Merrimack Valley TMA Newsletter
January/February 2017
Give Their Wheels a Whirl...join us for a webinar with Lyft 

Photo courtesy of Lyft 
The Merrimack Valley TMA is teaming up with Lyft to offer you an alternative way to get to and from work from the commuter rail station that is closest to your home and/or worksite.

From Monday, January 30th - Friday, February 3rd, try taking Lyft Line to and/or from from the commuter rail and forward your confirmation receipt to us. We will pick one winner each day to receive a free commute ride to use by February 10th. What's more, every person who forwards their email receipt to us will be entered into our grand prize raffle, which is for 10 free rides to use by March 31st.
Never used Lyft before? No problem!   Join our how-to webinar with Lyft to learn more about downloading the app and how to use it.
  • What? How-To Webinar with Lyft
  • When? Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 P.M. ET
  • How to join? Click here to join the webinar on Monday.
Can't make it? Email us and we'll send you a recording of the webinar once it's finished.

Full details about the "Give Their Wheels a Whirl" promotion can be accessed here
MVTMA Strategic Planning process...well under way! 

Allison Simmons from Ease Consult, whom the MVTMA hired to lead our strategic planning process has been meeting with members, municipalities, and organizations associated with the MVTMA to learn more about what they value in TMA membership. The next step in the process is a survey of our members and various constituents.  
Congrats to our latest Green to Work winner 

It pays to have a shared commute when you carpool to/from work and participate in our Green to Work incentive program. Congratulations to Priscilla C. from Smith and Nephew for winning our December raffle. She took home a $25 to Macy's gift card. You could be our next winner... 
#WinterBiker photo contest: February 1-28 

Are you a cyclist? Do you brave the winter weather and take your bike out in the snow and ice? Take a picture of your fortitude and send it to @MCBikeChallenge on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #WinterBiker. The contest runs from February 1st - 28th and weekly and overall contest winners will be chosen!
Holiday Promotion winners   
For the Merrimack Valley TMA's Holiday Promotion, we asked you to take a simple quiz on our website. Judging from the 82 takers of the quiz, we can say that it was a success!

Congratulations to:
  • Richard M. from Schneider Electric. Richard won 1st place and took home a $100 gift card.
  • Tom C. from Philips Healthcare. As our 2nd place awardee, Tom chose a $50 gift card to Ralphie's Cafe Italiano in Salem, NH.
  • Celia E. from Schneider Electric. As our 3rd place winner, Celia received a $25 gift card.
Fall Roundtable: A Debrief 
On November 29th, MVTMA member Putnam Investments hosted officials from the Town of Andover, representatives from area businesses and TMA staff at the annual Fall Roundtable. Topics ranged from relocating the Town Yard, further developing downtown Andover, addressing parking concerns and ways to attract more businesses to Andover. View a PowerPoint of the presentation given by Town Manager Andrew Flanagan here
Upcoming Events

How-to Webinar with Lyft
1:00 P.M.
Learn how to download and use the Lyft app and get started with Lyft Line today!  

MVTMA Winter Promotion
Take the Commuter Rail and then order a Lyft Line to take you the rest of the way. Forward us your email receipt and you could win!

#WinterBiker Photo Contest
February 1-28
Submit your photos to @MCBikeChallenge and tag #WinterBiker for a chance to win!