The 2020 Moving Together Conference

Date: 11/17/2020 7:45 AM - 11/19/2020 12:30 PM

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2020 Moving Together Conference

• Attend sessions that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics

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

• All new site virtual visits led by engineers and bicyclist/pedestrian advocates.


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November 17-19, 2020

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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, bicyclist and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected office, law enforcement and education.

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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 Stephanie Cottrell at 413-800-2655 or scottrell@umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

 

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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.

 

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Special Sponsorship Opportunities

Premiere Transportation Partner Level Sponsorship

A PREMIERE TRANSPORTATION PARTNER Level Sponsor includes:

  • Virtual Sponsor Booth
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    • Company Logo
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    • Booth Description
    • Videos (can choose to run a live, evergeen, or hybrid)
    • Banner Offer
    • Live Q&A
    • Polls
    • Handouts
    • Pop-up Offers
  • Company logo on website home page under Premiere Transportation Partner Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website)
  • Company logo on email and direct mail marketing materials
  • Ad Banner on a session video

$1,000.00

Partner Level Sponsorship

A PARTNER Level Sponsor includes:

  • Virtual Sponsor Booth
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    • Company Logo
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    • Booth Description
    • Live Q&A
    • Polls
    • Handouts
  • Company logo on website home page under Partner Level Sponsor (including link to sponsor’s website)
  • Company logo on email and direct mail marketing materials

$500.00

Exhibitor 

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  • Company logo on website home page under Exhibitor

$100.00

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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.

News

MassDOT Announces Seventh Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce that the seventh annual statewide high school video contest, Safe Streets Smart Trips, will begin on Monday, September 28, 2020. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest, which began in 2014, encourages high school students to showcase their understanding of roadway safety across all travel modes to try to decrease pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities.

“We are pleased to provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in this valuable exercise to underscore the need to limit all distractions when driving and especially to put phones and mobile devices away,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Every year we have been impressed by some of the powerful educational videos produced by students and I am confident that this year, even as some students learn remotely, they will collaborate and submit entries which will underscore that driving hands-free is really a life or death issue.”

The video contest, which is open to all Massachusetts high school students, features a freshman/sophomore category and junior/senior category. Per contest guidelines, students are asked to write and produce a 30-60 second video that focuses on one or several of the guidelines of the “Hands-Free” law.

Complete contest guidelines were sent to high schools on September 23, 2020 and are also found at Mass.gov/roadway-safety-video. Students are required to strictly follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and health/safety precautions while making contest videos.  Grand prize and runner-up videos in each category will be chosen by a MassDOT panel. The winning videos will be screened during MassDOT’s annual active transportation conference, Moving Together, which is scheduled to take place virtually on November 17, 18 and 19. Top videos may also be used in future safety campaigns.

On February 23, 2020, the “Hands-Free” law was enacted throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (https://www.mass.gov/service-details/hands-free-law ). This law seeks to help reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving as a result of electronic device usage. Operators of motor vehicles are prohibited from using any electronic devices, including mobile telephones, unless the devices are set to hands-free mode. Drivers under 18 are not allowed to use any electronic devices and all phone use while driving is illegal, including use in hands-free mode.

To learn more about the Safe Streets Smart Trips high school video contest, visit Mass.gov/roadway-safety-video.

For more information about the virtual 2020 Moving Together healthy transportation conference, visit www.movingtogetherma.org.

For more information about the “Hands-Free” law, please visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/hands-free-law.

For transportation news and updates visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot, blog: www.mass.gov/blog/transportation, or follow MassDOT on twitter at www.twitter.com/massdot.

 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $4 Million in MassTrails Grants

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $4 million in MassTrails Grants to 55 local trail projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants will support the state’s vast network of trails with projects dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths.

“Massachusetts has an extensive network of public trails connecting communities and regions while offering excellent recreational opportunities,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By supporting local trail projects, our Administration is dedicated to building on that network and ensuring residents and visitors can hike, bike and run on safe, well-maintained and accessible trails.”

“Trails are important resources that improve our quality of life by providing great access to parks, reservations, forests, and other public properties throughout Massachusetts,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “The MassTrails Grants Program serves as a critical funding source for our many local partners who are working to improve infrastructure, create new segments, and enhance existing trails for the public to enjoy.”

MassTrails Grants focus on the improvement of existing trails, the construction of new trails, and the maintenance of the statewide trail system. This year’s projects include:
The installation of trail facilities and amenities and facility landscaping;
The completion of trail design and engineering plans;
The installation and maintenance of directional and interpretive trail signage;
The development and creation of GIS mapping and trails guides;
The purchasing of trail maintenance equipment; and,
The upgrading of existing trails to accessible trail standards.

“Local trails are excellent resources that not only enrich our lives by providing increased opportunities to explore nature, but also enable us all to commit to healthy, active lifestyles,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “The MassTrails Grants Program is a great example of the Baker-Polito Administration’s dedication to investing and enhancing the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources, and we look forward to celebrating the completion of these 55 projects.”

“The MassTrails Grant Program invests in path improvements and construction which allow for more access to important destinations, giving residents safe, healthy, and low carbon travel options as well as options for active recreational activities,” said Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Now more than ever, the public is seeking transportation options due to the pandemic and this funding creates, enhances, and maintains networks of multimodal, shared-use pathways which help people get to where they need to go while reducing their carbon footprint and lowering pollution.”

Funding for MassTrails Grants comes from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) capital budget, and from the motor fuel excise tax on off-road vehicles including ATV’s and snowmobiles, which is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Surface Transportation Act, in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). All MassTrails Grant applications have been reviewed in consultation with an inter-agency MassTrails Team and the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB).

“The Baker-Polito Administration continues to foster public-private partnerships in an effort to attain mutual goals that directly benefit the public,” said DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery. “The 2020 MassTrails Grants Program will assist our partners in protecting and enhancing many of the Commonwealth’s natural and recreational resources, including closing gaps within the state’s network of trails, strengthening infrastructure, and making significant improvements.”

“These grants support our tremendous inventory of remarkable open spaces and the communities that host them. North Reading now has significant state support to examine converting an abandoned rail-line into a rail trail,” said State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). “Funding from MassTrails not only advances this opportunity, but it also helps bring more recreational access for people across the state to enjoy outdoor spaces and improve our quality of life.”

“Visitors from all around the world come to Western Massachusetts for its beautiful outdoor recreational opportunities all of which improve our quality of life and are important parts of our communities,” said State Senator Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield). “The MassTrails Grants Program provides critical funding for improving and supporting our public trails for all to enjoy.”

Additionally, each recipient matches awarded grants with a minimum of twenty percent in funding or in-kind services for the designated project. This year’s total investment, including matching funds, is approximately $7 million. In order to meet their funding obligation, an organization is able to utilize a variety of methods to fund at least twenty percent of the project’s total cost to receive the grant. Methods include in-kind labor and professional services, material donations, use of equipment, or a cash match. Funding is made available to registered non-profits and municipal, state, and federal agencies.

“I would like to thank the Baker-Polito Administration for supporting local trail programs through the 2020 MassTrails Grants Program,” said State Representative Frank Moran (D-Lawrence). “I am joyful to learn that Groundwork Lawrence has been awarded this grant which will allow them to continue their work in increasing access to the Merrimack River Trail for all residents of the Commonwealth. The 17th Essex District will benefit substantially from this grant, given that it will bring more connectivity to all three communities: Lawrence, Andover and Methuen.”

“Funding and maintaining our local trails and paths, especially at a time when it can be hard to get out of the house, is crucial to communities we serve,” said State Representative Josh Cutler (D-Pembroke). “Thanks to grants like MassTrails and the Baker Administration, Hanson can help foster outdoor recreation for its’ citizens to enjoy.”

“The people of Clinton take great pride in the town’s surrounding natural beauty,” said State Representative Harold Naughton (D-Clinton). “The parks and trails are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and I am thrilled that the Commonwealth is investing in the spaces that make our community such a special place to live.”
“I am excited to learn that Ashland has received a grant through the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s MassTrails program,” said State Representative Jack Patrick Lewis (D-Framingham). “I am grateful to the Baker-Polito Administration and Commissioner Montgomery for their further support to enhance and expand Ashland’s vibrant trails.”

MassTrails Grant projects are located within the following municipalities: Ashland, Adams, Arlington, Ashburnham, Athol, Barnstable, Becket, Belchertown, Bourne, Braintree, Brookline, Chelmsford, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Clinton, Concord, Dalton , Dartmouth, Egremont, Fitchburg, Florida, Franklin, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Groton, Hanson, Hatfield, Hawley, Hinsdale, Holyoke, Hopkinton, Lanesboro, Lawrence, Lee, Lenox, Lowell, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Monterey, Mount Washington, Natick, Needham, New Ashford, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, North Adams, North Reading, Northampton, Northfield, Peabody, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Plymouth, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Southampton, Springfield, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Templeton, Townsend, Tyringham, Wareham, Washington , Williamstown, Windsor, and Yarmouth. A full list and brief description of each of the 55 projects receiving a grant can be found on the MassTrails Grants webpage. Article written by Klark Jessen, MassDOT Blog.

MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

June 15, 2020 - With the goal of incentivizing better service now and providing cost certainty in a challenging market among other objectives, today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved of a four-year extension of the Commuter Rail Operating contract between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, LLC, through June 30, 2026.

“Our main goals are to provide continuity and the best possible service for our Commuter Rail customers, as well as provide adequate time to plan for a future transformational procurement. With this extension in place, we look forward to continuing this partnership with Keolis,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “This extension includes a number of additional benefits for riders, including further incentives for on-time performance, measures to address fare evasion, and flexibility and cost certainty in a challenging market.”

“We’re pleased the MBTA recommended and the board voted to extend Keolis’ contract for four years, exercising the full term of the contract options,” said CEO and General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services David Scorey. “This extension balances taxpayer and passenger needs as it keeps costs low while also enhancing the passenger experience, including a focus on providing more capacity, further increasing on-time performance and accelerating capital delivery. On behalf of our Keolis Boston team, we look forward to continuing our collaborative work with the MBTA and building upon the successful initiatives we’ve delivered together for the Commonwealth and our Commuter Rail passengers.”

Keolis Commuter Services is the MBTA’s contracted Commuter Rail operating partner with Keolis currently providing all mechanical, transportation, and engineering services. The eight-year contract that began July 1, 2014, and is set to expire June 30, 2022, included options for two two-year extensions through 2024 and 2026. The MBTA’s contract with Keolis is performance-based with the contract including a fixed price for a certain level of service and penalties related to on-time performance and passenger comfort. In collaboration with the MBTA during the current contract period, Keolis has added 10,000 more trains per year compared to 2014, including new weekend train service, piloted routes, and other services; deployed customer improvements that include technology that allows passengers to pay for tickets onboard with credit and debit cards; and reinforced safety management protocols that include an expanded and updated Safety Department.

This four-year extension now also includes a number of additional benefits that include:

• Incentives for improved Commuter Rail service immediately through performance payments for on-time performance, train crew staffing, and seating capacity, which are designed to achieve service outcomes and promote continuous improvement. These incentives related to performance are worth a potential total of $5 million per year in fiscal years 2021-2026.

• Measures to address fare evasion/non-collection through the continuation of the Revenue Share Agreement for fiscal years 2023-2026, including the installation of automated fare gates that will significantly reduce ticketless travel. Train crew staffing incentives will also result in additional conductors onboard trains to check tickets.

• Investments in MBTA railroad infrastructure and assets, including incentives to accelerate capital investments that include early phases of Rail Transformation.

• Increased fleet availability and reliability through improved management of Mechanical Parts in fiscal years 2022-2026;

• Flexibility and time to develop transformational successor contract, with the possibility of re-procurement as early as 2025;

• Cost certainty in a challenging market with the MBTA paying less than the current market price for this contract;

• Extending this contract also avoids a potentially disruptive transition that might come with a re-procurement and followed by an uncertain multi-year transition to a new operator.

The four-year extension of commuter rail operating agreement with Keolis has been approved for contract years 9 through 12 (FYs 2023-2026) with the MBTA given the ability to opt out after option year 3 (FY 2025). The agreement accounts for contractual cost growth with inflation rates reflecting current railroad industry relevant cost increases.

The projected net total new cost per contract year, which assumes a minimum of $100 million in capital work per contract year or a minimum general and administrative expense fee of $6 million, is an estimated $16,273,987 for CY7 / FY21; an estimated $34,704,927 for CY8 / FY22; an estimated $35,063,511 for CY9 / FY23; an estimated $43,398,524 for CY10 / FY24; an estimated $46,833,816 for CY11 / FY25; and an estimated $48,144,883 for CY12 / FY26.

During this four-year extension, the MBTA will continue to plan for the future of the Commuter Rail with a new contract developed upon the completion of contract study and the development of additional contract objectives. The Rail Transformation capital plan will continue to be developed based on objectives for future Commuter Rail service with critical investments beginning to be made in infrastructure and rolling stock to better position the MBTA for a more competitive procurement. A new contract model will be identified based on information gained from the contract study, market sounding, and the commuter rail capital plan. Following the release of an RFI and a six-month public procurement, a new contract will be awarded by January 2026 that allows for at least six months of transition between contractors.

For more information, please visit mbta.com. 

Article written by Klark Jessen, MassDOT Blog


MassDOT Announces Funding Program to help cities and towns create Shared Streets and Spaces

June 11, 2020 - MassDOT in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process.

The quick-launch/quick-build grant program will provide grants as small as $5,000 and as large as $300,000 for municipalities to quickly launch or expand improvements to sidewalks, curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility and renewed commerce in their communities. These improvements can be intentionally temporary, in the style of tactical urbanism, or can be pilots of potentially permanent changes to streets and sidewalks.

“This funding program will help cities and towns create safe spaces outside to help with physical-distancing as we reopen our economy and continue to fight the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  “The more we can do to increase shared spaces, the safer it will be to resume activities such as taking public transportation, going shopping and dining out.”

“Like Complete Streets, the Shared Streets & Spaces program will create safe ways for people to walk, bike, and use transit as they take advantage of reopening restaurants and retail locations in their communities,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.  “This program will quickly provide flexible funding that will allow communities to launch projects within weeks and see the benefits this summer and fall, whether nicer areas for outdoor dining or safe routes to school for students who may prefer to walk or bike when it’s time to return to classrooms.”

Types of projects may include:
Shared Streets and Spaces: supporting increased rates of walking and/or biking by increasing safety and enabling social distancing
Outdoor Dining and Commerce: calming roadways, modifying sidewalks and streets, and/or repurposing on- or off-street parking to better support curbside/sidewalk/street retail and dining
Better Buses: supporting safer and more reliable bus transit, including expanded bus stops and lanes dedicated for bus travel, (extra scoring credit will be granted for dedicated bus lanes)
Safe Routes to School: creating safe routes to schools (and childcare and programs for children and youth), including safer walking and biking networks with lowered vehicle speeds

Shared Streets & Spaces grants will be made expeditiously and on a rolling basis.  Once awarded, funding will be made available as simply and quickly as possible so that projects can be built and used this summer and fall. MassDOT has allocated $5 million for this 100-day program.  Applications will be accepted from June 22 through September 29 and projects must be mostly or completely implemented by October 9. Although projects of all types and sizes are welcome and may be funded, preference will be given to projects that can be operational within 15-30 days of award, projects in designated Environmental Justice areas and projects that show strong potential to be made permanent.

“Streets and sidewalks, parking spaces and parking lots are public spaces that can be re-imagined and repurposed to serve as a key ingredient in the reopening and economic recovery process, as well as to help make our communities more resilient for the future.” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. Secretary Pollack also thanked the Barr Foundation for partnering with MassDOT to provide technical assistance to cities and towns interested in experimenting with shared streets and spaces, adding, “We encourage every city and town to make use of this technical assistance and apply for funding. Somewhere in every community there is an opportunity to better share streets and sidewalks to make walking, biking and bus use safer and more socially distanced and to repurpose streets and parking to support ‘Main Street’ restaurants and retailers.”

“Now is the time to respond to our communities’ immediate needs in ways that make our streets and public spaces more accessible and equitable for people,” said Mary Skelton Roberts, co-director of Climate at the Barr Foundation. “We understand the urgency of the moment and the fact that we will need to rapidly create more space that allows physical distancing once we re-open large parts of the Commonwealth. Barr is pleased that we can help communities across Massachusetts get their projects implemented by this fall with the goal of opening street space for people to move around safely and for local business to benefit from the increased foot traffic. For us, this kind of partnership is ideal. It works for people, supports small businesses, and is good for the environment.”

