The 2018 Moving Together Conference

Date: 11/1/2018 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

Capacity:

957/1200


Overview

Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, presenters, moderators, sponsors and exhibitors for making this year's conference a huge success!

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2018 Moving Together Conference

• Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation topics

• Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors

• All new site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA.

This Year's Conference Speakers

Photos of Monica Tibbetts-Nutt and Stephanie Pollack

The History of the Moving Together Conference

In 1998, both the statewide bicycling action plan and the statewide pedestrian action plan, called for the establishment of an annual statewide conference for educational and networking purposes. The first two of these conferences were held in Worcester, MA in 2000. In May, at Clark University, 50 people gathered to discuss only walking issues. Later in the year, at the Worcester Holiday Inn, 50 people focused only on bicycling issues.

In 2005, the conference moved to Boston. The first several years, the conference was held at the Marriott Courtyard on Tremont Street. Interest continued to grow until attendance hit approximately 250 persons and the conference moved to a larger venue at the Back Bay Sheraton.

The conference continued to grow and in 2013 the conference was held for the first time at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Transit joined the conference as a featured mode. In 2014, more workshops than ever were offered along with the addition of site visits. Over 650 people attended the event. In 2016, the conference sold out for the second year straight! Each year the conference continues to bring together transportation leaders and individuals involved in the areas of planning, public health, bike and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected office, law enforcement and education.

Register Today! Click on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page

 

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This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Cindy Schaedig at 413-577-2762 or cschaedig@ecs.umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

 

2018 Moving Together Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Exhibitors

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Sessions
Sessions
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Special event

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS: 7:45 am - 8:30 am

PROGRAM TRACKS: MP (MULTIMODAL PLANS) ED (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) D (DATA)

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Special event

WELCOME SESSION:

Grand Ballroom A

Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Transportation & Chief Executive Officer, MassDOT
Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Morning Keynote, Director, Fiscal Management Control Board & MassDOT Board of Directors
Pete Sutton, Master of Ceremonies, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, MassDOT

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

Session 1A - Transforming the Waterfront through Active Transportation

Georgian Room - ED

Active transportation and outdoor community activities are transforming former industrial or otherwise neglected waterfront areas. Learn how new trails, parks, swimming sites, and ferries are being added to repurpose these areas. Attendees will also hear about ferry access to many of Boston’s harbor islands, as well as opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian exploration on the islands.

Active Transportation By Boat and Beyond
Connecting to the Charles
Transforming the Waterfront through Connection & Active Transportation
Movement on the Mystic

Panelists:
Amber Christofferson, Mystic River Watershed Association
Laura Jasinski, Charles River Conservancy
Alice Brown, Boston Harbor Now

Moderator:
Nathan Peyton, MassDOT

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

Session 1B – GeoDOT Overview – Building Municipal Partnerships through Data Sharing

Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - D

Create your own personal transportation data maps. MassDOT's geoDOT is an internet based interactive mapping and data sharing system. Attendees will learn several key program features such as project initiation, mapping, and data collection through the geoDOT portal. Examples of successful implementation at the regional planning and municipal levels will be highlighted. We will also be introducing a new tool for municipalities to update their Road Inventory attributes and mileage.

Learn more about the Road Inventory Submission Application (RISA) during Session 3H.

GeoDOT Overview – Supporting Municipal Needs
Road Inventory Submission Application
GIS Resources in Project Initiation and Prioritization

Panelists:
Quinn Molloy, MassDOT
Andy McCaul, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Mike Bolduc, MassDOT

Moderator:
Jose Simo, MassDOT

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

Session 1C – Knowledge Sharing Round Table #1 - Statewide Pedestrian Plan Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability

First Floor Studio 1

Since its successful launch at last year’s 2017 Moving Together conference, MassDOT’s Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability has become a valuable resource to communities across the Commonwealth. Learn how best practices from the Guide are being utilized at the local and regional levels. This panel will start with overviews from four different perspectives followed by discussions on outreach, challenges and how adoption can be best achieved.

Implementing Complete Streets Practices in the Town of Spencer
Statewide Pedestrian Plan – Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability – CMRPC Region
Statewide Pedestrian Plan Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability
Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan: Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability

Panelists:
John Bechard, MassDOT
Steven Tyler, Howard Stein Hudson
Dan Daniska, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
Stacey Beuttell, WalkBoston

Moderator:
Pete Sutton, MassDOT

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

Session 1D – MBTA’s Rail Vision and First/Last Mile Solutions for Commuter Rail

Arlington Room

The MBTA’s Rail Vision is an effort to identify how we can reshape commuter rail service to better align with the needs of our growing and changing region. This panel brings together representatives from across the commuter rail network whose experiences and perspectives provide insight into the issues and solutions to improving first/last mile access to and from important regional job centers and residential clusters along the commuter rail network.

First/Last Mile Solutions for Commuter Rail
Planning for Rail Vision Suburban Challenges and Initiatives
Growing Importance of First and Last Mile…To commuters, companies, communities, and the Commonwealth

Panelists:
Stephanie Cronin, Middlesex 3 Coalition
Sarah Hamilton, Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization
Paul Matthews, 495 MetroWest Corridor Partnership

Moderator:
Scott Hamwey , MassDOT

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session 1

Session 1E – Making the Commonwealth Safer: It Takes All of Us

First Floor Studio 2 - MP

Roadway fatalities and serious injuries have dropped by 19% since the launch of the first Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in 2006. This session will feature a variety of initiatives from the SHSP that helped to increase safety for roadway users. Topics will include bicycle and pedestrian upgrades as part of a MassDOT highway safety improvement project, the role of the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee in improving the statewide crash data system, changes to the Massachusetts Young Driver law and continued growth of the Safe Routes to School program.

A 5 Year Look at Junior Operator Violations
Safe Routes to School: Program Overview
Traffic Records Coordinating Committee:Improving Crash Reporting

Panelists:
Brook Chipman, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Cassandra Gascon-Bligh, MassDOT
Laura Ferreira, City of Fall River
Sara Lavoie, MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles

Moderator:
Michael Clark, MassDOT

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Session 2A – Unlocking Economic Development through Transit

Georgian Room - ED

This panel will feature transportation projects that act as economic generators at the neighborhood, corridor, and city-wide levels. Featured projects include the Silver Line Gateway extension from Logan Airport through Chelsea’s new dedicated transportation corridor, upgrades in Springfield’s bus and rail network to serve the new MGM Resort Casino, and recent developments that incorporate transit into the revitalization of Lawrence.

MGM, Electric Buses, and a Renewed Springfield Downtown
Transit and Economic Development

Panelists:
Scott Bosworth, MassDOT
Daniel Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence and Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority Board Member
Price Armstrong, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Moderator:
Tom Schiavone, MassDOT Rail and Transit Division

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Session 2B – Measuring Performance: MassDOT’s Pedestrian Plan, Focus40 and Capital Investment Plan

Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - D

MassDOT’s annual Capital Investment Plan (CIP) development has been an evolution of data and performance driven processes. This session will discuss current planning efforts such as Focus40 and the statewide pedestrian plan. Attendees will hear how tying these data driven efforts into effective performance-based investment planning will help inform the current and future CIP.

Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan
Planning for MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP)
Focus 40

Panelists:
Jennifer Slesinger, MassDOT
Michelle Danila, MassDOT
Bryan Pounds, MassDOT

Moderator:
Nicholas Zavolas, MassDOT

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Session 2C – Knowledge Sharing Round Table #2 - Electric Pedal Assist, Dockless Bikeshare, and Motorized Scooters as New Mobility Services

First Floor Studio 1

One of the hotly contested transportation topics this year revolves around the recent surge of dockless bikeshare, e-bikes and motorized scooters into the open market. While their expanding presence has led to greater use of non-motorized travel, there are some issues that threaten the access to mobility options. This panel will start with presentations on four successful programs followed by discussions on how challenges can be overcome.

A Shared Mobility Perspective
Shared Micro-Mobility in Metro Boston
Bike Share in a Small Town
ValleyBike-Regional Collaboration

Panelists:
Joseph Barr, City of Cambridge
Catherine Ratte, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Kasia Hart, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Michael Gagne, Town of Mattapoisett

Moderator:
Jackie DeWolfe, MassDOT

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Session 2D – Regional Connectivity through Trails across the Commonwealth

First Floor Studio 2 - MP

In the quest for statewide connectivity, various metropolitan planning organizations are working to establish growing regional networks for active transportation. This session will showcase the expanding Coastal Trails Coalition’s work through the Merrimack Valley, the fifty-mile South Coast Bikeway that links through ten communities, and long-range plans to extend the trail system on Cape Cod.

Merrimack Valley Multi-Use Trail Network
“Vision 88” Connecting Cape Cod by Bicycle
Regional Connectivity through Trails - Southeastern Massachusetts

Panelists:
Betsy Goodrich, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Jackie Jones, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District
Lev Malakhoff, Cape Cod Commission

Moderator:
Richard Fries, Best Buddies

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Session 2E – Governor’s Council on Health and Aging - Working to Become the Most Age-friendly State

Arlington Room

Learn how Massachusetts is developing a plan to promote healthy aging to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth an age-friendly state. Panelists will discuss ongoing work to address aging in place by improving transportation options and mobility-related resources. This session will also include strategies and approaches intended to have a positive impact for older adults with their varying needs in our communities.

Translating Environmental Scan into Action for Improved Mobility Options for Older Adults
A Scan of Transportation Options Available for Older People in Massachusetts
Governor's Council to Address Aging in MA and Transportation

Panelists:
Aniko Laszlo, MassDOT
Robin Lipson, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Wendy Wang, UMASS Boston Gerontology Institute

Moderator:
Cindy Campbell, AARP

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Special event

LUNCHEON/SECRETARY’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS/VIDEO AWARDS

Grand Ballroom A

Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Transportation & Chief Executive Officer, MassDOT

Moving Together To Make Change Happen

Awards: Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3A- SITE VISIT: Tontine Crescent Tactical Plaza

Meet at the Registration Table

Tour is limited to the first 25 attendees to sign up at the registration table the morning of the conference.
Come see the re-imagined Franklin Street, between Devonshire and Hawley Streets, in Boston’s latest signature public space. Attendees will visit the site and see tactical urbanism at its best on this full city block - the addition of a designated seating area, separated bike lanes and pedestrian safety upgrades and the provision of space for public art. The visit will also include a walk up to the City’s oldest pedestrian priority area (Downtown Crossing), and a visit to the next tactical plaza, Phillips Square in Chinatown.

