Merrimack Valley TMA Newsletter
January - February 2015
Referral Promotion
Refer a new member to the MVTMA and if they join by April 30th, you will win a gift card of your choice valued at $50. The new member will receive $100 off their 2015 dues. It's a win-win! #referralpromo15  Contact us for more information...
Welcome Cambridge Isotope Laboratories!
The Merrimack Valley TMA is pleased to welcome Cambridge Isotope Laboratories of Andover to our membership. We are excited to extend our programs and services to commuters at CIL and we look forward to helping them meet their sustainability goals.

Expected launch date of March 1st. We'll be reaching out to select MVTMA contacts at the end of February for targeted feedback.  

White paper highlighting the value of a TMA
Beginning this month, Merrimack Valley TMA Executive Director Andrea Leary started working closely with our umbrella organization MassCommute and a team of consultants from ERG to develop a white paper. The white paper will explore the history, structure, and strategic advantages of working with TMAs in delivering commuter services, congestion mitigation, and air quality benefits here in Massachusetts and throughout the country. The paper is anticipated to be released at the end of March.
ECO Awards

On March 26th, the MVTMA will join MassDOT, MassCommute and MassRIDES at the 5th Annual Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards. The MVTMA is currently accepting a nomination form from our members telling us about the programs and policies that your organization has set in place in support of sustainable commuter options at your workplace. This quick form will assist the ECO Awards Team to determine your organization's recognition at the Pacesetter, Leadership or Pinnacle award levels. The nomination form is due by February 13th so complete it today!


Think your organization should be recognized with the highest honor at the ECO Awards, the Spotlight Award? Find out more about self nomination... 

The Advocacy Corner

We're introducing a new feature into our newsletters - The Advocacy Corner. Each MVTMA newsletter will highlight an issue that requires advocacy on the part of a TMA. This issue, we're focusing on Governor Baker's appointment of Stephanie Pollack as the new Secretary of Transportation at MassDOT. Stephanie comes to the post from Northeastern University, where she has served as the Associate Director at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy since 2005. Ms. Pollack has always been a huge supporter of TMAs and the work they do to help mitigate traffic congestion and provide sustainable solutions for commuters. Congratulations, Stephanie- we're looking forward to working with you!

Upcoming Events 
Thursday, January 29th
11:30 - 1:30
Informational Session at HP
165 Dascomb Road, Andover
Save the Date!
March 26, 2015
The Massachusetts ECO Awards
More information coming soon!