Merrimack Valley TMA Newsletter
August - September 2015

Federal Street Roundtable

On August 5th, representatives from businesses located along Federal Street in Andover attended a summer MVTMA roundtable hosted by Schneider Electric. Attendees received an update on the Methuen Rotary Project from David Conroy and Jeff Lavallee (left) of the MassDOT Highway Division and an update on retail amenities in the River Road area from Paul Materazzo, Planning Director for the Town of Andover. More information...   

Save the date for the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge  

Take part in the Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge, which will take place state-wide September 20th - 27th. During that week, try carpooling, biking, walking or taking transit to work, even if you've never done it before! Register your trip(s) with NuRide and you could win one of many daily raffle prizes! Details will be emailed to member contacts by the middle of August.

Who biked to work, who won a new bike and more...  

Bike to Work week was a huge success! During the week of May 11th, 56 commuters from MVTMA member companies biked to work, logging an impressive 1892 miles in the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC). Congratulations to Mark Kolenik (pictured right) of Philips. Thanks to his participation in the MCBC, Mark won a brand new Trek Lync 3 commuter bike courtesy of our friends at Colonial Bicycle in Salem, NH.

Updates on the Methuen Rotary Project  

The MVTMA is paying close attention to the construction progress at the Methuen Rotary. Earlier this month, crews began implementing the Stage 2B Temporary Traffic Control Plan, which moved I-93 northbound traffic to the east to create a center work zone between I-93 northbound and I-93 southbound. Additionally, work time on I-93 has increased to 12 hours (5:30AM - 5:30PM) on weekdays. For more information about highway and local road lane closures, visit our dedicated Methuen Rotary Construction Project website.  

Register you bike with Rejjee  

The MVTMA has partnered with Rejjee, a crowd-sourced app for locating lost and found items, particularly stolen bikes. Rejjee is currently providing concierge registration service to all MVTMA members and they're in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help get more local police squads on board with their platform. Interested? Join their Rejjee Your Ride biking event in Arlington, MA on August 8th.

Calendar of Events 
Saturday, August 8th

Rejjee Your Ride

10:00 AM

Minuteman Trail, Arlington

Thursday, September 17th
9:45 - 11:15 AM
Board of Directors' Meeting
3000 Minuteman Drive, Andover
September 20th - 27th
Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge