street
Burlington $16,785.30 Sidewalk improvements and evening shuttle services between Lowell and Burlington
Cambridge $678,236.60 Inman Square Intersection Improvements Project
Canton $6,391.30 Supplement the Complete Streets grant by painting sharrows (shared-lane markings) on a portion of Washington Street from Canton Center towards Town Hall
Carlisle $234.50 Community Pathways design and construction
Carver $148.00 Free rides for seniors to go to museums and other cultural venues
Charlton $192.70 FY20 Highway operating expense account
Chatham $2,199.10 Improvement work at the intersection of Crowell Road, Tip Cart Drive, and the bike path crossing
Chelsea $65,668.60 Sidewalk and roadway repair work during the 2019 construction season
Chelmsford $5,035.80 Crosswalk-improved signalization at intersection of Omni Way and Billerica Road
Chesterfield $1.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Chicopee $7,027.80 Purchase of equipment for installation of pedestrian signals at the intersection of Broadway and St. James Avenue
Chilmark $124.10 Town is holding funds for future use
Concord $3,210.40 Fund consultant assistance to survey rail commuters about their Concord and/or West Concord experience and areas that the Town might undertake to improve the commuter experience
Conway $1.30 Held in special revenue fund until appropriate use identified
Dalton $48.60 Bridge improvements
Danvers $8,718.70 Senior services transportation revolving fund
Dedham $14,979.30 Improve town-operated bus service
Deerfield $163.10 Administrative expenses related to Complete Streets program
Dennis $3,019.70 Address parking needs at Dennis beaches
Dighton $68.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Douglas $57.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Dover $664.70 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Dracut $2,818.10 188 linear feet of sidewalk construction on Broadway Road
Duxbury $514.30 Traffic signage
Easton $2,211.90 Augment Chapter 90 funds used to resurface Pine Street in spring 2019
East Bridgewater $746.30 Traffic safety improvements
East Brookfield $16.40 Funds are being banked for future use in accordance with the statute
East Longmeadow $1,197.40 Detachable warning panels to upgrade existing sidewalk ramps to comply with current ADA regulations
Egremont $0.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Erving $1.50 Road maintenance
Essex $156.80 Funds are banked and encumbered until they present a purpose for expenditure
Everett $77,577.00 Roadway rehab of 690 feet of Winslow Street and related work, including cement concrete sidewalk, curb removal, and reset.
Fairhaven $524.40 Line painting
Falmouth $5,324.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Fall River $5,947.70 Funds will be applied to the cost of purchasing asphalt for street repair
Foxboro $4,563.30 Paving of Wayne Drive and Sherwood Avenue
Framingham $32,124.40 Expand/enhance service/structures for the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority within city boundaries and support costs of new city-wide senior shuttle bus service
Franklin $1,978.80 Infrared pavement restoration services on various roadways in Franklin
Freetown $88.90 Roadway signs

Communities G-M

Community Name Amount Use of Funds
Gardner $169.10 Clark Street paving
Georgetown $248.80 Pothole repair
Gill $11.90 Partial cost of a road sign
Gloucester $881.50 Street and parking signage
Grafton $1,228.10 Sidewalk on Millbury Street from Fitzpatrick Road to the Millbury Street Elementary School (approximately 1/2 mile)
Granby $249.00 Emulsion for use in crack sealing with dura patcher
Great Barrington $35.01 Bike path engineering
Groton $194.30 Partial payment towards Complete Streets projects
Groveland $190.30 Contribution to the cost of the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan
Hadley $4,031.70 Replacement of failed culverts on Moody Bridge
Hamilton $363.00 Bike racks
Hanson $401.20 Future road improvements
Harvard $207.10 Hot mix asphalt to repair a road
Hatfield $153.50 Signage for safety chevrons on Billings Way
Haverhill $10,407.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Hingham $4,679.40 Road maintenance of Berkley Circle, Plantersfield, and Downer Avenue
Holbrook $2,317.10 General road maintenance
Holden $893.80 Miscellaneous road repairs
Holland $0.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Holyoke $7,243.20 Survey costs for Dwight Street, Pleasant Street, and Appleton Street intersection improvements for bicyclist and pedestrian access, Complete Streets project #7
Hopedale $98.80 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Hubbardston $6.00 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Hull $707.50 Support for the Complete Streets Program and other related transportation projects
Ipswich $463.20 Road and sidewalk improvements
Lakeville $259.10 Materials for filling potholes
Lancaster $142.40 Engineering work related to the Route 70 and Route 117 intersection redesign
Lawrence $35,075.20 Labor and materials funding for temporary speed bumps and roadway spikes
Lee $80.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Leicester $599.50 Road maintenance
Lenox $217.80 Crosswalk sign
Leominster $3,138.20 Added Complete Streets signage to intersections of Abbott Avenue and Lindell Avenue including a blinking stop sign, 2 slow traffic blinking signs, and a speed monitoring sign.  Added large curve sign at the intersection of Lindell Avenue and Maple Avenue.
