Merrimack Valley TMA Newsletter
October 2016
 
All we do is win, win, win! 2016 Clean Air Challenge 
 
The Clean Air Challenge is a week-long effort to promote ridesharing and the use of NuRide, the Commonwealth's ride sharing database. From September 17 th - 25th, the MVTMA teamed up with MassCommute and MassRIDES to promote the Challenge. This year, we took it a step further and the results yielded four winners from the MVTMA!  
Check them out! 
Andover Economic Development Council - Updat
We can all agree that transportation and economic development go hand-in-hand. That's why we're pleased to report that the Andover Economic Development Council has been working hard to ensure that the businesses located in Andover are happy and successful. The EDC worked with consultants Nelson/ Nygaard to develop a parking management plan for Andover, which is now in its implementation phase. Additionally, the EDC Corporate Outreach team is developing a survey to measure businesses' feedback.
More information about the MVTMA's advocacy efforts...
ACT National TDM Forum - October 11 th -12 th
In Boston and the surrounding suburbs, transportation, traffic and commuting are top of mind. Join us at the inaugural Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Forum on October 11 th -12 th to learn more about how transportation and mobility are constantly evolving to address these pain points. Use the promo code "TMAVIP" to get $50 off your non-member registration. Register today!
Route 128 Closure 
Fall in New England is prime for weekend trips to leaf peep or pick apples. Before you make your plans, keep in mind that a portion of Route 128 will be closed November 4-6. 
Toll Collection on MA Highways

All-electronic tolling has slowly been taking shape across Massachusetts over the past several months. By October 28 th , all tolling booths will switch to E-ZPass or pay-by-plate only. To save on fees, get your E-ZPass today! 
MassDOT's Adopt Visibility Program

MassDOT's Highway Division is looking for corporations to sponsor its Adopt Visibility program. They are specifically looking for a group willing to adopt and maintain the traffic island located across from the MassDOT maintenance facility on the River Road Bridge over I-93 in Andover. The island is currently raised and contains trees with mulched beds. There is no minimum required for sponsorship.
Upcoming Events
Join MVTMA staff at...
ACT National TDM Forum
October 11-12, 2016
Sheraton Hotel, Boston
  Registration information...
Putnam Andover's Health and Wellness Fair
October 19, 2016
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
In the cafe at 7 Shattuck Road
More information...