Sal Lupoli and Andrea Leary at the MVTMA Spring Roundtable on April 25th.
After approximately an hour debate, Sal Lupoli addressed the members of the Annual Andover Town Meeting on May 1st stating that Article 57 and 58 will be withdrawn. Mr. Lupoli told the attendees of the Town Meeting that he will work with members of the Andover community to address any questions that remain regarding the ID3 zoning amendment and he looks forward to bringing the zoning amendment back before the town in the future. In a similar statement to the members that evening, Stephen Stapinski withdrew Article 69 (which seeks to amend the ID2 Zoning District to include residential use) noting that he would like to have more time to work with members of the community, the Planning Board, and the Economic Development Council to craft an article that is the most responsive to the needs of the town. On May 8th, the Town Meeting's 3rd night, Article 71 (Zoning for a Restaurant Drive Thru) failed.
The Association for Commuter Transportation is exploring the development of a certification program for transportation demand management (TDM) professionals. MVTMA Executive Director Andrea Leary was selected along with 11 other professionals from around the country to serve as a subject matter expert to develop a jobs analysis survey that will gather information on the key skills and abilities of professionals within the TDM industry. The two-day intensive process was guided by Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc in Clearwater, Florida. The Jobs Analysis survey will be distributed in early July to all individuals who are directly or indirectly involved in public-sector and private-sector TDM activities. The results of the survey will help determine next steps in the potential development of a certification program for TDM professionals.
Bicycle Commuter Benefit
Did you know that you can get reimbursed up to $20 per month for commuting via bicycle? Any employer, if they chose to do so, may provide a reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable expenses incurred by an employee in conjunction with their commute to work by bike.
The Bicycle Commuter Act provides a tax-benefited reimbursement for the expenses of bicycle commuting. The reimbursement is a fringe benefit paid by the employer. The employee does not get taxed on the amount of the reimbursement.
MassDOT State Bike Plan
MassDOT is updating their statewide Bicycle Transportation Plan and they are seeking riders' help. Please complete this brief survey or draw on a map to identify where you'd like to ride and note if there are barriers preventing you from doing so. MassDOT will also be hosting events at various locations throughout the summer to promote the Plan. More information...