April 13 Virtual Joint FMCB and MassDOT Board Meeting: Public Comment To Be Taken by Mail, Email, or Voice Message
Posted on April 9, 2020
Joint meeting will be livestreamed.
In an effort to provide effective opportunities for public comment and engagement while protecting the health and safety of the public and staff, the MBTA and MassDOT have announced that the April 13 Joint MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and MassDOT Board Meeting will be held virtually with public comments able to be submitted by mail, email, or voice message.
Public comment will also be taken in 2 segments on April 13. The first public comment period will address MassDOT and Joint items and will take place prior to these items’ discussion. The second public comment period will address the remaining MBTA FMCB items and will take place prior to these items’ discussion.
To submit in writing by email, comments may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit in writing by mail, comments may be mailed to:
MassDOT Board of Directors and/or Fiscal and Management Control Board
C/O Owen Kane
10 Park Plaza – Suite 3510
Boston, MA 02116
For written comments received by mail or email at least 90 minutes before the start of the Joint Board meeting, the commenter’s name and affiliation (if stated) along with the first few sentences of the commentary will be read aloud during the virtual public comment period by Board Counsel or the Chair. Mailed and emailed comments will be compiled and distributed to all Board Members in advance of the meeting.
Voice message comments may be submitted by calling 857-360-9742 and leaving a message by 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 12. At the beginning of the message, commenters should state their name and company or organizational affiliation in addition to the agenda item(s) their comment pertains to.
Voice messages received before Monday will be played aloud during the public comment portion of the Joint Board meeting and captured in the livestream video. Voice messages are limited to 2 minutes per commenter, or up to 4 minutes for comments submitted on behalf of an organization or elected official at the discretion of the Board Chair.
Feedback on Engagement
The MBTA and MassDOT continue to explore how to best enable public comment and engagement during this period. All feedback regarding meetings and the public comment process is welcome with the public encouraged to submit these comments to Owen Kane at OKane@mbta.com or 857-368-8767.