Leverett $29.40 Pole for speed control signs purchased
Lexington $12,211.20 Will be used to support recommendations that come from a transit study currently being conducted and scheduled to wrap up in January and/or funds will be used to promote active transportation
Longmeadow $1,178.50 Traffic improvements around Williams/Bliss Triangle, EV charging station, or speed detection signs and radar to be decided at town meeting.
Lowell $49,038.90 Bicycle master planning and bicycle facility improvements in the City as part of Complete Streets policy.
Ludlow $774.80 Apron repair after road construction project on Miller Street
Lunenburg $263.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Lynn $54,982.20 Traffic and safety improvements at Broadway, Euclid Avenue, and Jenness Street
Lynnfield $3,102.80 Road infrastructure
Malden $90,604.30 Installation of granite curb, new AADA/AAB-compliant concrete wheelchair ramps and sidewalk, traffic signals, pedestrian signals and push button assembly, and crosswalk pavement markings at the intersections of Main and Winter, Forest, and Kenmore Streets
Manchester-by-the-Sea $335.30 Municipal road repairs or other related transportation
network service within the Town
Mansfield $3,098.60 33 cubic yards of concrete on Park Street per agreement of Complete Streets
Marblehead $4,318.40 Improvements to the Town's Rail Trail
Marlborough $8,412.20 Two portable radar devices, two traffic signs, two laptop computers for cruisers, and two crosswalk signs
Marshfield $901.90 Painting of white edge lines and yellow center lines on various roadways
Mashpee $1,288.00 Public road repairs
Medfield $734.70 Main Street Route 109 pavement management plan
Medford $96,671.00 Purchase solar-powered rectangular rapid flashing beacon pedestrian warning signs, solar-powered radar feedback sign ("your speed"), solar-powered pedestrian crossing sign with flashing LED border, and solar-powered stop sign with a flashing LED border at various locations within the City; $171 will be used for transportation-related project in the future
Medway $332.60 Sidewalk improvements on Center Street
Melrose $12,935.50 Handicap ramps, sidewalk improvements, and new crosswalks on Washington Street and Sylvan Street
Mendon $90.70 Pothole repairs
Methuen $10,457.80 Planning and implementation of the City's Complete Streets Initiative
Middleton $1,180.90 Complete Streets planning and implementation for intersection improvements at
Liberty Street and Maple Street (Route 62)
Milford $1,651.50 Conduct public outreach to increase town bus system ridership and to install/relocate a bus shelter
Millbury $2,016.40 Council on Aging Rides Program
Millis $313.80 Payment towards solar-powered stop signs
Milton $13,876.10 Solar-powered LED flashing stop signs
Montague $31.40 Miscellaneous material or supply costs associated with road maintenance
Monson $56.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Montgomery $1.10 Repair a culvert located on the main road from Huntington to Westfield that runs through Montgomery

Communities N-Z

Community Name Amount Use of Funds
Nahant $894.80 Offset portion of contract to resurvey 100% of town roadway network to update pavement condition index ratings
Nantucket $18.413.60 Paving and or cobblestone replacement in the downtown corridor
Natick $15,311.00 Supplemental funding for Natick's Complete Streets project on West Street and Newfield Street.
