2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Paratransit Services (language only)

Item 439 #5s

Item 439 #5s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 405, following line 17, insert:
"E. Prior to November 15, 2015 the Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall report to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Transportation and the Senate Committees on Finance and Transportation on the feasibility of increasing utilization of private operators and independent contractors, including but not limited to transportation network companies, in the provision of paratransit services throughout the Commonwealth.  Included in this assessment, the Department shall determine the potential costs and feasibility of, as well as identify potential liability and risks associated with, increasing the provision of paratransit services through private providers."

(This amendment directs the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to analyze the potential opportunities for providing paratransit services through private operators and contractors.)