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Thursday
Jan282016

2/1-2/29: #WinterBiker Photo Contest

Are you a #WinterBiker?

The #WinterBiker Photo Contest runs 2/1-2/29
Enter to win big in our legendary #MCBC2016 Bike Bash raffle!


In preparation for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge which will take place during Bay State Bike Week this May 14-21, 2016, we invite you to send us photos of your winter biking commutes or expeditions throughout the month of February (check out last year’s pics for inspiration!). Photos can be entered in 3 ways:

1. Email to MCBikeChallenge@masscommute.com with “WinterBiker” in the subject line
2. Tweet to @MCBikeChallenge using #WinterBiker 
3. Instagram to @MCBikeChallenge using #WinterBiker

All winter biking photos sent through the month of February will be posted on our Facebook page for all to admire (Like’!) & evaluate to win. Prizes are as follows:

• Each participant will receive an extra raffle ticket upon entry to our annual Bike Bash celebrating the culmination of #MCBC2016 this spring (Wed 6/1).
• Participants who submit the top two photos with the most 'likes' at the end of February will receive five (5) additional raffle tickets at the Bike Bash! 

*(As always, participants must be present during the raffle to win.) 

Questions? MCBikeChallenge@masscommute.com


Thursday
Jan142016

1/19 - 2/11: Public Meetings on Proposed MBTA Fare & Schedule Changes

*Adapted from the MassDOT Blog

Beginning on Tuesday, January 19th and running through Thursday, February 11th,  the MBTA will host a series of public meetings on proposed fare changes and Late-Night service so that comments and suggestions can be shared with T officials.

The January and February gatherings will be an opportunity to offer recorded comments, which will be considered by the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board and MassDOT.

A series of 10 public meetings on fare changes will be followed by a vote of the Board, which is anticipated to occur in March. The Board will consider public input on two possible scenarios.

The T has created an online Fare Options Comparison tool to give customers the opportunity to calculate fares under the proposed changes.

Go to:
English version: http://goo.gl/IBezHv
Spanish version: http://goo.gl/AUYid9
Comments may also be submitted using the tool.

Written comments about late night service will also be accepted through Friday, February 12, and can be mailed to: MBTA, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Late-Night Service Committee.

Comments may also be submitted online at mbta.com; by email at latenightservice@mbta.com; or by phone at (617) 222-5146.

Written comments about the MBTA fare proposals will be accepted through Friday, February 12, 2016, and can be mailed to: MBTA, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Fare Proposal Committee; online at mbta.com; by email at fareproposal@mbta.com; or by phone at (617) 222-3200, TTY (617) 222-5146.


MEETING LOCATIONS

Tuesday, January 19
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
State Transportation Building
Floor 2, Conference Rooms 1,2,3
10 Park Plaza. Boston
Topic: Late Night Service

Wednesday, January 20
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cambridge City Hall Council Chambers
795 Mass. Ave. Cambridge
Topic: Late Night Service

Monday, January 25
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Breed Middle School
90 O'Callaghan Way. Lynn
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, January 26
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
West Middle School Auditorium
271 West St. Brockton
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday, January 27
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Malden High School Auditorium
77 Salem St. Malden
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Thursday, January 28
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Concord Town Hall
Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
22 Monument Sq. Concord
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Monday, February 1
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Union Station
2 Washington Square. Worcester
Topics: Fare Changes and Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, February 2
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Public Hearing
State Transportation Building
Floor 2, Conference Rooms 1,2,3
10 Park Plaza. Boston
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday, February 3
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mansfield High School Auditorium
250 East St. Mansfield
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Wednesday, February 3
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Walnut Hill School
12 Highland St. Natick
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Thursday, February 4
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bigelow Middle School
42 Vernon St. Newton
Topic: Fare Changes

Monday, February 8
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Coakley Middle School
1315 Washington St. Norwood
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Monday, February 8
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Woburn City Hall Council Room
10 Common St. Woburn
Topic: Commuter Rail schedule changes

Tuesday, February 9
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Chelsea High School Auditorium
299 Everett Ave. Chelsea
Topic: Fare Changes

Wednesday February 10
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Roxbury Community College
Media Arts Building 1
1234 Columbus Ave. Roxbury
Topic: Fare Changes

Thursday, February 11
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Weymouth High School Auditorium
1 Wildcat Way. Weymouth
Fare Changes

Tuesday
Nov172015

3/22/16: 6th Annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards

 

The 2016 Massachusetts ECO Awards will be Held on
Tuesday, March 22nd at Fenway Park! 
8AM-10:30AM
(Enter at 20 Yawkey Way)

The 6th annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards are brought to you by MassCommute, the Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program.

The ECO Awards are a celebration of Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions- while also improving workforce satisfaction and quality of life for employees- by encouraging employees to utilize sustainable transportation options. By making the choice to travel to work by public transit, bicycling, walking or ridesharing (carpools and vanpools) an easy one for commuters, it is employers like you who make all the difference.

Once again we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of members (like you) at Fenway this March!

For details and tickets, see www.maecoawards.com