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Joint Meeting of the MassDOT Board and the Fiscal and Management Control Board

Meeting Info

Date: February 22, 2021 at 12 PM

Location: State Transportation Building, 2nd Floor • 10 Park Plaza • Boston, MA

Attendees: General Public

Event Description

The MassDOT Board of Directors serves as the governing authority for MassDOT.

The Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) closely monitors the T's finances, management, and operations.

Please note: This board meeting is being held virtually.

Live Stream

Public Comment Submission


Written comments may be submitted via email or the public comment form.


Written comments can be mailed to the following address:

MassDOT Board of Directors and/or Fiscal and Management Control Board
10 Park Plaza - Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116


Voice messages may be submitted by calling 857-368-1655 and leaving a message by 11:00am Monday, February 22.


A. Open of the MassDOT Board of Directors Meeting

Start of MassDOT Board Meeting. Public Comment Period on items 1 through 9 only* (see notes regarding Public Comment Periods below)

B. Standing Reports

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1. Report from the Secretary/CEO

2. Report from the Highway Administrator

3. Report from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles

4. Report from the Rail and Transit Administrator (written)

5. Report from the Aeronautics Administrator (written)

C. MassDOT Board Presentations and Actions

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6. RMV APPLUS Contract Extension

  • Discussion and Possible Action

7. Rail and Transit - PVTA Contract Amendment

  • Discussion and Possible Action

8. Highway Contract for Reconstruction of Route 1A in Walpole

  • Discussion and Possible Action regarding contract between MassDOT and MDR Construction Co. Inc.

9. Rail and Transit FRA Build Grant Contract - Western Massachusetts Rail Upgrade Project

  • Discussion and Possible Action regarding contract between MassDOT and New England Central Railroad

D. Joint Board Presentations and Actions

Start of the FMCB Meeting. Public Comment Period on items 10 through 15 only*

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10. Approval of Minutes from January 11, 2021 Meeting

11. Commuter Rail Performance Update (written)

12. Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update

13. South Coast Rail Update

14. Green Line Extension Update

15. MBTA Bond Issuance

  • Discussion and Possible Action

MassDOT Board Meeting Adjourns; FMCB-only Meeting Continues

E. Fiscal and Management Control Board Presentations and Actions

Public Comment Period on FMCB items 16 through 19 only*

16. Report from the General Manager

17. FMCB Public Schedule

18. Ridership Trends and Projections

19. Amendment to Professional Services Contract with Weston & Sampson Engineers Inc.

  • Discussion and Possible Action

Note: This agenda has been prepared in advance and does not necessarily include all matters which may be taken up at this meeting.

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. For accommodation or language assistance requests, please contact Darrin McAuliffe at Requests should be made as soon as possible, ideally at least ten business days before the meeting.

*Notes regarding Public Comment: In an effort to provide effective opportunities for public comment and engagement while protecting the health and safety of the public and staff, this meeting of the FMCB will be held virtually and public comment will be taken (1) in writing by form submission, email, or mail, and (2) by voice message. Public comments are public records and will be posted online; please keep in mind that any information you provide us, as a state agency, is potentially subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Law (see G.L. c. 66, § 10). Do not include personal information other than your name in voice messages.

(1) Written comments may be submitted by filling out the form above, by sending an email to, or by mail to:

MassDOT Board of Directors and/or Fiscal and Management Control Board
10 Park Plaza - Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116

Written comments for FMCB items may be submitted by filling out the form above. Form submissions and mailed and emailed comments will be compiled and distributed to all Board Members as soon as practicable after the meeting.

(2) Voice message comments may be submitted by calling 857-368-1655 and leaving a message at least one hour before the start of the meeting. A representative selection of voice messages will be played aloud during the public comment portion of the board meeting and captured in the livestream video. Messages must be limited to 90 seconds per commenter, or up to four minutes for comments submitted on behalf of an organization or elected official and at the discretion of the Board Chair. Comments submitted by voicemail will be compiled and distributed to all Board Members as soon as is practicable after the meeting.

This notice was posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at or before 12:00 p.m. A copy of this notice has been transmitted by electronic mail to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Regulations Division (


The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services please contact or 617-686-8011.

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Français (French): La réunion est accessible aux personnes handicapées et aux personnes ayant une compétence limitée en anglais. Les arrangements d'accessibilité et les services linguistiques seront fournis gratuitement, sur demande, selon les disponibilités. Ces services comprennent des documents sous une forme adaptée, des documents traduits, des dispositifs d'écoute assistée et des interprètes (y compris la Langue des Signes Américaine ‐ ASL). Pour plus de renseignements ou pour demander un accommodement raisonnable et / ou des services linguistiques, veuillez contacter ou 617-686-8011.

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