Upcoming Educational Forum on Autonomous Vehicles

The MBTA Rider Oversight Committee encourages the public to attend an upcoming forum on autonomous vehicles hosted by the city of Arlington, Massachusetts. Details about the forum are provided below:

Educational Forum on Autonomous Vehicles
Arlington Town Hall Auditorium
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00-8:30PM

Link to Agenda: https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=40078
Link to Calendar Invite: https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/17101

Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier to Discuss Safe Implementation of AGVs at the July General ROC Meeting

At the July General ROC meeting (which takes place this coming Tuesday, July 25th at 5pm in the usual 10 Park Plaza conference rooms), we will welcome Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier from the Massachusetts State Legislature. She will discuss H.1829, a bill to promote the safe integration of autonomous vehicles into the transportation system of the Commonwealth. This bill was created by her and Representative Jason M. Lewis at the beginning of 2017. Please join us for this conversation on AGVs, which follows-up our April forum on the same subject.

MBTA ROC Extends Membership Application Deadline

The MBTA Rider Oversight committee (ROC) is extending its membership application deadline through July 31, 2017. All applications that have been received so far are still under consideration.

The MBTA ROC is a diverse group of riders and MBTA employees who provide recommendations to the MBTA and communicate the needs and concerns of all riders. We are seeking individuals with a strong interest in transit issues and a willingness to make a firm commitment to the Committee’s mission. We require that you be able to commit to meeting twice a month for a total of 3.5 to 4.0 hours per month.

If you wish to be considered for a position, please visit our application webpage:
http://mbtaroc.org/membership-application/

MBTA Rider Oversight Committee Seeking New Members

The MBTA Rider Oversight committee (ROC) is a diverse group of riders and MBTA employees who provide recommendations to the MBTA and communicate the needs and concerns of all riders. We are seeking individuals with a strong interest in transit issues and a willingness to make a firm commitment to the Committee’s mission. We require that you be able to commit to meeting twice a month for a total of 3.5 to 4.0 hours per month.

If you wish to be considered for a position, please visit our application webpage:
http://mbtaroc.org/membership-application/

We will be accepting applications through Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

FORUM: Automated Vehicles and the Future of Equity in Public Transit

Please join us for a discussion about how driverless vehicles will potentially impact our public transit systems, and how we can work to develop policies that will ensure that we have a public transit system that is accessible to all.

Date:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Forum Location:
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA (Conference Rooms 1 – 3)

Panelists:
  • Chris Dempsey, Director, Transportation for Massachusetts
  • Alison Felix, Senior Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Ken Kruckemeyer, Partner, Strategies for Cities / Board Member, LivableStreets Alliance
  • Rep. Sean Garballey, 23 rd District, Middlesex (tentative)
At this forum, we will encourage participation by the audience. Therefore, after brief remarks by the panelists, we will have at least 30-40 minutes of Q&A between the audience and the panelists.

To submit questions ahead of time, visit:
http://mbtaroc.org/contact

If you cannot attend in person, you can view a live stream of the forum and submit questions in real-time here:
http://mbtaroc.org/live