Needham $12,477.50 Bicycle safety improvements including markings and signage
Newburyport $2,619.60 Road paving
New Bedford $6,462.10 Pothole repairs and road patching
New Braintree $0.50 Banked for future use in town road maintenance and construction
New Marlborough $1.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
New Salem $0.50 Banked for future transportation infrastructure use
Newbury $434.30 Newman Street paving
Newton $105,103.00 Professional engineering services associated with the design of circulation and safety improvements at the Nahanton Street at Wells Avenue and Winchester Street intersection and the Nahanton Street at Winchester Street intersection.
Norfolk $38,765.30 Hire consultant to develop Tier 2 Project Prioritization Plan for implementation of Complete Streets Program
North Andover $5,540.90 Conduct a regional sidewalk inventory and condition survey
North Attleboro $2,523.00 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
North Reading $1,796.50 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Northampton $6,157.00 Reconstruction of Burts Pitt Road in spring 2019
Northborough $1,998.80 DPW roadway maintenance
Norton $1,130.50 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Norwell $1,121.50 Traffic counts on River Street
Norwood $9,988.40 Install 9 bike racks at Town-owned playgrounds and parks
Oak Bluffs $3,677.00 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Oakham $3.95 Reserved until funding will allow for the purchase of one sign
Orange $2.40 Deposited in general fund for appropriation to highway
Orleans $622.80 Pedestrian crosswalk barricades
Otis $0.60 Applied to municipal road maintenance
Palmer $187.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Paxton $201.80 4 roadway signs for pedestrian crossing
Pelham $65.50 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Peru $5.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Petersham $0.50 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Pittsfield $1,019.80 Installed a new pedestal-mounted pedestrian crosswalk call signal at a reconstructed intersection at North Street and Wahconah Street and replaced non-functioning pedestrian crosswalk call signal at signalized mid-block crosswalk on Tyler Street between Harvard Street and Dartmouth Street
Princeton $27.20 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Provincetown $1,738.20 Traffic signs
Quincy $95,731.10 Design and roadway improvements surrounding the Route 3A corridor and Quincy Shore Drive nexus
Randolph $13,771.30 Roadway painting
Raynham $951.80 Repair costs for highway/roadways
Reading $4,530.40 TNC Drop-off/pickup analysis project
Rehoboth $249.20 General asphalt road repairs
Revere $72,213.60 Mills avenue erosion repair, Everard Street "neighborways" project, pedestrian safety measures due to increased traffic
Rochester $21.90 Municipal road maintenance
Rockland $2,688.40 Usage to offset highway/roadway repairs by Highway Department
Rockport $125.30 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Rowley $198.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Salem $29,648.20 In-ground or similar types of lighting at busy downtown crosswalks and enhanced lighting for certain downtown walkways and sidewalks
Salisbury $910.90 Three bicycles, helmets, and locks for the use of town employees when traveling for town business
Sandwich $699.00 Bike route signage from the Cape Cod Canal to Sandwich Village; Horizontal Curve Warning signs on Main Street; Bike racks at the newly-restored Sandhill School
Saugus $14,771.40 Painting of traffic control and maintenance lines
Scituate $521.30 Road improvements
Seekonk $2,006.20 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Sharon $1,965.10 Railroad parking lots improvements
Sheffield $1.70 Transportation revolving fund
Shrewsbury $6,416.60 Improve pedestrian walkways/crosswalks or offset the costs of potential bus shelter, bicycle infrastructure or electric vehicle charging station projects currently being evaluated by municipal staff
Somerset $384.90 Reserved for future appropriation and use
Somerville $272,975.10 Roadway infrastructure improvements, transportation data collection and engineering, traffic signs and lane delineators, and a new planner position
