We're Hiring a Transportation Justice Organizer!

The Transportation for Massachusetts coalition is hiring a Transportation Justice Organizer. This person will collaborate with social justice and community-based organizations and other coalition partners that are working to improve and expand access to public transportation, walking, biking, and other affordable, clean, and reliable transportation options. As part of that work, he or she will develop and maintain partnerships and mobilize coalition members to create transformative policy change at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Who Bikes Boston?

The Boston Neighborhood Bike Forum on April 29 was a landmark event for Boston and cyclists. Sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Cyclists Union, it was organized with the help of Angela Johnson, the Program Associate at the Transportation for Massachusetts coalition. We caught up with Angela to get her take on this event.Angela_2.png

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Go Boston 2030: city leadership for long-term success

Local leadership to improve transportation choices is critical to making progress. And promoting innovation is essential in the public sector. On these counts, the City of Boston is setting a great example for other cities and towns in Massachusetts. A robust planning and public engagement process, such as Go Boston 2030, contributes to better transportation alternatives in two important ways. 

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Comments on MBTA Draft Strategic Plan

The MBTA, in development of its Strategic Plan, invited the Transportation for Massachusetts coalition and many other groups to offer comments and insight. We were pleased to participate, and share our testimony provided on March 24, 2017.  See the Draft Strategic Plan.

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The Secret to a Long Life: Lessons Learned at the FTA

Guest blog by Noah Berger -

After 15 years at the Federal Transit Administration, mostly as Director of Planning and Program Development in Region 1, I am moving on to pursue other opportunities and begin the next chapter of my career. I've reflected over the last few months on what's most meaningful to me as a transportation professional, and as a human being about what transportation means to people. 

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Some Gains, But Much Work Remains For Massachusetts Transportation System

Statewide Coalition Issues Detailed Report on Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities to Modernize Massachusetts’ Aging Transportation System

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Help bring 21st-century transportation to MA

Massachusetts must modernize its transportation network for the 21st century. We must transition to clean, reliable, affordable and convenient travel choices in every city and town. We have to make this vision a reality - for our economy at the state level, to provide greater opportunity for every person and neighborhood, for our climate, and for our health. And this is where you come in!

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Welcome, Chris Dempsey

CHRIS DEMPSEY NAMED TRANSPORTATION FOR MASSACHUSETTS DIRECTOR:  Dynamic, accomplished transportation champion to lead diverse coalition committed to improving transportation access, reliability, and affordability statewide.

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It's Time for Massachusetts to Lead

Since election day, there has been a lot of talk about the prospect of greater federal investment in infrastructure, including transportation.

There has not, however, been a lot of clarity about what that investment might look like, how big it might be, what types of transportation infrastructure might be targeted, or even where the money might come from to pay for it. 

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A New Year's resolution: better transportation!

Massachusetts made progress in the work to modernize the state’s transportation network in 2016, along with some setbacks and skirmishes. Perhaps the year can best be summed up this way: we still have a lot of work to do, and we know we can do better in Massachusetts! 

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