Transportation for Massachusetts is undertaking a restructuring process to ensure that our coalition centers transportation justice, reflecting the policy priorities that our coalition adopted in 2020. Through this work, we are rebuilding 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 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 included 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.

Next comes the rebuild process, led by T4MA Executive Committee Chair Jen Benson of the Alliance for Business Leadership and Vice Chair Dwaign Tyndal of Alternatives for Community and Environment. The rebuild will develop the structure, governance and operations to implement the recommendations of the restructuring committee.

T4MA members, partners and stakeholders are welcome to join a coalition meeting on October 31 to learn more. Email [email protected] to participate.

To learn more, please contact [email protected]


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