Councillors Baker, Ciommo, Essaibi-George
Committee on Parks, Recreation and Transportation, which shall concern itself with open space conservation, access to recreational facilities and opportunities, and access to multi-modal transportation. The committee shall have oversight of public parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities and matters generally impacting the Parks Department including but not limited to accessibility, maintenance, design and construction of new and existing public parks in the city. The committee shall concern itself with the planning, infrastructure, operational, and regulatory policies of Boston’s surface, air, and water transportation modes. The committee shall concern itself with the administration and oversight of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The committee shall concern itself with all transportation matters relating to motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. The committee shall further concern itself with matters relating to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and other agencies that furnish public transportation. The committee shall further concern itself with matters relating to the taxi industry and other transportation network companies. The committee shall further concern itself with matters relating to operations at Logan International Airport and the Port of Boston. To further its initiatives, the committee shall foster working relationships and collaborate with related state and local agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Port Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the Boston Parks Department, Boston Bikes, the Boston Transportation Department, and the Transportation Capital Program planning and policies.