Issue: # 6 
August 2013

Welcome to the North Shore TMA's summer update!  


The big news this summer has been the huge MBTA parking garage project at Salem Depot. The NSTMA has been busy letting commuters know how to avoid the project if they want to stay away, or how to access the commuter train now that the parking lot there is closed.
In both cases, the trick has been a willingness to try something new.
Change is difficult, so we have decided to reward commuters for jumping on the ferry if they usually take the train, or getting dropped off at the "kiss and ride" rather than driving the the depot and parking their cars.
We call it Transportation Transformation. If you know someone who has changed his or her mode of travel, here's a little bit of insider information: Each Wednesday morning through Sept. 11, we'll have someone at the Salem Ferry dock at Blaney Street or at the Salem Depot on the lookout for commuters who've made a Transportation Transformation. Some lucky commuters will receive a reward, such as a gift card to Salem Cycle or Coffee Time Bake Shop.
If you know a Salem business owner who'd like to donate a gift to the Transportation Transformation promotion, ask him or her to contact Communication Manager Donna Capodelupo at or by phone at 978-994-3450.


Andrea Leary, Executive Director
North Shore TMANews1
Bike storage added at Depot project site
Biking is proving to be a popular option for commuters who can no longer park their cars at the Salem Depot train station.


When construction began on the MBTA's new parking garage and transportation center, the bicycle racks were filled to overflowing on the first day.


The city's Mass in Motion coordinator worked with Salem Park Department and the MBTA to install two more bike racks to support the increased demand. Building Salem staff, T and the North Shore Transportation Management Association will monitor the use of the racks to ensure that there is sufficient bicycle parking space.


Bicycling is just one of several options available to commuters who used to park at the Salem station.

Everything you need to know about
the Salem Depot construction project 
When you see this logo, one click brings you to the NSTMA's Salem Depot Project Page, where you will find project updates, the names, photos and stories of the association's Transportation Transformation contest, alternatives for commuters and more! New information will be added throughout the full term of the project, until it ends in October 2014. Check back often so that you're always up to date!
Dan Tieger, left, and Terry Cowman arrive at the 2013 Bike to Work celebration at the Cummings Center ... on their bicycles, of course.
Tieger wins 2013 MassCommute  
Lifetime Achievement Award 
Bicyclists have no better advocate than Dan Tieger. Just ask the staff here at the North Shore TMA. No sooner had the NSTMA begun distributing information about the construction project at the Salem Depot, Dan was emailing with questions about bike racks and access for cyclists. Whether they ride for pleasure or as their predominant mode of transportation, cyclists can rest assured they have someone looking out for their best interests.

It is no wonder, then, that Dan was recently selected by MassCommute as the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge's first Lifetime Achievement Award winners. He was nominated by Steve Roberge who, as NSTMA members know, is no slouch when it comes to advocacy for cyclists. Steve says it was Dan who drew him into the cycling community. Click HERE to read Steve's nomination letter.

Dan is a quality physicist at ProTom International, but most of us at NSTMA know him from his years at Axcelis Corp. in Beverly, where he inspired his colleagues to bicycle to work. His example continues even though he has left the company.
 Ed Haskins, an employee at Eastern Bank's Lynn branch, is this month's winner of a $25 gift card in the Green To Work monthly raffle. Lynn's Eastern Bank is one of the newest members of the North Shore TMA. Green To Work is one of the programs open to employees of NSTMA member companies. For more information about Green To Work, visit
Are you ready? Car-Free Week begins Sept. 16


Massachusetts Car-Free Week is Sept. 16 to 22. 
"Walking, bicycling, carpooling, and mass transit are great options," says NSTMA Executive Director Andrea Leary. "Why not get together with colleagues or classmates and organize a friendly competition?" Leary suggests.
Learn more about Massachusetts Car-Free Week and how to enter the "Pick a Day, Commute Another Way" raffle and video contest, visit and, respectively.
To help you start thinking now about how to get to work, school, shopping and other errands without using your auto during Car-Free Week,TMA staff will be onsite at member locations during lunchtime and in some instances throughout the day to discuss options and resources for how you can have a car-free or car-lite commute.  
Follow The North Shore Transportation Management Association on Facebook and twitter, and join the North Shore TMA Group on LinkedIn to stay informed about all the ways you can commute better and greener. 
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