Riders’ Transportation Access Group (RTAG)

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History of RTAG

  • In 2018, the MBTA reaffirmed its commitment to fulfilling the Joanne Daniels-Finegold, et al. v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority settlement by entering into an amended agreement that clarifies remaining work, outlines a plan for evaluating compliance, and defines current and future obligations.

  • The agreement included the creation of the Riders’ Transportation Access Group (RTAG). The group serves to hold the MBTA accountable for remaining in compliance with the settlement even after the end of the agreement.

About RTAG

  • RTAG is a community-based group that advises the MBTA on transportation matters impacting people with disabilities and older adults.
  • Our goal is to ensure that all people with disabilities and older adults have every opportunity to be fully participating members of our community, noting that fundamental to this opportunity is the right and ability to use public transportation in an equal, effective, and dignified manner.
  • Anyone is welcome to become a general member. To find out more, check out the information below and attend an upcoming RTAG meeting.

Become A Member!

  • As a general member, you have the opportunity to attend public forums and provide input and feedback regarding accessible transportation. The group meets with and hears policy and procedure updates from the MBTA, Department of System-Wide Accessibility, and The RIDE.
  • Want to become a general member of RTAG?
      • Email rtagboston@bostoncil.org, contact Kat, the RTAG Facilitator, at 978-893-8100, or fill out our interest form link below.
    Fill Out Our Interest Form

Executive Board Section

  • RTAG’s Executive Board, in consultation with the MBTA and the Facilitator, identify issues to be addressed and the priorities for the Group’s work.
  • Members:
    • Elizabeth Foster – Co-Chair
    • Nora Nagle – Co-Chair, Bay State Council of the Blind
    • Kathy Paul – Massachusetts Senior Action Council
    • Casandra Xavier – Disability Policy Consortium
    • Joanne Daniels-Finegold
    • Elizabeth Dean-Clower
    • Jerry Boyd
    • Tom Gilbert