The Shared Streets & Spaces emergency funding program is modeled after the Baker-Polito Administration’s Complete Streets Funding Program, created in February 2016, which, as of January 2020, had awarded a total $46 million to cities and towns for municipal projects improving infrastructure to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation customers.  The Administration included $20 million for the Complete Streets Program as part of the Administration’s $18 billion transportation bond bill which was filed in July 2019.

Written By: Klark Jessen, Article from the MassDOT Blog 


MassDOT Announces Annual Safe Routes to School Awards

June 8, 2020 - MassDOT through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, today conducted its annual Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Awards Ceremony virtually to recognize SRTS partner schools and community champions in their efforts in administering programs for students to safely walk and bike to school.

“I would like to thank our school and community partners for their collaboration in providing safe routes to schools across the Commonwealth,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “The Safe Routes to School Program is even more important than ever in our world today, because due to the pandemic, people are seeking new ways to travel to their destinations and walking and bicycling are appropriate choices, as long as there are sidewalks, traffic signals and other infrastructure which can ensure that the trips are safe.”

The annual event honors schools, community collaborators, and individual stakeholders who help make Massachusetts a healthier, greener state by fostering strong SRTS initiatives in their local neighborhoods. The awards are open to all partner schools, alliance partner representatives, and community stakeholders. At the event, level achievement certificates will be distributed to partners and honors will be announced, including, the Exemplary Program Award, Community Collaboration Award, and the Nikki Tishler Memorial Award.

The following school and community partners were recognized at this year’s awards ceremony:

Exemplary Programs by Region Winners:

Lee Elementary School, Lee
Roberts Elementary School, Medford
Parthum Elementary and Middle Schools, Lawrence
Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, Plymouth
Exemplary Programs by Region Honorable Mentions:

Clarksburg School, Clarksburg
Miller Elementary School, Holliston
Roger Clap Elementary School, Dorchester
Marguerite E. Small Elementary School, Yarmouth
Community Collaboration:

Shape Up Somerville (Winner)
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (Honorable Mention)
Nikki Tishler Memorial Award:

Emily Schiavoni, North Adams Public Schools
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and with funds from the Federal Highway Administration, the Massachusetts SRTS Program promotes safer routes for students to get to school through a focus on the six E’s—Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, Enforcement, Engineering, and Equity.

The Program hosts annual flagship events such as Massachusetts Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day. The Program also offers pedestrian and bicycle training activities, walk and bike assessments, and arrival/dismissal observations at schools. SRTS works with schools and their local communities to help customize safety-focused activities, provide resources to help facilitate safe student travel, and offer one-on-one assistance for each school’s specific needs. By fostering partnerships between advocacy groups, municipal officials, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments, the program can serve over 920 public elementary and middle schools in over 225 communities across the Commonwealth. You can learn more about Safe Routes to School by visiting www.mass.gov/safe-routes-to-school.