Southampton $118.70 Fill potholes in roads
Southborough $1,782.40 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Southbridge $175.10 Road materials for South Street
Southwick $119.80 Guardrail repairs
South Hadley $1,674.20 Pedestrian walkway improvements and additional bike paths
Spencer $265.80 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Springfield $37,838.10 Contribution towards implementation of part of the City's Complete Streets Plan
Sterling $133.80 DPW municipal road service
Stoneham $6,870.10 Will carryover funds in order to use for a larger project in a future year
Stoughton $7,072.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Stow $216.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Sturbridge $219.20 Complete streets prioritization plan
Sunderland $528.50 Purchase signs for Complete Streets projects
Sutton $248.30 Towards the purchase of a new school van
Swampscott $5,300.00 Radar feedback sign and in-street pedestrian crosswalk signs
Swansea $432.90 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Templeton $12.30 Repainting existing faded traffic emblems
Tewksbury $4,876.70 Sidewalk construction on Pleasant Street
Truro $250.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Tyngsborough $879.10 Road repair
Uxbridge $205.50 Cold patch for street repairs
Wakefield $6,833.00 Handicap ramps at the corner of Forrester Road and Vernon Street
Walpole $3,177.50 Elm Street paving
Waltham $71,142.00 Partial cost of Harrington Road paving project
Ware $25.80 Quaboag Connector Transit System
Watertown $46,912.00 Shuttle planning and operations
Webster $353.30 Sidewalk improvements
Wellesley $19,337.70 Warning signals to improve pedestrian walkways/crossings and transportation through the Council on Aging
Wendell $0.30 Town will carry funds forward to accumulate for a project in the future
Wenham $541.90 Sidewalk improvements
West Boylston $613.50 Purchase 4 movable crosswalk stanchions with weighted bases
West Bridgewater $780.00 To be added to Complete Streets funding for new sidewalk construction on Howard Street
West Newbury $127.20 Town-wide roadway paving
Westport $221.40 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
West Springfield $4,828.80 Complete streets design work for Westfield and Elm Streets
West Tisbury $551.50 Enhancements made to crosswalks, curb ramps, and signage as part of Complete Streets initiative
Westborough $5,277.40 Raised manholes on West Main Street
Westfield $2,580.20 New and replacement traffic directional signs along City roadways and potentially signage along the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail
Westminster $86.00 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Weston $4,857.40 Snow plow blades
Westwood $5,301.40 Professional services to update Westwood's Pavement Management Program
Weymouth $15,789.20 Partial funding for Washington Street at Broad Street intersection reconstruction, including mill and resurface, new traffic signals, sidewalk widening, accessible pedestrian traffic signals, and ADA-compliant crosswalk ramps
Whitman $1,295.00 Pedestrian crossing signs
Wilbraham $675.10 Free cash for the Department of Public Works Road Repair line item, to be voted upon at town meeting
Williamsburg $55.20 Used to support Complete Streets project
Williamstown $42.80 Partial payment towards traffic sign
Winchendon $12.50 Improvements to Maple Street
Winchester $7,582.00 Implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic improvements in relation to the McCall Middle School Expansion Project
Windsor $5.70 Transportation services for seniors
Winthrop $10,375.00 Banked for future use and appropriation by Town Council to address the impact of TNCs in Winthrop
Wilmington $4,051.80 45,020 line feet of roadway line painting (double yellow lines)
Woburn $21,997.50 Hire consulting firm to develop Complete Streets Prioritization Plan
Worcester $84,890.30 Installation and improvement of pedestrian traffic signals
Worthington $0.10 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Wrentham $1,109.60 Banked for future use in accordance with the statute
Yarmouth $2,888.00 Senior services van programming
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