The North Shore TMA Newsletter
June - July 2015
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Do you already commute to work and participate in our Green to Work incentive program? Refer a colleague! If they sign up and submit three consecutive months of calendars to

Al Marrone, you will receive a $25 gift card!
New records set at the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge

The North Shore TMA celebrated national bike to work week May 8th -17th by hosting breakfast for bikers at our members' worksites. Collectively, commuters from NSTMA member companies rode over 3700 miles during that week!

Congratulations to the commuters from Cell Signaling Technologies who rode 2,691 miles and placed 2nd among companies in the 100-499 employee category and to Axcelis Technologies whose riders logged 1,057 miles and earned 4th place among companies in the 500-1499 employee category. Well done!

NSTMA biking commuter earns MCBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Woolley, a dedicated biking commuter was honored at the MCBC Bike Bash on May 27th with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Woolley (pictured right) bikes to work year-round and has done so for the past 22 years. In that time, Woolley estimates that he has logged about 55,000 miles, saved over $25,000 in gas and maintenance costs and in his words, "kept a crazy number of tons of CO2 out of the air!" More...      

MBTA Service Standards Survey 

The MBTA is updating its standards for providing reliable service, and customer input is extremely important. Please take the MBTA's online survey to help determine service priorities and the standards it uses to evaluate service.

Qualitative research helps us help our members


This spring, the staff at the North Shore TMA conducted commuter transportation surveys with the students and faculty at Salem State University and North Shore Community College, as well as with the employees at Eastern Bank to gain a better understanding of why they commute the way they do. Based on the information gleaned from the surveys, the NSTMA hosted focus groups at each of the above mentioned organizations to dig deeper and identify new programs and technologies to support shared commuting. Analysis and recommendations are being finalized and we hope to roll-out pilot programs this fall. 



Summertime in New England: the best time to commute by boat!


The Salem Ferry is open for business for the 2015 season. The best news of all? Discounted rates are available for Salem and North Shore residents! Take the ferry to/from Boston and Salem, enjoy stunning views along the way and relax- because you won't be stuck in traffic!

Route 107 Corridor Study  

Andrea Leary, the NSTMA's Executive Director has been asked by MassDOT to be a part of a working group for the Route 107 Corridor Study. The study will examine ways to improve access to and throughout

Route 107 from Willson Street in Salem to Maple Street in Lynn.