 Written By: Klark Jessen, MassDOT Blog


Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Cassandra MassDOT
Jessica MassDOT
Nicholas MassDOT Highway Division
Dave Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Lyris MassDOT
John MassDOT Highway Division
Stephen MassDOT District 3
Bill Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Neil MassDOT
Ethan MassDOT
Christopher MassDOT District 6
Vanita MassDOT
Andrea MassDOT
Jeffrey MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Maddie MassDOT
Alex MassDOT
Michelle MassDOT
Thomas MassDOT
Alexander MassDOT District 5
Melissa MBTA
Ana MassDOT
Kevin MassDOT
E Jenny MassDOT Highway Division
Michael MassDOT
Hanan MassDOT
Jonathan MassDOT
Elaine MBTA
Michael MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Cassandra MassDOT
William MassDOT District 1
Christian MassDOT District 1
Robert Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Haider MassDOT
Laura MassDOT District 2
Diane MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program
Michelle MassDOT
Jennifer MassDOT
Brian MassDOT
Eamon MassDOT
Derek MassDOT
Barbara MassDOT District 5
Aniko MBTA
Patricia MassDOT
Amitai MassDOT District 6
Thomas MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Elizabeth MassDOT
Cindy MassDOT District 5
Andrew Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Brittany MassDOT
Michael MassDOT Highway Division
Olivia MassDOT Highway Division
Christopher MassDOT
Makaela MassDOT
Eric MassDOT
Jeremiah MassDOT District 3
Leon MassDOT Safe Routes to School Program
SUREN MassDOT
Timothy MassDOT District 4
Kristen MassDOT
Drew MassDOT
Bonnie MassDOT
Bryan MassDOT
Maria MassDOT
Constance MassDOT District 4
Muazzez MassDOT
Dan MassDOT District 5
Derrick MassDOT
Nick MassDOT District 3
Sandra MassDOT District 5
Derek MassDOT
Owen MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Stephen MassDOT District 5
Kimberley MassDOT
Gregory MassDOT
Gloria MassDOT District 4
Sungchul MassDOT Highway Division
Shu MassDOT District 6
Paul MassDOT
Linda MassDOT
Jason MassDOT District 5
Andrew MassDOT
Marianti MassDOT
Matthew CDR Maguire (MA)
James Tetra Tech, Inc.
Erik Green International Affiliates
Margaret CTPS
Adam UMass Lowell
Joseph CHA Consulting, Inc.
Craig Liddell Brothers, Inc.
Matthew MA Association of Health Boards (MAHB)
Audrey Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Judith Sustainable Marblehead
Jeffrey Newton PD
Colin Windham Regional Commission
Graham Triunity, Inc.
Emily Safe Routes to School
Donald Private Citizen
Allison Solomon Foundation
Casey FHWA
Richard Lexington Planning Board
Tamarah Private Citizen
Ted Riverside Greenway Working Group
Lori BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Todd Hoyle Tanner & Associates
Joshua Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Charlie BETA Group, Inc.
Justin BETA Group, Inc.
Aleece Stantec
Thomas Gannett Fleming
Michelle Toole Design
JANE Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Jacqueline HDR
Jason Toole Design Group
Anthony Needham Dept of Public Works
Michael BL Companies (Corporate)
Caroline VHB
Michael NHDOT
Kathryn BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Chris Brennan Consulting, Inc.
Sean BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Alison MAPC
R Disability Policy Consortium
Michael BL Companies (Corporate)
James Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Adriaunna Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Sarah Arborway Coalition
David Michael Baker International
Nicholas BL Companies (Corporate)
Angie Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA)
Abbie American Council of Engineering Companies (MA)
Michael VHB
William Brennan Consulting, Inc.
Erica Toole Design Group
Raymond AECOM
Rick T.Y. Lin International (MA)
John Stantec
Nathan Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Kien BETA Group, Inc.
Marlin Stantec
Benny Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Anne City of Gardner Disability Commission
Kalya Brennan Consulting, Inc.
John Meridian Associates
Caitlin Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Jay Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Lisa Barr Foundation
Hisham Michigan State University
Darshan BETA Group, Inc.
Ron Stantec
Wayne Design Consultants, Inc. (Somerville)
Kristine East Coast Greenway Alliance
Derek BL Companies (Corporate)
Traci Seaport TMA
Kathleen Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
David Hoyle Tanner & Associates
Alison Stantec
Christopher WSP
John Gannett Fleming
Bruce Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC VT)
Jeffrey Mott MacDonald
Greg BETA Group, Inc.
John 350 Mass
Jason Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Kaleab AECOM
Jeff BETA Group, Inc.
Zack Metacomet Greenway
Christine AI Engineers, Inc. (MA)
Colleen City Point Partners, LLC
Ellen CHA Consulting, Inc.
Jay City Point Partners, LLC
Sean BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Kelly BSC Group, Inc.
Tara Minnesota Department of Transportation
Neil Milone & MacBroom
Michael Stantec Consulting Services
William BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Boris Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
Elizabeth Tetra Tech, Inc.
Theresa MVPC
Roger Private Citizen
Soni Tetra Tech, Inc.
Michael Private Citizen
Thomas BL Companies (Corporate)
Robert Town of Lexington Planning Board
Essek 1975
Tom FPNA
Bill Squannacook Greenways
Jonathan TEC, Inc. (MA)
Gary PVPC
Joe Stantec
Linda Brockton Area Transit Authority
Rachel Stantec
Zach Private Citizen
Mark AAA Northeast
Steve Environmental Partners Group, Inc.
Lisa CDM Smith (RI)
Matt BETA Group, Inc.
Stephen Design Consultants, Inc. (Somerville)
Rachael Walking In Arlington
Ashley Blue Hills Community Health Alliance (CHNA 20)
Dan In Control Family Foundation/Crash Prevention
Patrick Seaport TMA