Guides:
Josh Weiland, Boston Transportation Department

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3B-SITE VISIT: Longfellow Bridge and Appleton Footbridge

Meet in the Hotel Lobby

Tour is limited to the first 25 attendees to sign up at the registration table the morning of the conference.
MassDOT’s recently completed bridge restoration project serves as an example for balancing all travel modes within an existing footprint. Attendees will visit the site and see the addition of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure including wider sidewalks and separated bike lanes. This site visit also includes the new Appleton Footbridge, which was included in the overall project scope to improve access between the bridge, MBTA Red Line station, and the Esplanade.

Guides:
Amy Getchell , MassDOT
Robbin Bergfors, MassDOT
Rod Emery, WorldTech Engineering

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3C – MassTrails Official Launch

Georgian Room - ED

The MassTrails team helps to develop a unified vision for a trails network across the Commonwealth. This session will mark the official launch of the MassTrails website. Panelists will explain the establishment of the MassTrails concept and brand, in addition to highlighting the joint collaboration on a new shared-use path planning design guide that is in development.

Welcome to MassTrails

Panelists:
Dan Driscoll, Department of Conservation and Recreation
Jackie DeWolfe, MassDOT
Kurt Gaertner, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Moderator:
Kate Fichter, MassDOT

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3D - Complete Streets Implementation

First Floor Studio 1

Since the Complete Streets Funding Program was launched in 2016, 90 communities have received competitive capital funding for construction. This MassDOT-led discussion with municipal officials will highlight some of the first completed projects. These early adopters will discuss their experiences and progress with Complete Streets policies, prioritization plans and construction projects.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Tier III Complete Streets Post-Construction Evaluation
MassDOT’s Complete Streets Program: Town of Clinton
MassDOT’s Complete Streets Program: WEST SPRINGFIELD
MassDOT’s Complete Streets Program: City of North Adams
MassDOT’s Complete Streets Program: Leominster

Panelists:
Michael Canales, City of North Adams
Wendy Wiiks, City of Leominster
James Czach, Town of West Springfield
Philip Duffy, Town of Clinton

Moderators:
Eileen Gunn, MassDOT
Andy Paul, MassDOT

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3E – Innovative Technologies in Active Transportation

Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - D

Innovative technology continues to transform the way we think about and solve transportation issues. Attendees will hear about these innovative applications that include new video technology that converts the images of pedestrians into digital data; technology that shows traffic counts and concentrations at different times of day; a smartphone mobile application for the visually impaired that leverages crowdsourced clues and picks up signals sent by beacons at MBTA piloted bus stops; and an MBTA pilot project with solar-powered e-Ink digital signage in places with no power.

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District Pedestrian & Vehicle Sensor Initiative
e-Ink Sign Pilot Project
BlindWays

Panelists:
Anita Lauricella, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District
Siobhan Cunningham, MBTA
David Baumgartner, Cambridge Systematics
Luiza Aguiar, Perkins School for the Blind
David Block-Schachter, MBTA

Moderator:
Kaitlyn Olbrich, MassDOT

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3F – Climate Resiliency and Transportation

Arlington Room

This panel will cover statewide initiatives on climate mitigation and adaptation. Included are MassDOT’s ongoing efforts to assess statewide transportation assets’ vulnerability to climate change, with a focus on riverine flooding; creating shared-use path trail networks through environmental and habitat sensitive areas, and results from MassDOT’s participation on a recent Copenhagen Urban Lab focused on storm surge/climate resilience.

Climate Resiliency and Transportation
Copenhagen Urban Lab: International lessons in storm surge resilience
Climate Change – Asset Vulnerability Assessment

Panelists: Brittany Meece, MassDOT
Tim Dexter, MassDOT
Aleece D’Onofrio, Stantec
Lily Oliver , MassDOT
Harshi Weerasinghe, MassDOT

Moderator:
Andrea D’Amato, MassDOT

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3G – A Focus on Customers: Transit Planning for the People

First Floor Studio 2 - MP

Learn about new MBTA-led initiatives to implement service improvements such as the Better Bus project; a late night bus pilot project; a GPS pilot on six bus routes; the Washington St dedicated bike/bus lane, and bus network redesign. Attendees will hear how grant funding is playing an increasingly important role in assisting with these initiatives.

Go Boston 2030
Partnering with Municipalities to make Bus Transit Faster and More Reliable Across the Greater Boston Region
Better Bus (technology)
Designing a Transit Network for the People

Panelists:
Wes Edwards and Logan Nash, MBTA
Vineet Gupta, Boston Transportation Department
Caroline Koch Vanasse, MassDOT

Moderator:
Alexandra Markiewicz, MassDOT

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Session 3H – Road Inventory Submission Application (RISA)
Boylston Room

MassDOT GIS Services has released the Road Inventory Submission Application (RISA). A tool designed to replace existing methods of updating the Road Inventory File with a modern, web-based interface. RISA will allow local and regional governments to add roads and suggest changes directly to the MassDOT Road Inventory File, a GIS product used to assess municipal Chapter 90 disbursements. MassDOT GIS Services staff will walk users through example scenarios, and workshop current data concerns. A user from a municipal or regional government in Massachusetts can get access to RISA through their GeoDOT account. If needed, you can request an account using the form on GeoDOT.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Session 4 – Statewide Bicycle Plan and Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability

First Floor Studios 1 & 2 - MP/ED/D

To realize the potential for everyday biking in Massachusetts and underscore MassDOT’s commitment to safety, MassDOT is releasing a new Statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan to make biking in Massachusetts a safe, comfortable, and convenient option for everyday travel. As part of the Bike Plan, MassDOT developed the Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability in recognition of the important role the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts will play. Created for municipal staff, elected officials, community members, and anyone interested in biking, the Resource Guide introduces core concepts to enhance community bikeability and directs readers to additional resources for more detailed information.

Be the first to preview the new Plan and Resource Guide, learn more, and share input.

MassDOT Bicycle Plan

Presenters:
Jonathan Gulliver, MassDOT
Jackie DeWolfe, MassDOT
Pete Sutton, MassDOT
Michelle Danila, MassDOT
Andy Paul, MassDOT

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Special event

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSPORTATION (YPT) SOCIAL HOUR

M.J. O’Connor’s
The Young Professionals in Transportation will be hosting a social hour immediately following the Moving Together Conference at MJ O’Connors - located next door to the conference. YPT will be providing light appetizers (while supplies last). Everyone is welcome!

Young Professionals in Transportation provides networking, professional development, and fellowship opportunities for young professionals in the transportation field. YPT does not provide an age definition for young - its membership and events are open to all.

 
Sponsors

What Moving Together Can Do For Your Company or Organization

When you exhibit at Moving Together, your company or organization will be visited by over 800 professionals involved in healthy transportation, planning, design, construction, public health, bike and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected offices, law enforcement and education. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the key decision makers involved in pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation. In addition, there are several opportunities to promote your company or organization through special sponsorship opportunities being offered throughout the day.

 

Additional benefits for sponsors and exhibitors include:

• Logo recognition on conference sponsor/exhibitor website page.

• Name and logo listed in conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• Your company name listed in the schedule at a glance that is distributed the morning of the event.

Online Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration Is Now Available!

Please click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page.

 

Photos of the audience and exhibitor

Special Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Level Sponsorship

A GOLD Level Sponsor includes booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

Your company logo on:

• Event website home page under Gold Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Email and direct mail marketing materials.

• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• The conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• A "thank you" banner featuring your company logo displayed in the main ballroom.

• Company listing on session agenda signs outside each room.

• Two complimentary attendee registrations.

Cost is $3,000.00

 

Silver Level Sponsorship

A SILVER Level Sponsor includes booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

Your company logo on:

• Event website home page under Silver Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Email and direct mail marketing materials.

• The event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• The conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• One complimentary attendee registration.

Cost is $1,500.00

 

Bronze Level Sponsorship

A BRONZE Level Sponsor includes booth space, skirted table and chair as well as the following:

Your company logo on:

• Event website home page under Bronze Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website).

• Event brochure that is distributed the morning of the event.

• The conference slide show played throughout the day in the main ballroom.

• One complimentary attendee registration.

Cost is $750.00

 

Exhibitor

Your Exhibitor Booth Includes:

• A 6-foot skirted table, one chair and one waste paper basket.

• Additional chairs are available on request, depending on the number of attendees registered by your organization.

• One complimentary attendee registration.

Cost is $500.00

The Registration Deadline has Pasted!

You may still register as a Sponsor or Exhibitor with limited benefits. 

EXHIBITOR PACKAGE

Online Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration Now Available!

Please click on the "Sponsor Fees" tab at the top of the page.

Registration forms can be faxed (413-545-9569) or emailed to donnelly@umass.edu. We welcome walking, bicycle-friendly and transit-friendly vendors, businesses, professional planning/design/engineering services, educational and non-profit advocacy groups.

Questions can be directed to Kathryn Donnelly 413-230-6791.

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Map for illustration purposes only. Booth location is approximate. Exhibitor booths will be located in Plaza Ballroom and on Mezzanine. **Booth choice is based on sponsorship level and order of registration payments received.

