2018 MTA Annual Meeting

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This year’s MTA Annual Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  Click the link to view directions, parking and other pertinent information.

If you are interested in running for a seat please contact the chapter president at the chapter through which you pay your MSCA dues.  If you are not sure which university that is, email the MSCA Treasurer’s office at M1beatty@bridgew.edu or call at 508-531-2793.

The MSCA has been allocated 58 seats based on our membership numbers.  The MSCA Board of Directors will approved the chapter allocations based on chapter membership numbers at its meeting on April 6th, but we anticipate that the allocations will be:

Bridgewater – 11
Fitchburg – 6
Framingham – 6
MassArt – 5
MCLA – 2
Mass Maritime – 2
Salem – 11
Westfield – 8
Worcester – 7

The MSCA Board of Directors will be voting on proposed election procedure for the election of MSCA delegates and alternates that comply with the MTA rules at its Board meeting on April 6, 2018.

The MSCA Board of Directors will vote on the proposed reimbursement policy at its meeting on April 6, 2018:  “The MSCA Board of Directors authorize the following stipends and reimbursements for MSCA Delegates to the 2017 MTA Annual Meeting:  a $100 stipend for attendance at Friday’s business session; a $100 stipend for attendance at Saturday’s business session; reimbursement for mileage, tolls, parking and a hotel room for Friday night only (at the conference rate).  Reimbursement will not be given for meals.  Attendance shall be monitored by the MSCA President or the MSCA President’s designee.”

Delegates are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for their room up front.  The Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place are the convention hotels.

You are not required to stay at the either of these two hotels, but again, the MSCA will not reimburse more than the convention rate ($284.98, with all taxes included).

For details on the meeting please visit the MTA’s Annual Meeting page.

Delegates and alternates are strongly encourage to attend a regional pre-convention meeting to learn about issues that will be discussed and voted on at the meeting.

You can view the schedule of events.

You can view the tentative business session agenda.

You can view the delegate handbook, that contains proposed changed to proposed the standing rules, by-law and resolutions.

You can view the proposed 2018-2019 budget.