The MassDOT Board is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Governor and oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway Division, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Office of Planning and Programming and the Office of Performance Management and Innovation. The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a recommendation by Governor Baker's Special Panel comprised of transportation leaders that was assembled to review structural problems with the MBTA and deliver recommendations for improvements.
A Committee on Finance and Audit was established to facilitate consideration of the finances, business and management of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is an independent body appointed by the Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Its purpose is to serve as public forum to discuss issues related to the implementation of the Commonwealth's transportation reform legislation enacted in 2009, and to verify and observe MassDOT progress on reform.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker. The Board represents a key reform recommended by the Governor’s MBTA Special Panel following unprecedented 2014-15 winter weather that crippled service at the MBTA. By statute, the MBTA FMCB consists of five members, one with experience in transportation finance, one with experience in mass transit operations and three members of the MassDOT Board. The Chair is appointed by the Secretary of Transportation.