 

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Agenda

2018 Moving Together Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston

PROGRAM TRACKS:  MP (MULTIMODAL PLANS) ED (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT) D (DATA)

REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS: 7:45 am - 8:30 am

WELCOME SESSION: 8:30 am - 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom A
Stephanie Pollack – Secretary of Transportation & Chief Executive Officer, MassDOT
Monica Tibbits-Nutt  - Morning Keynote, Director, Fiscal Management Control Board & MassDOT Board of Directors
Pete Sutton – Master of Ceremonies, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, MassDOT


BREAK/EXHIBITS: 9:15 am - 9:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSION #1: 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Session 1A - Georgian Room –  Transforming the Waterfront through Active Transportation -  ED
Session 1B – Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - GeoDOT Overview – Building Municipal Partnerships through Data Sharing -  D
Session 1C – First Floor Studio 1 - Knowledge Sharing Round Table #1 – Statewide Pedestrian Plan Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability
Session 1D – Arlington Room - MBTA’s Rail Vision and First/Last Mile Solutions for Commuter Rail
Session 1E – First Floor Studio 2 -  Making the Commonwealth Safer:  It Takes All of Us -  MP

BREAK/EXHIBITS: 10:45 am - 11:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSION #2: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Session 2A – Georgian Room - Unlocking Economic Development through Transit - ED
Session 2B – Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - Measuring Performance: MassDOT’s Pedestrian Plan, Focus40 and Capital Investment Plan - D
Session 2C – First Floor Studio 1 - Knowledge Sharing Round Table #2 - Dockless Bikeshare and Motorized Scooters as New Mobility Services
Session 2D – First Floor Studio 2 - Regional Connectivity through Trails across the Commonwealth - MP
Session 2E – Arlington Room - Governor’s Council on Health and Aging - Working to Become the Most Age-friendly State


LUNCHEON/SECRETARY’S KEYNOTE ADDRESS/VIDEO AWARDS: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Grand Ballroom A
Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Transportation & Chief Executive Officer, MassDOT
Awards: Safe Streets/Smart Trips High School Video Contest

CONCURRENT SESSION #3: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 3A – SITE VISIT - Meet at Registration Table - Tontine Crescent Tactical Project 
Session 3B – SITE VISIT - Meet in Hotel Lobby - Longfellow Bridge and Appleton Footbridge
Session 3C – Georgian Room - MassTrails Official Launch
Session 3D - Complete Streets Implementation
Session 3E – Berkeley/Clarendon Rooms - Innovative Technologies in Active Transportation - D 
Session 3F – Arlington Room - Climate Resiliency and Transportation
Session 3G – First Floor Studio 2 - A Focus on Customers:  Transit Planning for the People – MP
Session 3H – Boylston Room - Road Inventory Submission Application (RISA)

BREAK/EXHIBITS: 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

SESSION #4: 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Session 4 – Statewide Bicycle Plan and Municipal Resource Guide for Bikeability - ED/MP/D

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSPORTATION (YPT) SOCIAL HOUR: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

M.J. O’Connor’s

SESSION ROOMS

mezzanine map

avenue 34 floor plan

News

MassDOT Encourages Students to Participate in International Walk and Roll to School Day, October 3rd

10/01/2018

International Walk and Roll to School Day (iWalk) will take place in communities throughout Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 3. MassDOT encourages students, parents, and school officials to take part in this annual event to promote a healthy and active lifestyle by walking and biking to school, using safe routes and wearing appropriate clothing, including helmets if cycling.

“We are pleased to see a large number of schools planning once again to take part in this event which showcases how easy it can be to walk or to bike,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO, Stephanie Pollack. “When communities publicize and assist the public with active transportation all of us benefit due to a reduction in traffic congestion and vehicle emissions, which leads to a safer, healthier, and greener Massachusetts.”

Last year, more than 300 schools in Massachusetts participated in the event, joining millions of individuals across the United States and in 40 countries around the world participating in iWalk.  This year, the number of Massachusetts participating schools is expected to be around 300 again.

“The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program, through MassDOT, partners with public elementary and middle schools to encourage and educate students to safely walk and bike to school,” said Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program Director, Diane Hanson. “This event is a great way for schools around Massachusetts to jumpstart their walking and biking initiatives for the school year. We hope to see them use this momentum to continue walking and biking to school year round.”

The Program also provides information, materials, and resources to support schools and communities with their local Safe Routes to School initiatives.  When a school registers for iWalk they can request bookmarks and stickers to distribute to participating students.  They may also receive certain safety items like backpack lights or reflective straps.

Through partnerships with schools across the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program highlights the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. Last year this program held over 220 safety education events in addition to hundreds of walk and bike to school events. This year, the program continues to grow with the addition of new initiatives like Safe Routes to School-related 6th grade lesson plans. These lesson plans are easily integrated into curriculums, allowing older students to learn about safe and active transportation.

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and with funds from the Federal Highway Administration, promotes safer routes for students to get to school by fostering partnerships between advocacy groups, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments. The program currently serves more than 800 public elementary and middle schools in 206 communities across the Commonwealth.

To find out how your school can participate in iWalk, contact Safe Routes to School Outreach Supervisor, Pat Kelsey, at 857-383-3810 or email at Patrick.Kelsey@dot.state.ma.us. Visit Safe Routes to School online.

 Written By: Klark Jessen

Courtesy of MassDOT Blog


Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

09/26/2018

On September 26 in South Boston, Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, and more gathered to celebrate the introduction of the 45th Bus, the MBTA’s first extended-range hybrid bus, into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet.

“Testing new technology will help the MBTA as they plan the future of the Silver Line and explore ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Commonwealth’s transportation system,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The MBTA will continue to evaluate additional enhancements to the bus fleet as it makes progress on delivering a more reliable bus network.”

“Putting this bus into service by the MBTA is part of the Commonwealth’s commitment to reducing gas emissions in a changing climate,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “With enhanced technology, the MBTA will evaluate how new buses can help deliver better service to customers.”

“We are continuing to strengthen our transportation system and explore innovative new technologies that will promote sustainability while improving service for our riders,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “This new extended-range hybrid bus will operate on a test basis throughout the MBTA’s service area and we look forward to learning more about the performance and feasibility of this mobility option.”

“While we work to improve the MBTA bus network, we have also been focused on embracing new technology that can help us deliver better service for our customers,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez.  “While we look forward to seeing how the 45th bus performs, we hope its advanced propulsion system can help us improve service, further reduce greenhouse gases, and position the T to be a leader in the adoption of new and innovative vehicles and components that could power the next generation of our bus fleet.”

In December 2015, the MBTA executed a contract with New Flyer Industries, Inc., for 44 60-foot, diesel-electric hybrid buses, which have all been delivered and currently operate along all Silver Line routes. This contract with New Flyer included options for additional vehicles, one of which was the option for one 60-foot extended-range hybrid bus. The MBTA exercised this option in July 2017 with this 45th bus delivered in September 2018.

With a commitment to vehicle efficiency, energy conservation, and sustainability, the MBTA continues to explore available technologies and new vehicles that are capable of zero-emissions operation in the Silver Line Transitway Tunnel, which serves the World Trade Center, Courthouse, and South Station stops. Extended-range hybrid buses like the 45th Bus feature the next generation of hybrid propulsion systems that reduce greenhouse gases and Nitrogen Oxide emissions. While also incorporating overall passenger accommodation improvements included on all recent new bus procurements, the 45th Bus also includes engine “start/stop” technology, which automatically reduces the time a bus idles when stopped, and all-electric accessories that improve maintenance costs.

On surface roads, the 45th Bus operates as a typical hybrid vehicle. Upon arriving at the Silver Line Transitway Tunnel, the engine turns off with the bus operating through the Tunnel completely on its all-electric, zero-emissions battery. This technology does not require the use of overhead catenary wire, which is used to power the current dual-mode articulated (DMA) Silver Line fleet within the Tunnel. Eliminating the need for the complex catenary wire infrastructure within the Tunnel has the potential to substantially reduce infrastructure maintenance costs. While operating with battery power, the 45th Bus is able to make all underground station stops before returning to the street level where its engine is restarted and the batteries are recharged as it operates on surface roads.

With the 45th Bus in service, MBTA staff will evaluate its performance for sixth months, focusing on its operation on different routes, during different seasons, and in varying types of weather conditions. Testing of the bus will focus on optimizing its power consumption and battery life/health. The MBTA will also evaluate the start/stop technology for potential implementation of a zero-emissions operation at Logan Airport. Based on the results of this six-month testing period, the MBTA will consider an option for up to forty-five additional extended range hybrid buses.

The MBTA also continues to evaluate the maintenance, operations, and facility needs for its next generation of buses with plans to completely replace the existing DMA bus fleet as it reaches the end of its useful life. Alternative vehicle types, including other types of battery-powered buses, for use within the Silver Line Transitway Tunnel continue to be evaluated.

For more information, visit mbta.com.
Written By: Klark Jessen

Courtesy of MassDOT Blog

 

Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Draft is completed, public comment period now open 

 
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the Draft Massachusetts Pedestrian Transportation Plan is now available for public comment. You can review the plan and provide feedback online here.  
 
MassDOT is focused on making the Commonwealth’s transportation system more sustainable – to make it safe and comfortable for people to choose to walk, bike, and take transit for more of their daily trips.
 
The Pedestrian Plan is important because we are all pedestrians at some point in our daily travels – we walk to get to school or work, to our cars and to transit stops and stations, or simply crossing the street to get to a store. Pedestrians are not just people on two feet, but anyone who uses wheelchairs, canes, or other assistive mobility devices. 
 
The Plan defines a vision for Massachusetts in which all people have a safe and comfortable walking option for short trips. The Plan presents an action-oriented strategy with the goal of increasing the percentage of short trips made by walking and also eliminating pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries. Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing over the last decade in Massachusetts. The plan goes into further detail about the state of walking today.
 
The underlying principles of the Plan:
Principle 1: Treat people walking the same way we do people driving. For decades, transportation planning has prioritized automobile travel over all other modes. This orientation has led to transportation and land use decisions that focus on making driving more convenient and safer, often at the expense of other travel modes including walking, bicycling, and transit. MassDOT aims to update practices to provide the same care by implementing the initiatives in this Plan.
 
Principle 2: Focus on systematic safety improvements. Rather than being fixed independent of other projects, infrastructure deficiencies in pedestrian facilities (such as crumbling sidewalks) are typically handled as part of larger roadway projects. While it is important that we address pedestrian facilities as critical elements of larger transportation needs, attention to individual areas or projects is needed as well.   
Principle 3: Lead by example and support municipalities. Municipalities are critical to the success of this Plan. MassDOT owns just 8% of all sidewalk miles and 8.2% of all roadway miles in the state, which means that most pedestrian facilities fall under local control. By investing in MassDOT-owned facilities, MassDOT is not only upgrading critical network elements, but is also establishing best practices for communities to emulate.
 
