Neponset Valley Transportation Forum

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 the Neponset Valley TMA, in partnership with MAPC/Three Rivers Interlocal Council, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the 495/Metrowest Partnership, held a regional transportation forum at Patriot Place in Foxborough to discuss the challenges posed by transportation gaps in the Neponset Valley region.

An overwhelming turnout from various businesses, state, regional, local officials, and stakeholders came together with representatives of transportation authorities including GATRA and MWRTA to share information and discuss ways to improve the transportation options for all users.  The event featured break-out sessions where participants shared their thoughts on the toughest issues facing the region. A major topic of discussion were the obstacles that exist with regard to traditional commuting, reverse commute, first mile/last mile, and daily needs.

Aniko Laszlo, Statewide Mobility Director, MassDOT and Tanja Ryden, Mobility Policy and Outreach Manager, Executive Office of Health and Human Services were among the presenters at the forum which served as a platform for the introduction and establishment of a Regional Coordinating Council in the Three Rivers Communities.   Eric Bourassa, Transportation Director at MAPC, talked about the Long-Range Transportation Plan and the importance of local input.  Frank Gay (GATRA), Cindy Frené (TransAction Associates), and Jonathan Church (CMRPC) conducted a lively panel presentation on both public sector and private sector approaches to “Last Mile” challenges.

With such a large number of the key state, regional and local officials and other stakeholders together in one room at the same time the result was a high level discussion of complex and important mobility issues. The Neponset Valley TMA sees this forum is a starting point in developing a more complete “3-C” planning process:  Conversation, Collaboration, and Communication.

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