May/June 2018
It's Bike Month!
Pedal Your Way to Prizes & Free Lunch: May 12th-20th 2018

The Junction TMO Pedal Poker Run aims to encourage our members to take as many trips as possible by bike during the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (May 12th - May 20th). 
Here is how it works:
  1. Register/log in for the event at the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) website 
  2. Log one round trip (or 2 one-way trips) by bike during Bike Week and earn 4 playing cards (2 for registering and one for each trip by bike). *For each additional trip you make, you earn an additional card - biking to work, for training, for recreation, errands and leisure all count so don't forget to ride & log all week!
  3. Attend our luncheon May 23 and receive your playing cards. The more rides you take during Bike Week, the better your chance for a winning hand! Whomever reveals the best poker hand, will receive a $150 gift card to the place of their choice.
The Junction TMO Pedal Poker Run is a friendly bike competition between TMO member employees. The first 25 people to sign up for the event and log at least 1 trip will receive a "legendary" MCBC bike week T-shirt. All TMO participants who take at least one trip during bike week are entered into a raffle for multiple bike-related prizes and invited to the annual MCBC Bike Bash in Cambridge.

Registration for the 2018  MassCommute Bicycle Challenge is now open, make sure Bike Week to log your daily miles and trips to work, errands, recreation, and training taken by bicycle and you're in the running!

Congrats ECO Award Winners!
JTMO Member Companies Recognized 4/18
Three JTMO member companies were recognized at this year's Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO Awards) celebration on April 18th at Fenway Park for their commitment to sustainable transportation op tion s. 

Congratulations to Pfizer Biotech Andover, STANDARD, and Transwestern/Ballardvale Office Park (all Bronze level winners)!
More than 200 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities were celebrated at this year's ECO Awards for their work in promoting active, healthy and sustainable travel options at their worksites.  The honorees were cited for their work to improve air quality and decrea
se traffic congestion by providing programs and resources to encourage employees to commute by public transit, carpool, vanpool, bike, on foot, teleworking, or working a compressed work week.   
Free Bike Registrations for Andover Members!
The Junction TMO is working with the Andover police department to provide free bike registration for employees at Andover businesses.  If your bike is stolen from any location in Andover, the police will have a record with a description of your bike that will help them in their efforts to locate it. LINK?
Try This App & Win: MIT Mobility Survey
The MIT Mobility Survey aims to study individuals' transportation and activity patterns in the Greater Boston Area. If you complete the pre-survey, post-survey, and validate and complete travel scenario surveys of all your trips in the using their mobile app, you will be entitled Amazon gift card worth $100!
  To particulate in the survey, simply install the FMSensing mobile app and  use the PIN code: bos_data_mail to register.
Tobin Bridge Construction Resumes
Work-related activities and traffic impacts as part of the Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation Project began in April and recently featured a closure of the Everett Avenue On-Ramp to Route 1 Southbound for roadway deck repair work. Construction began in 2017 and is expected to continue through 2020. Stay up to date with closures and other construction operations here.
MBTA Selects Vendor for New AFC 2.0 Fare Collection

Known as  AFC 2.0, the new system is moving forward under a public-private partnership model with incentives for the contractor to ensure the infrastructure is operational, with risk-sharing agreements for the financing, and requires the contractor to perform system maintenance over the thirteen-year agreement.

"This isn't just the next generation of fare collection, but an entirely new way that our customers will interact with the MBTA," said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. "The new system will be compatible with all MBTA transit modes, will provide fare payment flexibility, and will have more fare media options for use. While we're excited about today's milestone, we will soon initiate a major effort to educate our customers, stakeholders, and partners at all levels of government on the benefits of the new system."
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