The Action Plan lays out a set of new initiatives and related actions to address identified needs to meet the plan goals. The six initiatives include:
Initiative 1: Promote pedestrian safety, accessibility, and connectivity in investment decision-making and project development.
Initiative 2: Establish a set of prioritized pedestrian projects on MassDOT-owned roadways and bridges to address critical safety, accessibility, and connectivity gaps.
            Initiative 3: Slow vehicle speeds and improve visibility of people walking.
            Initiative 4: Improve pedestrian accessible paths of travel to transit.
            Initiative 5: Launch a year-round maintenance and operations plan for   MassDOT-owned pedestrian facilities and support municipalities to do the same.
            Initiative 6: Invest in data collection to inform initiatives 1-5 and to track progress.
 
In addition to the Plan, a companion document was created, called the Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability in recognition of the important role local cities and towns play. The purpose of the guide is to support cities and towns in their efforts to improve walkability as the vast majority of roadways and sidewalks statewide are under local ownership. A draft guide was released in September of 2017 and an updated version will be published with the final Pedestrian Plan later this year.
 
Over the last two years, the Pedestrian Plan and Municipal Resource Guide for Walkability were informed by public feedback and data analysis. The Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board served as the steering committee for the plan. 
    
For more information on the Pedestrian Plan and to provide feedback: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/pedestrian-plan.

 

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Complete Streets Funding Program Awards and Milestone

09/10/2018

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, municipal officials, and stakeholders at a ceremony in Peabody to celebrate the most recent round of Complete Streets grants where $7 million was awarded to 24 communities and recognize the milestone of half of all cities and towns across the Commonwealth putting in place formal policies encouraging the advancement of Complete Streets infrastructure.

A “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and accessible options for travelers of all ages and abilities including bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation. The Baker-Polito Administration has now awarded a total of approximately $30 million in construction funding for 103 projects since creating a funding program for Complete Streets in February 2016.

For example, Peabody is receiving $399,820 through this round of awards to build a multi-use path from the J. Henry Higgins Middle School to Emerson Park, reconstruct sidewalks, add new wheelchair ramps, install new crosswalks, and add signage. This will increase connectivity for local residents and school children and better enable people to walk or bike safely through this area.

“The investments in these communities are just a few examples of how we are partnering with municipalities to strengthen the transportation system and increase access to jobs, businesses, schools, and economic opportunities throughout local neighborhoods,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “With half of the Commonwealth’s communities participating in Complete Streets projects, we are continuing to make progress to improve transportation infrastructure in our cities and towns.”

“We are proud to continue working closely with our local partners and help ensure they are able to achieve their local development goals and improve their own roadways, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, pathways, and intersections through the Complete Streets program,”said Lieutenant Governor Polito. “Peabody and all of the award winners will be able to carry out multi-modal infrastructure projects using this funding and provide new and improved accommodations for people using all forms of travel.”

“With the leadership of Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, MassDOT is continuing to partner with cities and towns and ensure that our roadways work for all users – regardless of their age, ability, or mode of travel,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “This program has now awarded over $30 million in construction funding for local cities and towns throughout Massachusetts, and we are continuing to receive positive input and support from the residents and commuters who are experiencing this program’s benefits.”

“The Complete Streets funding enables Peabody to build a much-needed multi-use path from the new Higgins Middle School to Emerson Park,” said Mayor Bettencourt. “We are grateful to the Baker-Polito Administration for their continued support of cities and towns and to our legislative delegation for its ongoing advocacy for infrastructure dollars.”

“We thank our municipal partners and all of the staff members who are involved in managing this program and implementing these multi-modal projects across the Commonwealth,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “These transportation investments are important not for what they are, but for what they do – increase connectivity and better allow people to reach destinations such as friends, families, and opportunities that improve our quality of life.”

The Complete Streets Funding Program was launched on February 1, 2016. To date, 176 municipalities have approved policies and 116 have approved Prioritization Plans. Examples of projects that can be addressed through the program include improved street lighting, radar speed signage, intersection signalization, new multi-modal paths and new signals at crosswalks.

“The Complete Streets program provides critical funding for communities to ensure that our roadway network properly supports all drivers, bikers, and pedestrians,” said Senator Joan Lovely. “I am pleased that Beverly, Salem, and 22 other municipalities will receive these awards to make important infrastructure improvements for both residents and visitors.”

“This is another example of the strong working relationship between state and local government where Peabody residents are the beneficiaries of that partnership,” said Representative Thomas P. Walsh.

The full list of communities receiving awards through this round of the Complete Streets Funding Program is as follows: 
Adams will receive $290,281 for improvements including new sidewalks and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps on Crotteau Street and a portion of Murray Street, which will increase pedestrian connectivity between several key points within the town and the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, and improve pavement and drainage conditions along Crotteau Street.

Ashland will receive $311,336 for pedestrian safety improvements at the Homer Avenue and Central Street intersection, and along Pleasant Street to provide safer access to the nearby MBTA Commuter Rail Station. Improvements such as new crossing signals will also be made in local school zones. Additionally, a bicycle lane and appropriate signage will allow a safe bicycle connection to Route 135 and abutting neighborhoods.

Bedford will receive $393,250 to install new sidewalks on Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue and Bacon Road and add a raised crosswalk at two locations. Additionally, signals will be installed at the existing crosswalk on Great Road at the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail for access to MBTA bus stops and other destinations.

Beverly will receive $400,000 to reconstruct Cabot Street by extending sidewalk and pedestrian crossings improvements, widen sidewalks, shorten pedestrian crossings, add curb ramps, and put in place bike lane markings. Through this multi-phase project, the entire reconstruction on this roadway will include over a half mile stretch of the core downtown commercial corridor and Beverly Cultural District.

Braintree will receive $94,972 for the installation of bicycle lanes, pavement markings and signage on Granite Street to improve travel.  In addition, U-loop style bicycle storage racks will be installed at area schools and Sunset Lake Beach.

Gloucester will receive $398,348 to improve travel  for cyclists by installing bicycle lanes along Route 127 and Main Street through Downtown Gloucester. Safety improvements at O’Malley School will include reconstruction of the Reynard and Cherry Street intersection and the addition of a crosswalk and pedestrian signals across Poplar Street.

Holyoke will receive $389,819 for the installation of pedestrian traffic signals, sidewalks, and ADA compliant curb ramps, as well as bicycle lanes on several streets in the town.

Lynn will receive $354,010 for the reconstruction of Central Avenue from Andrew Street to Oxford Street with the reconfiguration of existing ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian traffic signal equipment. Traffic signal timing will also be modified along with the installation of countdown crosswalk signals with audible push buttons, and new STOP signs on the approach to crosswalks.

Medford will receive $149,088 to improve Tufts Square intersections by rebuilding sidewalks, repaving the intersection area and adding new pedestrian and bicycle signals and signage.

Middleton will receive $171,925 to reconstruct the intersection of Maple Street (Route 62) at Liberty Street to enhance safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Work will include shortening pedestrian crossing distances, constructing new sidewalks with curb ramps, and adding ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps.  This project will reconfigure the intersection to facilitate the flow of traffic, and improve safety for all users.

Milton will receive $396,703 for a project which includes reconstructing the northbound sidewalk on Lincoln Street to create a two-way shared use side path along the property of Pierce Middle School. Additional pedestrian improvements in the town include curb extensions, and restriping and widening of sidewalks.

Natick will receive $204,424 to make pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the Campus Street and West Street corridor and the Newfield Drive corridor such as widening sidewalks and adding street lights. This will allow for safer and easier access from Natick High School and area recreation areas and neighborhoods, and improved access from the West Natick MBTA Station to local neighborhoods.

Norwell will receive $200,000 to install sidewalks on Main Street (Route 123) between South Street and the Norwell Middle School and two new crosswalks at South Street and Cushing Hill Road. These pedestrian improvements will connect key destinations including the Norwell High School and Library on South Street and the Middle School on Main Street. This will allow students and others to easily and safely walk between locations for after school actives, sporting practices and events.

Palmer will receive $178,282 for sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades, adding features which include pedestrian signals, ADA compliant ramps and curb extensions to reduce crossing distances.

Peabody will receive $399,820 to install a path on Perkins Street from the J. Henry Higgins Middle School to Emerson Park at Fay Avenue. From Fay Avenue to Lowell Street, the existing sidewalks along Perkins Street will be reconstructed and will include ADA compliant wheelchair ramps.

Sherborn will receive $210,284 to reconstruct a sidewalk on Main Street and construct a multi-modal path to provide a connection from Whitney Street to the Upper Charles Trail. In addition, two speed feedback displays will be installed along with school zone speed limit signs on Eliot Street and North Main Street.

South Hadley will receive $385,001 for the installation of pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, ADA compliant ramps, the reduction of pedestrian crossing distances, and improvements in visibility for safer access to all users. Bicycle safety improvements will include new bicycle lanes and shared use markings.

Stoneham will receive $379,084 for safety improvements to the Pleasant and Williams Street and Pleasant and Spring Street intersections. Additionally, pedestrian safety improvements will be made to Central Street, and a bicycle rack will be installed at the town common.

Stow will receive $265,134 for improvements to Great Road including the reconstruction of the intersections with Harvard Road and Old Bolton Road. Additionally, this project will install new bicycle lanes and pavement markings along Route 117.

Tewksbury will receive $400,000 for the reconstruction of sidewalks and safety improvements including new wheelchair ramps, pedestrian signals, and bicycle markings. Additionally, the LRTA bus stop will be relocated to a new ADA-complaint location.

Tyngsborough will receive $396,631 to reconstruct the intersection of Kendall Road and Winslow Road and add new sidewalks and curb extensions, pedestrian signals, and ADA compliant ramps. In addition, a shared use path along Winslow Road will be installed and will provide a direct connection to the new recreation center.

Watertown will receive $289,814 for a project which includes the installation of a raised crosswalk with ADA compliant ramps and pedestrian signals on Warren Street at the Cunniff Elementary School entrance. Additional pedestrian and bicycle improvements include the widening of the existing community path and the relocation and reconstruction of the existing Watertown Street sidewalk.

