Executive Order 530

On April 6th of 2011, former Gov. Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 530. This was a Commonwealth wide effort to examine and offer suggestions to improve/reform Community, Social Service and Paratransit transportation. The Order established a Commission of 16 members. The Governor’s office, through their outreach to State agencies and their partners, along with consulting industry leaders in various transportation areas, suggested names of people across the Commonwealth who possessed the expertise listed in the Order for the Governor’s review. The Commission was co-chaired by both former Secretary Davey of MassDOT and former Secretary Bigby of EOHHS. Staffs from the MBTA, MassDOT, and EOHHS provided all necessary support and assistance to the Commission.

As people’s transportation needs change, so do their expectations of their public transportation system. As a result, the demand for services keeps growing, costs continue to rise and resources remain limited. The goal of the Commission was to develop detailed recommendations for reform and maximize efficiencies in the provision of these critical services utilized by persons with disabilities, persons with low incomes, persons with Limited English Proficiency, and seniors and visitors to the Commonwealth.

Six listening sessions were held throughout the state to allow for the general public to speak to Commission members regarding their experiences regarding community, social service and paratransit transportation. 

All activity under EO530 now continues under the aegis of MassDOT’s Mobility Management Center. Please visit http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/transit/MobilityManagementCenter.aspx for up to date information on the center’s activities, resources, etc. Mobility Specialists at the Center are ready to answer your questions and help your communities build partnerships and design and create the missing links in local transportation services. Contact info is found in the link above and provided below.

Aniko Laszlo - Statewide Mobility Manager
MassDOT Transit
Phone: 857-368-8958
email: Aniko.laszlo@dot.state.ma.us

Rachel Fichtenbaum - Mobility Information Specialist
EOHHS/Human Service Transportation Office
Phone: 617-847-3784
email: rachel.fichtenbaum@state.ma.us

Theadora Fisher - Mobility Outreach Coordinator
EOHHS/Human Service Transportation Officer
Phone: 617-847-3744
email: Theadora.Fisher@state.ma.us

Abril Novoa-Camino - Transit Program Coordinator
MassDOT Transit
Phone: 857-368-8968
email: Abril.Novoa-Camino@dot.state.ma.us


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