The MBTA Rider Oversight Committee (ROC) is a diverse group of riders, advocates, and MBTA employees. We address issues that come to our attention through a variety of means, and provide recommendations to the MBTA that communicate the needs and concerns of all riders. The committee was created in 2004 through an agreement between advocacy groups and the MBTA.
At our monthly public meeting, the ROC invites guests from the MBTA, partner agencies, and the community to present information of interest to the committee; accepts comments from the public on any MBTA-related topic; hears reports from subcommittees and liaisons to other advisory groups; and officially approves its recommendations. Please see our meeting schedule for additional information.
PRESS RELEASE: MBTA ROC Submits Recommendation for Overnight Service Funding
After months of meetings, the MBTA Rider Oversight Committee (ROC) has submitted their official recommendation to the MBTA regarding a means to fund overnight service. Earlier this year, the committee tasked themselves with finding a way to make overnight service a reality without adding to the MBTA's existing debt load. Their solution is to pay for overnight service using the revenue generated from a re-envisioned college student pass program. The committee's report details similar programs throughout the nation, highlighting their feasibility, popularity, and practicality. The entire report is available here:
The ROC will give a presentation on their report at 5pm on Monday, July 29 in the State Transportation Building (10 Park Plaza), Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3. If you have any questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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