MassDOT and the MBTA are now providing a one stop shop through Massachusetts Realty Group for telecommunications infrastructure developers, providers, and carriers to locate facilities on Massachusetts transportation related properties. New standard rates and charges have been developed to provide market based access to statewide coverage. Together, Massachusetts Realty Group, MassDOT and the MBTA are developing a new expedited approval and documentation process. Applications for new sites can be requested here on-line or by contacting Tom Cox, Massachusetts Realty Group Project Executive at email@example.com.
Below is a map showing the current fiber zones and opportunities.
Rates for Cellular Opportunities for both MassDOT and MBTA owned properties:
|Type of Tower/Antenna||Prime & Urban||Urban & Suburban||Rural||Micro Facility with 1 to 4 antennas per site. Omni directional or directional up to 8ft. in height, w/ equipment space or structure up to 100 sq. ft.||$30,000||$20,000||$16,000||Mini Facility with 5 to 9 antennas per site. Directional up to 5.5 feet in height or omni-directional up to 12 feet in height, with equipment space or structure up to 240 Sq. ft.||$35,000||$25,000||$20,000||MacroFacility with 10 to 12 antennas per site. Directional up to 5.5 ft. in height or omni-directional up to 12 ft. in height, w/equipment space or structure up to 480 sq. ft||$41,000||$26,000||$20,000|
Rates for Fiber Optic Opportunities on MassDOT owned land are as follows:
1. Longitudinal Rates*
|Zone||Annual Rate||Per-Strand Multiplier|
|Tunnels||$46.33 per linear foot||$.07 per-fiber|
|Urban||$10.96 per linear foot||$.05 per-fiber|
|Suburban||$5.10 per linear foot||$.03 per-fiber|
|Exurban||$2.26 per linear foot||$.02 per-fiber|
2. Transverse Crossing Rates*
|Zone||Annual Rate Per Line - 100 ft or less||Per-Strand Multiplier|
|Urban||$10.00 per linear foot||$.05 per-fiber|
|Suburban||$4.50 per linear foot||$.03 per-fiber||Exurban||$2.26 per linear foot||$.02 per-fiber|
3. Access Point Connections (Longitudinal ROW)
*Rates apply to any fiber optic cable with 216 strands or less. Multipliers are applied to all strands above 216 strands on a per-strand-basis. Cables with 432 strands or more are subject to negotiations.
Rates for Fiber Optic Opportunities on MBTA owned land are as follows:
|Zone||Annual Rate Per Line||Per-Strand Multiplier|
|Zone 1||$8.93 per linear foot||$.05 per-fiber|
|Zone 2||$5.09 per linear foot||$.05 per-fiber|
|Zone 3||$4.32 per linear foot||$.03 per-fiber|
|Zone 4||$2.30 per linear foot||$.02 per-fiber|
MassDOT & the MBTA are currently offering vacant fiber optic ducts for immediate occupancy. Please see map below for current availability.
Below links provide information on construction and insurance requirements to construct installments on MassDOT & MBTA property. A sample license is provided for review prior to completion of application.
|MassDOT||MBTA||MassDOT Construction Specs||MBTA Construction Specs||MassDOT Insurance Requirements||MBTA Insurance Requirements||MassDOT Special Instructions||MBTA Special Instructions||MassDOT Sample License||MBTA Sample License|
*To download documents click the appropriate link in the table above.
Submit a License Application form either by mail or online.
Fill out the License Application form online and submit it as a PDF. A copy of your submittal will be emailed to you as well. Mail six (6) copies of a map of the property and/or construction specifications, to:
Tom Cox, Project Executive
Massachusetts Realty Group
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1120
Boston, MA 02116