West Tisbury will receive $141,500 for pedestrian accommodations including a crosswalk with ADA compliant curb ramps, pedestrian signals, yield signage, and crosswalk paint. A shared use path connection will be installed on the northbound side of Old County Road at the crosswalk to the State Forest entrance to provide an accessible link to the State Forest network for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Williamstown will receive $167,847 for the installation of solar-powered pedestrian signals at 6 locations along Main Street. This award will also enable the installation of 500 feet of new ADA accessible sidewalk and curb ramps along South Street which will connect the Buxton School to the Clark Art Institute and the rest of downtown.

Please visit the Complete Streets website for additional information. Check the Complete Streets Map for the status of community participation and documents.

Written by Klark Jessen

Courtesy of MassDOT Blog

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up

August 14, 2018 - Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, CRRC leadership, and more viewed a mock-up of the new Red Line car today at City Hall Plaza. The public is also invited to view the Red Line mock-up staged at City Hall Plaza beginning today until 7 p.m. and Wednesday, August 15, and Thursday, August 16, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“Our administration is investing over $1 billion to completely replace the fleets of the Red and Orange Lines, in addition to upgrading track and signals throughout the system to support the new cars,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Through all of these investments in the core infrastructure of the MBTA, we will be able to deliver a more reliable system for our customers.”

“The new Red Line cars will provide increased capacity and upgraded technology, offering MBTA customers a more comfortable ride,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Unveiling this mock-up today is an important milestone, and we encourage members of the public to come to City Hall Plaza and tour the new cars.”

“New fleet vehicles are just one of the many investments being made by the Baker-Polito Administration to improve the customer experience and improve service,” said MassDOT Secretary Pollack. “The MBTA is investing nearly $2 billion in the Red Line as part of the Red Line/Orange Line Improvement Program, which includes procuring these new Red Line vehicles. The upcoming new fleet for the Red Line, coupled with new and improved track, signals, and other core infrastructure upgrades translates to a better, more reliable service for MBTA customers.”

“This mock-up is just a preview of what’s to come for Red Line riders. Increased capacity, technology-enhanced signage, and accessibility improvements are just some of the advanced features included on the new cars, giving our Red Line customers a more reliable ride,” said MBTA General Manager Ramírez. “We encourage everyone to check out this mock-up car on City Hall Plaza and let us know what they think so we can incorporate the public’s feedback into the new Red Line cars’ final design.”

“BTD is delighted that the MBTA is upgrading their fleet of Red and Orange Line trains. Offering affordable, reliable, and more comfortable transit on the Red and Orange Lines will entice more people to leave their personal cars at home and take public transportation into the City each day,” said City of Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca. “Fewer cars operating in Boston will result in safer and less congested streets, and represents another step taken toward meeting our Go Boston 2030 goals.”

“We embrace the opportunity to partner with the MBTA on that signature project,” said CRRC MA President Chuanhe Zhou. “Together we have reached yet another milestone in introducing new subway cars to customers and visitors to Boston. We look forward to continued success and a prosperous partnership.”

In 2014, the MBTA awarded CRRC MA the contract to design and manufacture the new Orange and Red Line subway cars with the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board voting in December 2016 to replace the entirety of the Red Line fleet with new cars. New, modern vehicles, including 152 Orange and 252 Red line subway cars, comprised of the same make and model have multiple operational and maintenance benefits, and customers will be provided with more trains that run more frequently and reliably.

The mock-up is two-thirds the actual size of the new cars and showcases amenities and aesthetics to be included within the new cars. MBTA staff traveled to Changchun, China, in March 2018 to evaluate the Red Line mock-up car, which was also used by the MBTA and CRRC MA engineers during the vehicle development process.

With feedback from the public, the vehicle’s modern design boasts increased capacity, accessibility improvements, technology-enhanced signage, and emergency intercom units. The new cars have the latest propulsion and braking systems, allowing the achievement of a three-minute headway target, reducing customer wait times. A standardized Red Line fleet comprised of entirely new cars also allows the MBTA to implement a life-cycle maintenance program, resulting in better maintained vehicles, fewer disabled trains causing service disruptions, and an extended service life of at least thirty years. Accessibility improvements include wider door openings for easier boarding, minimized gaps between platform and car door, dedicated accessibility areas, and technology advanced audio and visual passenger information.

Construction of CRRC MA’s first North American rail car manufacturing facility in Springfield, Massachusetts was completed in April 2018 with the facility equipped with a 2,240-foot dynamic test track and a staging/storage area to accommodate the assembly of all 404 railcar vehicles for the MBTA.
Assembly of the new Orange Line cars is underway at CRRC MA’s Springfield facility with the first Orange Line production cars scheduled to be completed in December 2018. The assembly of new Red Line vehicles will follow beginning in summer 2019 and will be tested on an area of test track in South Boston. Delivery of both fleets will continue through 2022 with all production vehicles assembled and tested in the CRRC MA facility in Springfield.

Orange and Red Line signal upgrades also continue to take place with work on both lines. Substantial Red Line upgrades are expected to be completed in July 2021 and substantial Orange Line upgrades are expected to be completed in February 2022. These $350.95-million investments include a complete upgrade to the signaling and train control systems for both the Red and Orange Lines as well as Phase II work performed at Columbia Junction on the Red Line and wayside signal replacement work along the southwest corridor of the Orange Line.

Total value of the New Vehicle Procurement Program is nearly $1,010 million. The total value of the Red Line/Orange Line Improvement Program as a whole, which includes vehicle procurement, infrastructure improvements, signal upgrades, and state of good repair projects, is $1,982.03 million.

For more information, visit mbta.com

Written By: Klark Jessen

Courtesy of MassDOT blog

MassDOT Celebrates New Section of Assabet River Rail Trail

August 10, 2018 - Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, elected officials, municipal leaders, MassDOT staff, rail trail advocates and members of the public for a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of the latest segment of the Assabet River Rail Trail in Acton and Maynard.

Through this project, 3.4 miles of new multi-use rail trail were constructed, and bridges at Tobin Park in Maynard and Mill Pond in Acton were replaced. This rail trail links the downtown Maynard business district with the South Acton MBTA Commuter Rail Station and the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, providing an alternative transportation option for people throughout these communities. The first 4 mile phase of the trail from Marlboro to Hudson was completed in 2005.

“MassDOT is pleased to have completed this new section of the Assabet River Rail Trail so that people in these local neighborhoods can bike, walk, or use other active forms of transportation to reach the places they need to be,” said Secretary Pollack. “By strengthening our trails network, we can provide more options for travelers, better connect people to transit services, promote healthy and environmentally friendly forms of transportation, and allow residents and commuters to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Commonwealth.”

“We are proud to have constructed this multimodal trail and provided another option for people who are traveling throughout these communities,” said Highway Administrator Gulliver. “We appreciate the hard work of the MassDOT crews, contractors, designers, and planners who have carried out this project, and thank the community and local leaders for their assistance and support during this process.”

Construction activities began in 2016  and included constructing a 12-foot wide paved surface with two-foot shoulders, installing traffic control measures at roadway crossings, replacing existing bridges in Acton and Maynard, and installing new boardwalk in Acton.

Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has constructed or funded 150 miles of paved trails, adding to the current statewide inventory of 565 miles of paved trails. Over 30 miles of trails spanning over a dozen projects are currently expected to be completed across the Commonwealth in 2018.

In 2017, Governor Baker established an Interagency Trails Team which is led by the Governor’s office and is comprised of staff from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The purpose of the team is to help develop a unified vision for a trails network and translate that into strategic investments, policy innovation to facilitate the development of trails, and an enhanced relationship with municipal partners.

MassDOT’s 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) sets aside $160 million for multi-use pathways as well as $60 million for high-priority projects through the statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plans that are currently being completed. Other efforts to strengthen multimodal transportation include the Administration’s Complete Streets Funding Program, which has awarded over $23 million to municipalities throughout the Commonwealth to build pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

Courtesy of MassDOT Blog

MBTA: Needham, Fairmount Line Station Improvements Project

August 7, 2018 - The MBTA has announced a new Station Improvements Project aimed at enhancing the customer experience in stations across the MBTA system.

Improvements will be specific to each station, including in-depth lighting upgrades, station power washing, and overgrown vegetation clearing among other station improvements. The first stations to receive these improvements are those along the Needham and Fairmount Lines with this work taking place during five consecutive weekends from August 11 through September 9.

“As part of our goal to improve the customer experience throughout the MBTA system, we are launching this station revitalization initiative at T and commuter rail facilities,” said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. “In addition to the significant investments we are making to improve system reliability, these aesthetic and safety upgrades at stations will further enhance our customers’ travels.”

“Our teams work hard continuously to keep Commuter Rail stations and the railroad right of way in good condition,” said Keolis General Manager and CEO David Scorey. “With these short-term weekend closures, we will be able to go even further in improving the appearance and upkeep of the lines for passengers, helping to make it more pleasant for existing riders and hopefully more welcoming for new riders.”

Much like the MBTA’s commitment to investing in infrastructure improvements, the MBTA has also committed to improving the commutes of its riders by upgrading and enhancing the stations it serves. Additional commuter rail and subway lines will be scheduled in the coming months to receive the same enhancements.

During the five weekends, crews will re-paint yellow lines where needed, replace signage and old MBTA system maps, repair stairways and concrete, perform landscaping work, replace bike racks where present, remove graffiti if present, and perform trash removal along track areas, among other improvements specific to each station.

In order to complete these station enhancements, all weekend Fairmount Line train service from South Station to Readville Station will be replaced with alternate shuttle bus service in both directions beginning Saturday, August 11, through Sunday, September 9. For the Fairmount Line, the existing shuttle buses in place to accommodate the construction of Blue Hill Avenue Station will be expanded to cover all the stations between Readville and South Station. Blue Hill Avenue Station construction will continue to occur during these five weekends.

Saturday train service on the Needham Line will be suspended for station enhancements beginning Saturday, August 11, through Saturday, September 8 (the Needham Line does not operate on Sundays). During this time, customers are instead encouraged to utilize alternate MBTA services that exist nearby:
Needham Heights, Needham Center, and Needham Junction customers are instead encouraged to utilize the Route 59 bus, which connects to Newton Highlands on the Green Line D branch and to Watertown Square.
West Roxbury, Highland, Bellevue, and Roslindale Village customers are instead encouraged to utilize Route 35, 36, and 37, which connect to and from Forest Hills on the Orange Line, offering connections to Ruggles and Back Bay.
Hersey Station customers are encouraged to instead travel to Needham Junction or West Roxbury for connections to noted area bus service.
For more information, please visit mbta.com.

Courtesy of MassDOT Blog

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder to Share the Road with Bicyclists

August 6, 2018 - The beautiful summer weather allows us to take advantage of many enjoyable outdoor activities, including bicycling. Bicycling can be fun and care-free, however, there are potential dangers when motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the road. MassDOT, along with the help of MAPFRE Insurance, want to ensure that both those on bikes and in vehicles maintain a safe road environment for everyone.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 818 bicyclists were killed in 2015 alone, a 12.2% increase from 2014. While it’s important to remember that it is primarily the responsibility of drivers to prevent these accidents, cyclists must also ride with safety in mind. NHTSA also notes that from 2000 to 2012, there was a 64% increase in the amount of people bicycling as their form of transportation to and from work. With more bicyclists on the road, avoiding crashes has never been more imperative.

MassDOT and MAPRE Insurance offer some friendly reminders on how you can keep the roads of Massachusetts bike-friendly: Remember to ride your bike responsibly, following the same rules as motorists. Make sure your bike fits you properly, especially adjusting for proper seat height; if the bike is too big or too small, it’s harder to control. Before hopping on your bicycle, make sure that all items of clothing are tucked properly so they don’t get caught in your bike chain. Small checks like this can ensure your safety while riding. It also a good idea to always wear a helmet.

As a driver, it’s important to always drive defensively. Stay alert and focused on your surroundings by scanning the road to locate any cyclists before your car approaches them. Always assume the bicyclist doesn’t see you; it’s better to be safe rather than sorry.

Even the safest of drivers need a little help sometimes, which is why the MassDOT Highway Assistance Program sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance is here to help with fixing minor mechanical problems, flat tires, fuel shortages, and emergency situations. MAPFRE Insurance is also a sponsor for the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon that raises money for treatment and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event will take place August 4th through August 5th, beginning with an opening ceremony that will be broadcast live on WBZ-TV, another PMC sponsor.

The Highway Assistance Program, sponsored by MAPFRE, monitors the state’s busiest highways and turnpikes around Metro Boston, Worcester, Springfield & Cape Cod (seasonal) Monday through Friday during the peak hours of 6:00AM- 10:00AM and 3:00PM-7:00PM. MAPFRE cares about the safety of state residents and vacationing visitors, which is why we continue to sponsor such a helpful program in hopes of providing a little more piece of mind for motorists in the summer and throughout the year.

Written By Patrick McDonald, CPCU, CEO, Northeast Region, MAPFRE Insurance

Courtesy of the MassDOT blog

 

 

MBTA: Draft Focus40 Plan Available for Public Comment

August 1, 2018

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez today announced the release for public comment of a draft of Focus40: The 2040 Investment Plan for the MBTA. MassDOT and the MBTA are seeking feedback on all aspects of the Plan prior to its final release in the autumn. The public comment period will be open through September 21, 2018. A public feedback form is available at mbtafocus40.com.

Overview
Focus40 provides a roadmap for the development of future MBTA five-year Capital Investment Plans. By investing in families of key system upgrades – called ‘Programs’ – the MBTA will be able to better serve its customers and the communities through which it runs. Focus40 also identifies ‘Priority Places’ for new or improved service. These are places that have the greatest likelihood of delivering ridership and other meaningful benefits to the region.

Focus40 was developed through data analysis, public input (including more than 100 hours spent interviewing customers at transit stops and stations), and engagement with experts and other key stakeholders. It is also informed by the MBTA’s Strategic Plan.

Focus40 utilizes scenario planning, a decision-making framework, to better understand what the Greater Boston region might be like in 2040. As the MBTA looks to the future, and considers factors that impact the future of transportation, including issues such as autonomous vehicle technology, commuting patterns, housing costs, and a changing climate, scenario planning can help ensure that the MBTA makes prudent investments that will support a reliable, robust, high-capacity, and resilient transit system.

Investment Programs

Focus40 is comprised of twelve investment Programs categorized into We’re Doing, We’re Planning, and We’re Imagining phases:
Category                               Timeline                                         Description                                             
We’re Doing                          Commitments through 2023        Investments already underway or in the five-year Capital Investment Plan.

We’re Planning                     Next priorities                                 Important investments that meet the needs of the region in 2040, to be planned and phased over time.

We’re Imagining                  TBD                                                    Potentially transformative investment ideas, the feasibility, benefits, and costs of which must be better understood before the MBTA can make a decision about how and whether to move forward with them.

The contents of each of the twelve investment Programs range from specific project ideas to broader concepts. They are organized in the following way:
Eight programs focus on existing MBTA modes and services (Red Line, Bus, Commuter Rail, etc.)
Three programs focus on systemwide needs (customer experience, resiliency, and accessibility/paratransit).
One program focuses on possible future expansion projects and services, with an emphasis on Priority Places.
Notable priorities include:
Capacity improvements for each rapid transit line, including a capacity expansion of at least 50 percent on the Green Line.
Exploration of ways to speed boarding times, improve safety, and reduce delays.
Investments in resiliency and ‘greening’ the fleet with vehicles running on different and cleaner fuels.

While some near-term improvements for Commuter Rail are identified in Focus40, the MBTA Rail Vision will be looking in more detail at capital investment needs for alternative rail service models and system electrification, as well as other possibilities.

For more information and to provide your feedback on the draft Focus40 plan, please visit 

www.mbtafocus40.com  

Original article from MassDOT blog

 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

 

July 13, 2018 - The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today announced awards totaling approximately $6.4 million to 22 communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program. These awards will be used to fund local, multimodal infrastructure projects that improve accessibility for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation.

“This popular program is just one of the many ways our administration is partnering with cities and towns to improve their own roadways to increase access to economic opportunities and connectivity throughout local neighborhoods,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We are proud to announce this latest round of award winners to help ensure that local roads and transportation infrastructure provide accommodations for all modes of travel.”

“We are pleased to continue supporting our municipal partners so they can achieve their transportation and economic development goals,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “These funding awards will enable communities across the Commonwealth to carry out projects that install new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, intersections, and other accommodations for people to safely and easily reach the places they need to go.”

A “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes and for all people, taking into account the ages and abilities of individuals. The Baker-Polito Administration has now awarded a total of approximately $30 million in construction funding since creating a funding program for Complete Streets in February 2016.

“Thanks to the leadership and support of Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito, MassDOT is continuing to partner with municipalities to increase connectivity and better enable residents and commuters to reach their jobs, homes, friends, families, and opportunities across the Commonwealth,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “The Complete Streets Program is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring that our roadways work for everyone and benefit people of all ages, abilities, and modes of travel.”

“We appreciate the hard work of all those who are helping manage and implement this important funding program,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “We are continuing to receive positive feedback and support from the local communities that are benefiting from these awards and we look forwarding to seeing these projects carried out.”

These Complete Streets funding awards are in addition to $900 million authorized by the Baker-Polito Administration in Chapter 90 local transportation funding for cities and towns since 2015. In addition, $21.2 million has also been awarded through the Administration’s Small Bridge Program, which was announced in 2016 and allows municipalities to repair or replace their small bridges which are not eligible for federal funding.

The Complete Streets Funding Program was launched on February 1, 2016. To date, 161 municipalities have approved policies and 111 have approved Prioritization Plans. Examples of projects that can be addressed through the program include improved street lighting, radar speed signage, intersection signalization, new multimodal paths and new signals at crosswalks.

Today’s announcement regarding the Complete Streets Program provides funding to the following communities:

Adams will receive $290,281 for improvements including new sidewalks and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps on Crotteau Street and a portion of Murray Street, which will increase pedestrian connectivity between several key points within the town and the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, and improve pavement and drainage conditions along Crotteau Street.

Ashland will receive $311,336 for pedestrian safety improvements at the Homer Avenue and Central Street intersection, and along Pleasant Street to provide safer access to the nearby MBTA Commuter Rail Station. Improvements such as new crossing signals will also be made in local school zones. Additionally, a bicycle lane and appropriate signage will allow a safe bicycle connection to Route 135 and abutting neighborhoods.

Bedford will receive $393,250 to install new sidewalks on Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue and Bacon Road and add a raised crosswalk at two locations. Additionally, signals will be installed at the existing crosswalk on Great Road at the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail for access to MBTA bus stops and other destinations.

Braintree will receive $94,972 for the installation of bicycle lanes, pavement markings and signage on Granite Street to improve travel.  In addition, U-loop style bicycle storage racks will be installed at area schools and Sunset Lake Beach.

Gloucester will receive $398,348 to improve travel  for cyclists by installing bicycle lanes along Route 127 and Main Street through Downtown Gloucester. Safety improvements at O’Malley School will include reconstruction of the Reynard and Cherry Street intersection and the addition of a crosswalk and pedestrian signals across Poplar Street.

Holyoke will receive $389,819 for the installation of pedestrian traffic signals, sidewalks, and ADA compliant curb ramps, as well as bicycle lanes on several streets in the town.

Lynn will receive $354,010 for the reconstruction of Central Avenue from Andrew Street to Oxford Street with the reconfiguration of existing ramps, crosswalks, and pedestrian traffic signal equipment. Traffic signal timing will also be modified along with the installation of countdown crosswalk signals with audible push buttons, and new STOP signs on the approach to crosswalks.

Medford will receive $149,088 to improve Tufts Square intersections by rebuilding sidewalks, repaving the intersection area and adding new pedestrian and bicycle signals and signage.

Middleton will receive $171,925 to reconstruct the intersection of Maple Street (Route 62) at Liberty Street to enhance safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Work will include shortening pedestrian crossing distances, constructing new sidewalks with curb ramps, and adding ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps. This project will reconfigure the intersection to facilitate the flow of traffic, and improve safety for all users.

Milton will receive $396,703 for a project which includes reconstructing the northbound sidewalk on Lincoln Street to create a two-way shared use side path along the property of Pierce Middle School. Additional pedestrian improvements in the town include curb extensions, and restriping and widening of sidewalks.

