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Make your voice heard on our state’s transportation future!

The threat of increased fares and cuts in service for the MBTA was enough to mobilize people across the state who come out in droves earlier this year and voiced their concerns for the future of our public transportation system. Unfortunately, balancing the T’s budget was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to transportation finance reform. If we want to get serious about making changes that ensure the vitality of our transportation systems in a way that supports public transit riders, pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, we’ll need more constant, proactive public engagement.

This is why Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is hosting a series of 15 public, interactive discussions titled “Your Vision, Our Future: A Transportation Conversation,” taking place over the next two months.

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The intention of the meetings is to gather feedback from Massachusetts residents regarding regional and statewide transportation needs. These events will help the MassDOT board develop a transportation funding plan, which the legislature has called on them to produce by January.

This is a critical time for the state’s transportation system and your voice can make a big difference in moving the state towards a more vibrant, safe, and reliable transportation system. A statewide, long-term funding solution for our transportation system across all modes is possible, and now is the time for all of us to speak up!

The schedule of events is listed below. Please share and help us get the word out.

September 27, 2012 6-8 PM

Springfield Technical Community College

One Armory Square, Building 2

Scibelli Hall Theater

Springfield, MA 01105

 

October 2, 2012 5:30-7:30 PM

Worcester City Hall

Levi Lincoln Room-3rd Floor

455 Main Street Worcester, MA 01605

 

October 4, 2012 6 -8 PM

Pittsfield Public Library

(Berkshire Athenaeum)

Auditorium

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

 

October 10, 2012 6-8 PM

UMass Amherst

Campus Center -Room 168 C

1 Campus Center Way

Amherst, MA 01003

 

October 16, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Fitchburg Public Library

Auditorium

610 Main Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420

 

October 17, 2012 6-8 PM

Middlesex Community College

Federal Building- Assembly Room

50 Kearney Square

Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

 

October 23, 2012 6:45-8:45 PM

Haverhill Public Library

Auditorium

99 Main Street

Haverhill, MA 01830

 

October, 25, 2012 6-8 PM

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority

1st Floor Conference Room

215 Iyannough Road

Hyannis, MA 02601

 

October 30, 2012 6-8 PM

The Conference Center at Massasoit

770 Crescent Street

Brockton, MA 02301

 

November 1, 2012 6-8 PM

Corson Maritime Learning Center,

2nd floor

33 William Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

 

November 8, 2012 6-8 PM

Quincy High School Auditorium

100 Coddington Street

Quincy, MA 02169

 

November 14, 2012 6-8 PM

Memorial Building -Nevins Hall

150 Concord Street

Framingham MA, 01701

 

November 15, 2012 5:30-7:30 PM

Mattapan Branch Library

Community Room

1350 Blue Hill Avenue

Mattapan, MA 02126

 

November 27, 2012 6-8 PM

McGlynn Middle School Auditorium

3002 Mystic Valley Pkwy

Medford, MA 02155

 

November 29, 2012 6-8 PM

Massachusetts Transportation Building

Conference Rooms 1,2,3

10 Park Plaza

Boston, MA 02116

 

Those who are unable to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments can do so at yourvisionourfuture@dot.state.ma.us.

For more information, contact Charlie Ticotsky, MAPC’s Government Affairs Coordinator.