MassDOT will kick off a series of statewide public meetings next week, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth.
Legislation passed in August requires the Department to host at least six public meetings in advance of developing a long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system next year. To ensure that all regions of the Commonwealth are represented, MassDOT will hold 15 meetings.
“Every person in the Commonwealth has a stake in our transportation system,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “Whether someone drives, walks, takes public transit or rides their bike, there is rarely a day that goes by that they don’t interact with the system. These statewide discussions are intended to allow the users of our system to share their ideas, thoughts and proposals for improving and paying for our transportation network for many years to come.”
Representatives from each division of MassDOT – RMV, Highway, Aeronautics and MBTA/Rail and Transit – will be available to answer questions and provide information.
The first meeting will be held as follows:
September 27, 2012 6-8 PM: Springfield Technical Community College One Armory Square, Building 2, Scibelli Hall Theater, Springfield, MA 01105
An informational website for residents will be active next week. Those who are unable to attend the meetings but wish to submit comments can do so at: email@example.com.
The complete list of meetings is available on the web at http://www.mass.gov/massdot/yourvisionourfuture and after the break.
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 168C, 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, MA 01852
October 23, 2012 6:45-8:45 PM
Haverhill Public LibraryAuditorium, 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 SchoolAuditorium, 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
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