Natick will receive $204,424 to make pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the Campus Street and West Street corridor and the Newfield Drive corridor such as widening sidewalks and adding street lights. This will allow for safer and easier access from Natick High School and area recreation areas and neighborhoods, and improved access from the West Natick MBTA Station to local neighborhoods.

Palmer will receive $178,282 for sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades, adding features which include pedestrian signals, ADA compliant ramps and curb extensions to reduce crossing distances.

Peabody will receive $399,820 to install a path on Perkins Street from the J. Henry Higgins Middle School to Emerson Park at Fay Avenue. From Fay Avenue to Lowell Street, the existing sidewalks along Perkins Street will be reconstructed and will include ADA compliant wheelchair ramps.

Sherborn will receive $210,284 to reconstruct a sidewalk on Main Street and construct a multi-modal path to provide a connection from Whitney Street to the Upper Charles Trail. In addition, two speed feedback displays will be installed along with school zone speed limit signs on Eliot Street and North Main Street.

South Hadley will receive $385,001 for the installation of pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, ADA compliant ramps, the reduction of pedestrian crossing distances, and improvements in visibility for safer access to all users. Bicycle safety improvements will include new bicycle lanes and shared use markings.

Stoneham will receive $379,084 for safety improvements to the Pleasant and Williams Street and Pleasant and Spring Street intersections. Additionally, pedestrian safety improvements will be made to Central Street, and a bicycle rack will be installed at the town common.

Stow will receive $265,134 for improvements to Great Road including the reconstruction of the intersections with Harvard Road and Old Bolton Road. Additionally, this project will install new bicycle lanes and pavement markings along Route 117.

Tewksbury will receive $400,000 for the reconstruction of sidewalks and safety improvements including new wheelchair ramps, pedestrian signals, and bicycle markings. Additionally, the LRTA bus stop will be relocated to a new ADA-complaint location.

Tyngsborough will receive $396,631 to reconstruct the intersection of Kendall Road and Winslow Road and add new sidewalks and curb extensions, pedestrian signals, and ADA compliant ramps. In addition, a shared use path along Winslow Road will be installed and will provide a direct connection to the new recreation center.

Watertown will receive $289,814 for a project which includes the installation of a raised crosswalk with ADA compliant ramps and pedestrian signals on Warren Street at the Cunniff Elementary School entrance. Additional pedestrian and bicycle improvements include the widening of the existing community path and the relocation and reconstruction of the existing Watertown Street sidewalk.

West Tisbury will receive $141,500 for pedestrian accommodations including a crosswalk with ADA compliant curb ramps, pedestrian signals, yield signage, and crosswalk paint. A shared use path connection will be installed on the northbound side of Old County Road at the crosswalk to the State Forest entrance to provide an accessible link to the State Forest network for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Williamstown will receive $167,847 for the installation of solar-powered pedestrian signals at 6 locations along Main Street. This award will also enable the installation of 500 feet of new ADA accessible sidewalk and curb ramps along South Street which will connect the Buxton School to the Clark Art Institute and the rest of downtown.

Please visit the Complete Streets website for additional information. Check the Complete Streets Map for the status of community participation and documents.

Story courtesy of MassDOT Blog

 
 

It’s official — ValleyBike Share, a regional partnership, opened June 28

June 29, 2018

NORTHAMPTON — Some 500 public bikes will soon be zooming across cities and towns in the Valley now that a bike-sharing program years in the making is officially underway.

The ValleyBike Share Program, similar to bike sharing systems in large cities across the country, began Thursday with a special bike parade and remarks from community leaders and program organizers. The ceremony was originally planned to take place at Pulaski Park, but was switched to Smith College Indoor Track and Tennis due to poor weather conditions.

The program will add 500 public bikes, at 50 stations, across Northampton, Holyoke, South Hadley, Amherst, Springfield and the campus of the University of Massachusett Amherst.

Click here for full Daily Hampshire Gazette story

 

 

MassDOT Celebrates Third Annual Safe Routes to School Award Ceremony

June 26, 2018 - MassDOT, through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, celebrated the successes of SRTS partner schools and community champions at the Massachusetts State House. Over 100 award recipients were recognized at yesterday’s ceremony across four award categories. In addition, thirteen awards were given to recipients for their exemplary efforts in promoting safe routes initiatives.

“The Safe Routes to School Program is very important to MassDOT and the whole of Massachusetts,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Through providing pedestrian and bicyclist trainings, to assessing safe routes allowing access to and from school, we are helping to shape safe transportation behaviors for students to carry with them for years to come.”

A program of MassDOT, the statewide SRTS program promotes annual flagship events such as Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day and International Walk and Roll to School Day. Along with celebrating these event days, SRTS offers pedestrian and bicyclist training activities, as well as walk and bike assessments of the existing infrastructure. SRTS reaches out to schools and their local communities to offer one-on-one assistance to meet their specific needs, help to plan various customizable safety-focused activities, and provides additional resources to help facilitate student travel to a parent and student audience.

“The ultimate goal of this program is to give schools and communities the necessary tools for encouraging their students to get to and from school safely through active transportation, while also enjoying the benefits that this can bring,” said Massachusetts Highway Administrator Johnathan Gulliver. “I am honored to see the many local and statewide partnerships that continue to help us meet our programmatic goals.”

Over 100 partners were recognized during the ceremony. The following awards were presented to those who showed exemplary efforts:

  • Exemplary Program by Region Winners:
  • Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School, Barnstable
  • Cottage Street School, Sharon
  • Josiah Quincy Elementary School, Boston
  • Elm Street School, Gardner
  • Memorial Elementary School, West Springfield
  • Exemplary Program by Region Honorable Mentions:
  • Nantucket Public Schools
  • Lawrence W. Pingree Primary School, Weymouth
  • William E. Russel School, Boston
  • Millbury Street Elementary School, Grafton
  • Bridge Street School, Northampton
  • Community Collaboration Winner: Healthy Easton
  • Community Collaboration Honorable Mention: Newburyport Livable Streets

The 2018 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Superhero Award was given to the Tishler Family, in honor and memory of Nikki Tishler, MassDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator. This award is given to the individual who has served as a true champion of SRTS over the past year, making the extra effort to ensure a successful and effective SRTS program in his/her community. Going forward, this award will be known as the Nikki Tishler Memorial Award.

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and with funds from the Federal Highway Administration, promotes safer routes for students to get to school by fostering partnerships between advocacy groups, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments. The Program currently serves 804 schools in 206 communities across the Commonwealth.

For more information, visit the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School website.

 

 

 

