The Chamber has been working with the Neponset Valley Transportation Management Association (TMA) and the Suburban Mobility Working Group on a Route 1 and 1A Corridor Mobility Study. The final report was recently completed by MAPC and can be viewed via the link above.
The projects goals were to:
As part of the study an analysis was conducted to determine which areas within the Neponset Valley Route 1/1A study area would be the best candidates for local public transportation improvements.
The study proposes a near term recommendation of new and expanded microtransit services, as well as a long-term revitalization and redesign of Route 1.
The Chamber recently participated in a virtual forum with the TMA, Suburban Mobility Working Group, MAPC and planners from the towns within the region to discuss the studies findings. The Working Group, which I co-chair along with Canton Town Planner Laura Smead, will continue to work with all of our stakeholders to move toward implementation of the studies recommendations.
Please take a moment to review the recommendations (page 44), share with others who may be interested and let us know your feedback.
Traffic is already returning as more people head back to work and making it safe and easy for people to commute locally will be paramount to attracting workers today and for years to come.
Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO