About Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), established in 2010, is a statewide coalition focused on improving Massachusetts' transportation systems. T4MA is committed to addressing the decades of inequitable transportation policies adversely impacting low-income, working class and Black, Indigenous and communities of color. We strive to eradicate the long lasting impacts of inequitable transportation policies that have resulted in Massachusetts with some of the highest childhood asthma rates in the nation, transit deserts in rural and urban communities, socially isolated residents who lack transportation options, and a lack of opportunity and access to jobs, healthcare, and education for people.
We envision and work towards a Commonwealth with transportation systems that connect people with their choice of housing, economic opportunities, healthcare, and accessible and reliable public transportation that benefits residents in all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Our coalition advocates at the state, federal, and local levels for transportation policies that are just, equitable, and sustainable.
Our Restructuring Journey
In January 2022 T4MA began a restructuring process that was motivated by a desire to better align with the needs of Black, Indigenous, Working-Class, and community members of color. And to ensure that the voices of those most affected by transit injustice are heard by the organization's leadership, staff, and partners. As result of this process T4MA developed 5 restructuring commitments and has begun to implement changes in the following areas:
- Decision Making
- Policy Making
With the guidance of the five restructuring commitments, T4MA’s current staff, along with a Transition Director, and a Core Leadership Team, are working to implement and operationalize new bylaws and structures at T4MA that will put community voices and needs first and create new paths for resources to be provided to front-line communities working on transportation justice solutions.
To learn more about our restructuring commitments and the process check out T4MA Restructuring.
Transportation for Massachusetts is fiscally sponsored by the Conservation Law Foundation.
Our primary funder is the Barr Foundation.