Attendees
First Name Affiliation
John
Patrick Benchmark Strategies
Richard WorldTech Engineering, LLC
Jeffrey Bryant Engineering Associates
Gary HNTB Corporation
Geneviene Michael Baker International
Joe HNTB Corporation
Theresa VHB
Pompeo Weston & Sampson (Peabody)
Ned WSP
Dieckmann Jacobs Engineering Group
Roger Mobile Market Monitor
James AECOM
Caroline VHB
Marc Bluebikes
Carol VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain
Jamie Stantec
James Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Suzie Zagster
Phil Alta Planning + Design
Chuck Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Raymond AECOM
Ray Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
John Stantec
Nathan Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Allison Tetra Tech, Inc.
Heather Michael Baker International
Nicholas Toole Design Group
Brendan WalkBoston
Christine BETA Group, Inc.
Nick Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)
David Beals & Thomas, Inc. (Regional Office)
Jim Fifield Electric Bikes Inc.
Marilyn US DOT Leadership Team (MA)
Joseph Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Judith VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain
John Nitsch Engineering
Christine AI Engineers, Inc. (MA)
Michael RideShare by Enterprise
Jay City Point Partners, LLC
Jack Impact Recovery Systems
Stacy Brennan Consulting, Inc.
Thomas BL Companies (Corporate)
Laureeen Brennan Consulting, Inc.
Glenn Big R Bridge (Corporate)
Michael TranSystems
Bob Pexco LLC, Davidson Traffic Control Products
William Green International Affiliates
Bob WGBH Radio
Conor Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Geoff Verizon Smart Communities
Alvaro Allen & Major Associates, Inc.
Mike Transit X
J M Ocean State Signal Co.
Judy Pavers by Ideal
Lenny TranSystems
Kevin Pare Corporation
Julia Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) Boston
Rebecca Jacobs Engineering Group
Jennifer FHWA MA
Kenneth FHWA MA
Jason FHWA MA
Joshua FHWA MA
Wilfred FHWA RI
Nelson FHWA MA
Tina FHWA MA
Jeff FHWA MA
Michael FHWA MA
Amy FHWA MA
Brandon FHWA MA
Mariam MassDOT
Sreelatha MassDOT
Nicole Dartmouth High School
Dominic MassDOT
Rachel MassDOT
Josh MassDOT
George MassDOT
Lyris MassDOT
Trevor MassDOT
Stephen MassDOT District 3
Hema MassDOT
Kevin MBTA
Richard MassDOT District 5
Sarah MassDOT District 3
Marie MassDOT
Ethan MassDOT
Eric MBTA
Christopher MassDOT District 4
Alolade MassDOT District 3
Andrew MassDOT
Lawrence MassDOT
Stephen Monomoy High School
Curley MBTA
Lidy MassDOT
Andrew MassDOT
Luka MassDOT
Anthony MassDOT District 6
Peter MassDOT District 4
Bryan MassDOT
Meredith Maynard High School
Alex MassDOT
Justin MassDOT District 1
Jeff MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Mark MBTA
Alex MassDOT
Michelle MassDOT
Erin MassDOT
Thomas MassDOT
Kimberly MBTA
Eric MassDOT
Thom MassDOT
Alexander MassDOT District 5
Melissa MBTA
Cheryl MassDOT
Brandon Westford Academy
Leah MassDOT
Christopher MassDOT
Jack Monomoy High School
Alex Belmont High School
Ana MassDOT
Kevin MassDOT
Gary MBTA
Joseph MassDOT
Brian MBTA
Peter MassDOT District 1
Mike MassDOT
Jaime MBTA
Rob MassDOT
John MassDOT District 6
William MassDOT District 1
Astrid MassDOT
Christian MassDOT District 1
Shannon MassDOT
Shaun MassDOT District 5
Francisca MassDOT District 1
Chris Westford Academy
Ann Westford Academy
Michelle MassDOT
Paige Westford Academy
Matt MassDOT
Carl MassDOT
Lisa Belmont High School
Jennifer MassDOT
Camden Belmont High School
Connor MassDOT
Jim MassDOT
Valerie MassDOT
Timothy MassDOT District 5
Derek MassDOT
Prabhat MassDOT
Emma MassDOT
Jeff MassDOT
Koby MassDOT
Melissa MassDOT
Carmel MBTA
Amitai MassDOT District 6
Kevin MassDOT
Barry MassDOT District 3
Benjamin MBTA
John MassDOT
Jean MassDOT
Walter MassDOT Highway Division
Miles Belmont High School
Jacob MassDOT
John MBTA
Terrence MBTA
Elizabeth MassDOT
Monica MassDOT
Jeremy MassDOT
Andrea Westford Academy
AJ MassDOT
Mark Maynard High School
Tara MassDOT
Matheus Dartmouth High School
David Monomoy High School
Jason Monomoy High School
Benjamin MassDOT
Alex MassDOT Highway Division
Eneja MassDOT District 4
Adam MassDOT District 3
Jesse MassDOT
Penny MassDOT
German MassDOT
Eric MassDOT
Patrick Maynard High School
Emily Maynard High School
Chester MassDOT Highway Operations Center
Mark MassDOT District 1
Lucas Maynard High School
Robert Dartmouth High School
Adam MassDOT District 5
Mary-Joe MassDOT District 5
Hung MassDOT
Ciara Dartmouth High School
David MassDOT
Jen Elise MBTA
Behnam MassDOT
Muazzez MassDOT
Susan MassDOT
Dan MassDOT District 5
Lauren MassDOT
Mary MassDOT District 1
Mark MassDOT District 1
Eleanor MassDOT
Michael MassDOT District 2
Jessie MassDOT
Shalini MBTA
Laurel MassDOT
David MassDOT
Gabriel MassDOT
Hana MBTA
Owen MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Rebecca Dartmouth High School
Samantha MBTA
Stephen MassDOT District 5
Kimberley MassDOT
Linda MassDOT District 6
Andy MBTA
Stephanie MassDOT
Gregory MassDOT
Margo MassDOT
Elliot MassDOT
Diana MassDOT
Lori MassDOT District 6
Daniel MassDOT
Misrak MassDOT District 4
Allison MBTA
Shu MassDOT District 6
Edmilson MassDOT District 3
Jamey MassDOT
Ross Dartmouth High School
Bindu MassDOT
Jerald MassDOT
Michael MassDOT
Paul MassDOT
Julian MassDOT
Geraldine MassDOT District 6
Zach MassDOT
David MBTA
Lucas Dartmouth High School
Patricia Dartmouth High School
Lexie Dartmouth High School
Linda MassDOT
Jason MassDOT District 5
Andrew MassDOT
Jules MassDOT
Lee Ann MassDOT
Rylee Dartmouth High School
Courtney MassDOT District 6
Sheila MassDOT District 6
Gyujong MassDOT Highway Division
Kenneth MBTA
Warren MassDOT
Luiza Perkins School for the Blind
E. Price Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)
Joseph City of Cambridge
David Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
John MassDOT Highway Division
Robbin MassDOT
Stacey WalkBoston
David MBTA
Michael MassDOT District 2
Scott MassDOT
Alice Boston Harbor Now
Emily MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program
Cynthia AARP Massachusetts
Michael City of North Adams
Brook MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS)
Amber Mystic River Watershed Association
Michael MassDOT
Rick MassDOT
Judy MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program
Stephanie Middlesex 3 Coalition
Siobahn Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Jim Town of West Springfield
Andrea MassDOT
Aleece Stantec
Michelle MassDOT
Daniel Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Jacqueline MassDOT
Tim MassDOT
Keith MassRIDES
Dan MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Philip Town of Clinton
Wesley MBTA
Rod Jacobs Engineering Group
Kate MassDOT
Stacy Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)
Richard MassBike
Kurt MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Michael Town of Mattapoisett
Cassandra MassDOT
Amy MassDOT District 5
Jacquelyn MassDOT
Elizabeth Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
Jonathan MassDOT
Eileen MassDOT
Vineet City of Boston
Meghan MassDOT Highway Division
Sarah MASCO
Scott MassDOT
Richard MassDOT District 3
Diane MassRIDES
Laura MassDOT District 2
Kasia Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Patrick MassRIDES
Laura Charles River Conservancy
Jacqueline SRPEDD
Julianne Mass in Motion
Patrick MassRIDES
Charles MassDOT District 6
Aniko MBTA
Anita Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID)
Sara MassDOT
Patricia MassDOT
Joshua Private Citizen
Amanda MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Violet MBTA
Robin Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Lev Cape Cod Commission
Alexandra MassDOT
Patrick MassDOT
Paul 495 MetroWest Corridor Partnership
Andrew Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Gary McMahon Associates
Ryan MassDOT
Brittany MassDOT
Victoria MassDOT
Ben MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
David MassDOT
Quinn MassDOT
Eva MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Logan MBTA
Curtis MBTA
Kaitlyn MassDOT
Hongyan (Lily) MassDOT
Andrew MassDOT
Emma MBTA
Stephen MassDOT
Nathan MassDOT
Stephanie MassDOT
Bryan MassDOT
Phil MassDOT
Tom MBTA
Luis MBTA
Catherine Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Kate City of Lawrence
Judi MassDOT
Daniel City of Lawrence
Carlos MassRIDES
Anna MBTA
Thomas MassDOT
Jose MassDOT
Jennifer MassDOT
Katerina MBTA
Peter MassDOT
Monica MassDOT
Kayla MassRIDES
Michael Northeastern University
Steven Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Adam Boston Globe
Caroline MassDOT
Abi MA Governor's Office
Wendy University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass)
Harshi MassDOT
Josh City of Boston
Wendy City of Leominster
Elizabeth Northeastern University
Steve MassDOT
Nicholas MassDOT
Alissa MBTA
Dale VHB
Thomas Impact Recovery Systems
Colleen Wachusett Greenways
Kate Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Katherine Denterlein Worldwide
Grace LimeBike
Grace LimeBike
Zachary Private Citizen
Hachem LimeBike
Paula Bryant Associates, Inc.
Catherine Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Ashley Unilock
Todd Routematch
Matthew CDR Maguire, Inc. (CT)
Joel WSP
Dave HNTB Corporation
James Tetra Tech, Inc.
Amy Pare Corporation
Richard GM2 Associates, Inc.
Michael Caliper
William Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)
Erik Green International Affiliates
Christopher Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Richard Wachusett Greenways
Shawna GM2 Associates, Inc.
Josh VHB
Jeff 128 Business Council
Kristen VHB
Janice RND Consultants, inc
Judith Sustainable Marblehead
Greg CDR Maguire (MA)
Erica HNTB Corporation
Ashley Alfred Benesch & Co.
Michele TransAction Associates
Norman Bayside Engineering, Inc.
Rachel WSP
Donald Private Citizen
Nate Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Joe HNTB Corporation
Jill AECOM
Kelley innovative Paradigms
Rick Weston & Sampson (Peabody)
Kathy CDW Consultants, Inc.
Richard Private Citizen
Dan VHB
Drew AAA Northeast
Eric BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Jake The Engineering Corporation
Laurel Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee
Matt RideShare by Enterprise
Laura VHB
Graham Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) Boston
Elsa VHB
Davren Nitsch Engineering
Matthew VHB
Mark Neighborways Design
Maureen McMahon Associates
Jonathan McMahon Associates
Michelle The Ciccolo Group
Todd Hoyle Tanner & Associates
Liza Stantec
Randall BETA Group, Inc.
Andre Private Citizen
Joshua VHB
Don VHB
Jake Michael Baker International
Joshua Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Anne Allen & Major Associates, Inc.
Stepfani Allen & Major Associates, Inc.
Patrick Jacobs
Matt Tetra Tech, Inc.
Lourenco VHB
Jacqueline HDR
Craig Northeast Greenway Solutions
Chris Transportation for Massachusetts
Ralph Stantec
Carol WSP
Ted Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)
John Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Ryan Kaleidoscope Family Solutions
Jeff Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Michael BL Companies (Corporate)
Sean Esri (MA)
Cassidy Harvard University Commuter Choice
Karen Neponset Valley TMA
James AECOM
Matthew VHB
Kathryn BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Nathaniel LTK Engineering Services
Jose Verizon (Lowell)
Eric LimeBike
Stephen Nitsch Engineering
Brendan AI Engineers, Inc. (MA)
Karen Toole Design Group
Liz Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Jake AI Engineers, Inc. (MA)
Adriaunna Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Windsor Milone & MacBroom
Leslie Freeman Companies, LLC
Joe BETA Group, Inc.
Sarah Arborway Coalition
Cindy TransAction Associates
Susan Private Citizen
Philip WSP
Louisa LivableStreets
Jason HDR
Sasha RND Consultants, inc
James Charles River Transportation Management Association
Stephen AECOM
Heather Toole Design Group
David Design Consultants, Inc. (Somerville)
Nicholas BL Companies (Corporate)
Emily DCAMM
Suzie Zagster
James Tellus Institute
Michael VHB
Mark Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Linda Fuss & O'Neill Inc. (Springfield)
Brian Gamble Associates
Kasey Stantec
Christina Transportation for Massachusetts
Erica Toole Design Group
Birendra Nitsch Engineering
Kala AECOM
Ellen Charles River Transportation Management Association
Douglas Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Haider Michael Baker International
Heather BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Gary Bryant Associates
Dave Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Peter E.J. Prescott, Inc. (ME)
Lawrence GeoGraphics Laboratory
Niki VHB
Lydia Toole Design Group
Becky Kleinfelder, Inc. (Boston)
Ron Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Jason Tetra Tech, Inc.
Tom CONTECH Engineered Solutions
Joseph Quincycles
Dave Epsilon Associates
Kien BETA Group, Inc.
Geoffrey Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Marlin Stantec
Benny Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Fayssal Nitsch Engineering
Ko Green International Affiliates
Alyssa Epsilon Associates
Lisa Barr Foundation
Matthew Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Angela Transportation for Massachusetts
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