Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions


Governor Charlie Baker has created a Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth to explore anticipated changes in technology, climate, land use, and the economy, and advise the Administration on factors likely to impact transportation between 2020 and 2040. This work will be conducted through a robust grounding in facts and trends, development of plausible future scenarios, and formulation of recommendations to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and other key decision makers.  
The Commission, in partnership with MassDOT and the UMass Transportation Center, is hosting a series of five listening sessions to capture ideas and discuss policy, and take questions and comments.  Members of the public are invited to attend and share their thoughts. 

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

May 29, 2018
Theme: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Student Union Building, Cape Cod Room

June 11, 2018
Theme: Transportation Electrification
Clark University
1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

June 15, 2018
Theme: Transit and Mobility Services
UMass Lowell
1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Moloney Hall, University Crossing Bldg.


June 27, 2018
Theme: Land Use and Demographic Trends
UMass Boston
1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Campus Center
July 10, 2018
Theme: Climate and Resiliency
UMass Dartmouth
1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.
Center for Innovation, Fall River Bldg.
Fall River

For additional information on these sessions please visit:

Written comments may be submitted at the listening session, on our website at, or via email to future.of.transportation@MassMail.State.MA.US

These events are 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 the UMass Transportation Center at 413-545-2604 at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge. Sessions will be recorded.