Transportation for Massachusetts is undertaking a restructuring process to help ensure that our coalition centers transportation justice, reflecting the policy priorities that our coalition adopted in 2020. Through this work, we seek to adapt our coalition to effectively and authentically represent, reflect and include people and communities who are impacted by historical and contemporary inequity.
The Barr Foundation has engaged One Square World to consult with the coalition and guide this process. We have established a restructuring committee to lead this work:
- Alexis Walls, Massachusetts Public Health Association
- Reggie Ramos, Institute for Human Centered Design
- Laura Martinez, Healthy Coalition Worcester
- Noemi Mimi Ramos, New England United for Justice
- Rose Webster-Smith, Springfield No One Leaves
- Dwaign Tyndal, Alternatives for Community and Environment
- Josh Ostroff, Transportation for Massachusetts
- Lisa Jacobson, Barr Foundation
The restructuring process includes several phases during 2022:
Training sessions on Racial Equity/Structural Oppression and Transportation Justice, including the members of the restructuring committee, core team, T4MA Executive Committee and other members;
Interviews, focus groups, and outreach with T4MA staff and stakeholders;
Facilitated work sessions with the restructuring committee to explore and consider alternative models for coalition structure and governance;
Recommendation and discussions for future coalition structure, governance and priorities;
Adoption and Implementation of new and modified coalition structure, starting in the fall of 2022.
To learn more, please contact Josh Ostroff.
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