Christopher T.Y. Lin International (ME)
Linde Tetra Tech, Inc.
Leonardo Town of Milton Bicycle Advisory Committee
Steven Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Stephanie Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
William Milone & MacBroom
Lorenzo Design Consultants, Inc. (Somerville)
Mary Old Colony Planning Council
Julia Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) Boston
Kevin Stantec
Grecia northeastern uni
Grecia ITDP
Kristine VHB
Jessica Tufts University
Joshua Mead & Hunt
Walt Stantec Consulting
Mark Gannett Fleming
Courtney MassDOT Highway Design
Lillian Private Citizen
Joseph Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Zachary Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Simon City of Framingham DPW
Daniel Town of Arlington
Michael FHWA MA
Joel Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)
Ryan FTA Region 1 (MA)
Molly Town of Lexington
Joe Easterseals, Inc. (MA)
Noah Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA)
Todd City of Medford
Gene Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (Boston)
Eric Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Alicia City of Newton
Catherine City of Waltham
Maggie City of Northampton
Jennifer SRPEDD
Paul Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Michelle Massachusetts House of Representatives
Jeffrey Town of Yarmouth
Anthony Town of Andover
Jay City of Melrose
Chris Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Tom City of Salem
Scott City of Melrose
Karen UMTC UMass Amherst
Kristin Town of Bedford DPW
Dan Martha's Vineyard Commission
Kevin Town of Watertown
Raylen Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Lisa SRPEDD
Rachel MassMobility
Joseph City of Boston
Róisín Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)
Kelly Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)
Maria TRIPPS Massachusetts
Sophia Watertown Transportation Management Association
Erin Town of Brookline
Glenn Ann Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)
Eric Central Mass Regional Planning Commission
Matt Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
Beth Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Laura Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)
Glen Natick Planning Board
Karin Valentine Unversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Elizabeth Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC)
Jane TRIPPS Massachusetts
Joshua FHWA MA
Raymond Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Betsy Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)
Matthew City of Framingham
Wilfred FHWA RI
Charles Town of Lexington
Justin NMCOG
Para City of Boston
Andrew Town of Billerica
Ginna DCR
Angela Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
George Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)
Jenn Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Matthew Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Adam City of Framingham
Dan Town of Dennis
Todd Town of Brookline
David City of Newton DPW
Kevin Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Michael Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)
Sarah Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Chavella Madison Park Development Corp
Guoqiang SRPEDD
Dennis Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA)
Amanda Town of Lexington
David Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Jason Town of Dedham
David Town of Bedford DPW
Jeremy Town of Natick
Michelle Federal Highway Administration (USDOT FHWA)
Jeff Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Michael City of Holyoke
John FHWA MA
Shashank UMTC UMass Amherst
Patricia City of Boston
Tanya Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
Kyle Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Maureen Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Laurie Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)
Deirdre New Hampshire DOT
Albert Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)
Dawn City of Northampton
Tolu Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)
Steven Town of Westwood
Cassandra FHWA MA
Josh Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Sheila Town of Lexington
Khyati Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Ariel Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
Enrique Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Brian City of Worcester
David Town of Lexington DPW
Elena City of Melrose
Robert Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Jeanette Town of Bedford
Andrew City of Cambridge Community Development Department
Andrew FHWA MA
Faye Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Megan Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Kathy Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)
Shannon University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Meg MA Commission for the Blind (MCB)
Stephen City of Worcester
Alyssa UMTC UMass Amherst
Richard Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Ann New Hampshire DOT
Michelle Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)
Cara City of Cambridge Traffic
Jamison Town of Hanson
Matt Town of Watertown
Barry Rhode Island DOT
Julie Town of Westborough Bike & Pedestrian Committee
Adrienne Town of Bedford DPW
David Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
Chris FHWA MA
Robert Town of Adams
Daniel Town of Ayer
Patricia Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)
Matt Town of Lexington DPW
Laura Town of Watertown Community Development and Planning
Gemma Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC)
Pete Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
Bethany Town of East Longmeadow
Tracy UMTC UMass Amherst
Salman University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
Kristina Town of Braintree
Kathy CDW Consultants, Inc.