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

Town:Shirley, MA Templeton, MA Athol, MA Lunenburg, MA 
Board:MART Advisory Board (Montachusett Area Regional Transit)
Time:Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
Location:MART Maintenance/Garage Facility
1427R Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Agenda:
MEETING OF THE MART ADVISORY BOARD





Wednesday October 30, 2013
10:30 A.M.
     Tentative Agenda



I.		Call to Order
II.		General Comments
A.	North Leominster Intermodal Center and Commuter Rail Parking Garage Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, November 1, 2013at 1:00pm	
B.	Jeffrey Ritter, representative to the Board from Templeton & Harvard, joined the Financial Oversight/Executive Compensation Committee	
III.		Approval of  August 6, 2013 Minutes
	RESOLUTION 716- BE IT RESOLVED that the Advisory Board of the Montachusett Regional Transit 	Authority approves the August 6, 2013 minutes as presented.
IV.		Financial Matters
		A.	Status of State Funding
			1.	Community Transit Service (CTS), contract $770,000
			2.	Non Urbanized (5311), contract $36,202
		B.	Audit FY2013-Presentation by Stowe & Degon
		C.	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
		D.	Financial Oversight/Executive Compensation Committee Update		
V.		Administrative Matters
A.	New legislation requiring the disabled community non-voting member of the Board, become a voting member and a voting member from the ridership community be appointed to the Board.

	SECTION 5 of Chapter 161B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following 2 paragraphs:-

	One representative of the disabled commuter population shall serve on the advisory board as a voting member for a term of 1 year. Each city and town in the region, on a rotating basis as determined by the board, shall appoint a representative successively; provided, however, that the representative of the disabled commuter population and the representative of the rider community shall not be appointed by the same city or town in the region. The mayor or city manager and the chairman, town manager or town administrator shall appoint a resident of the city or town for this purpose. This representative shall be mobility impaired, have a family member who is mobility impaired, be a caretaker of a person who is mobility impaired or work for an organization that serves the needs of the physically disabled. The representative of a city or town may be reappointed after representatives from the other cities and towns within the region have served their 1-year terms.

One representative of the rider community population shall serve on the advisory board as a voting member for a term of 1 year. Each city and town in the region, on a rotating basis as determined by the board, shall appoint a representative successively; provided, however, that the representative of the disabled commuter population and the representative of the rider community shall not be appointed by the same city or town in the region. The mayor or city manager and the chairman, town manager or town administrator shall appoint a community rider for this purpose from a list of at least 5 persons nominated by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and its regional councils. The representative of a city or town may be reappointed after representatives from the other cities and towns within the region have served their 1-year terms.
	
Resolution 717- BE IT RESOLVED that in response to the amended legislation of Section 5 of Chapter 161B, the Advisory Board of the Montachusett Regional Transit 	Authority moves to include a disabled voting member and a voting rider member from a MART member municipality.  The appointments will be made by the Mayors or Board of Selectmen for a one year term on a rotating basis by year that each municipality joined MART as listed in the MART audit.  Disabled voting member from Gardner will become a voting member and the rider representative to be nominated by Mayor from Fitchburg.
VI.		Capital Equipment/Facilities
A.	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 	
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.	MART submitted application to become HST broker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
	B.	MassHealth Transportation Program
	C.	Department of Public Health EI Program
	D.	Department of Developmental Services Program & Department of Mental Health
	E.	Special Needs Transportation Program
IX.		Other Business		
X.		Adjournment
C:	City and Town Clerks: Please post this notice pursuant to MA General Laws Chapter 30A, 
Sections 18-25.
Scheduled By:Carol A. Harris
Posted At:Oct 16, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 16, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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