BusPlus+ program Guidance
The MassDOT BusPlus+ program is designed to increase the number of comfortable and convenient regional transportation options available to the Commonwealth’s residents and visitors. This program will be implemented as a public/private partnership in which MassDOT provides regional buses to private for-profit bus companies, who are then responsible for all capital maintenance and annual operating costs. In order to receive a regional bus through the BusPlus+ program, carriers must implement a regional service improvement. This partnership thereby creates a system in which regional transportation options increase while at the same time reducing the need for taxpayer funded operation and maintenance costs.
State Management Plan
State Management Plan
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides financial assistance to states through a number of programs to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems. The Governor of the state of Massachusetts has designated the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) as the agency of authority and responsibility for administering assistance received in Massachusetts through Title 49 USC Sections 5310, 5311, 5316, and 5317 funding programs. FTA requires that each state produce a plan describing the state’s policies and procedures for the state-managed portion of these programs. This State Management Plan describes the state of Massachusetts’s administrative policies and procedures for these FTA programs.
Transit Working Group
The Transit Working Group (TWG) was established in June 2011 as a means to begin an effort to catalog existing issues and barriers among Regional Transit Authorities (RTA), MassDOT – Rail & Transit Division (RTD), and other parties involved in the regional transit system. The TWG listed issues and barriers based on completion priority and ability to implement solutions. Four specialized committees were established and tasked to meet, document, and provide recommendations to solve the listed issues and barriers. The TWG White Paper represents the outcome of the completed work by the committees established as part of the TWG.