Information for Meeting of MART Advisory Board (Montachusett Area Regional Transit)
Tuesday August 6, 2013 10:30 AM EDT

Town:Shirley, MA Templeton, MA Athol, MA Lunenburg, MA 
Board:MART Advisory Board (Montachusett Area Regional Transit)
Time:Tuesday August 6, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
Location:MART Maintenance/Garage Facility
1427R Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Agenda:
Tentative Agenda

I.   Call to Order
II.  General Comments
A. Athol recently decided to join MART represented by Selectman Stephen Raymond
B. Introduction of MART’s new Chief Financial Officer, Jeanette Wade, and Chief Information Officer, Raymond Garcia.		
III.  Approval of  March 26, 2013 Minutes
RESOLUTION 713- BE IT RESOLVED that the Advisory Board of the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority approves the March 26, 2013 minutes as presented.
IV.   Financial Matters
A. Status of State Funding
B. Status of Federal Funding
1. Section 5307 Funding
2. TIGGER II Grant
3. State of Good Repair Grant – Buses
4. Clean Fuels Grant 
5. Section 5310 and 5339 Funding
C. Financial Oversight Update/Executive Compensation Committee
1. Finance Committee Meeting June 17, 2013
The Committee voted to accept the scope of the Finance Committee duties to include the Compensation Committee with the possibility of expanding the committee.
2. Anticipated Deficit and Reduction Plan to Balance the FY2014 Budget
On June 17, 2013, the Finance Committee approved the Administrator’s Cost Reduction Plan for FY2014. The approved plan requires the full Advisory Board endorsement.
RESOLUTION 714- BE IT RESOLVED that the Advisory Board of the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority accepts the Administrator’s memo entitled Deficit Reduction Plan for MART’s Operation dated June 17, 2013 as presented.
D.   Progress on the Independent Auditor’s Report
V.   Administrative Matters
A.   Athol decides to become a MART member community based upon the approval of the Town of Athol and Secretary Richard Davey.
RESOLUTION 715- BE IT RESOLVED that the Advisory Board of the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority approves to accept the membership of the community of Athol to the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority under Chapter161b, Section 71 of the MGL.  
B.   New Service for Athol and Improvements to G-Link Bus Routes to Orange and Athol  
C.   Anticipated State Funding for CTA Operating in Athol/Orange Region
VI.  Capital Equipment/Facilities
A.   Status – North Leominster Commuter Rail Parking Facility
B.   Improvement to the Commuter Rail Corridor between Fitchburg and Boston 
C.   Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension Project – Station, Parking and Layover  Facilities
D.   Parking Improvement at Ayer-Rail Trail Facility 
E.   Opening of Littleton Commuter Rail Station June 21, 2013
Retired Congressman John Olver and MBTA General Manager Dr. Scott along with local elected officials participated in the Ribbon Cutting for the New Littleton Commuter Rail Station.
VII. Operational Services and Status Reports
A.   MART Operation Status on Revenue and Ridership
1.   Fitchburg/Leominster
2.   Gardner and Mount Wachusett Community College
3.   ADA Service
4.   Council on Aging (COA)
5.   Veterans/COA Out of Town
6.   Dial-A-MART                 
VIII. HST Status Reports
A.   MassHealth Transportation Program
B.   Department of Public Health EI Program
C.   Department of Developmental Services Program
D.   Special Needs Transportation Program
IX.  Other Business		
X.   Adjournment
Scheduled By:Amy McDougall
Posted At:Jul 25, 2013 4:07 PM EDT
Last Modified:Jul 25, 2013 4:07 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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