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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.

The Joint FMCB and MassDOT Board meeting on April 13 will begin at noon and be livestreamed. The agenda for the Joint Board meeting is posted at mbta.com and on the MassDOT website.

Public comment will also be taken in two 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.

In Writing:

To submit in writing by email, comments may be submitted at any time to publiccomment@dot.state.ma.us.

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 ninety 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:

Voice message comments may be submitted by calling 857-360-9742 and leaving a message by 11:59 p.m. 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 two minutes per commenter, or up to four minutes for comments submitted on behalf of an organization or elected official at the discretion of the Board Chair.

Accommodations:

To request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please contact OKane@mbta.com or 857-368-8767.

Español (Spanish): Para solicitar ayuda y/o servicios lingüísticos, por favor comuníquese con OKane@mbta.com o al 857-368-8767.

Français (French): Pour demander un accommodement raisonnable et / ou des services linguistiques, veuillez contacter OKane@mbta.com ou 857-368-8767.

Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole): Pou mande yon akomodasyon rezonab ak/oswa sèvis lang tanpri kontakte OKane@mbta.com oswa 857-368-8767.

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.

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