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indexBOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that the 2020 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held virtually over three-days on Tuesday, November 17, Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19.  The purpose of the conference is to share relevant transportation highlights that relate to current pedestrian, bicyclist, and public transportation topics. This year’s conference will be free for all attendees.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by MassDOT Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, FHWA Division Administrator Jeff McEwen, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, RMV Registrar Jamey Tesler and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. The conference will also include a keynote presentation from Angie Schmitt, one of the country’s best-known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation. National and international panelists have also been added to the conference’s expanded format.

The conference format will include the following four main tracks that focus on key areas in transportation: 1) Safety; 2) Equity Measures; 3) Mobility in a New Normal; and 4) Project Development and Implementation. Each specific track will offer topic-related sessions that feature knowledgeable moderators and panelists with expertise in these respective areas. Presentations will be both informational and interactive with question and answer opportunities and discussions.

The session topics will address a variety of key areas including “Mobility and Multimodal Transportation,” “Shared Streets and Spaces,” “Tools for Pedestrian Safety,” and “Tools and Resources to Address Equity and Planning for a Lasting Shift.” Session presentations will also highlight newly released transportation guidance and studies such as MassDOT’s guide on roundabout design and bicycle wayfinding and the Mass Central Rail Trail feasibility study. In addition, there will be virtual site visits and luncheon keynote speakers.

The conference is open at no cost to all transportation professionals including municipal personnel, non-profits, design consultants, public health and transportation advocates, planning and transit agencies, researchers, and public and private sector practitioners.

The Moving Together Conference began in 2000. In 2019, nearly 900 attendees and 57 sponsors and exhibitors participated in the conference.

Please visit the website to learn more about this year’s sessions and to register for the free 2020 Moving Together Conference. Space is limited.

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 and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.

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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