December 2016 - January 2017 
Holiday Promotion 2016...and the winners are...
The North Shore TMA's Holiday Promotion involved a short, fun quiz and judging from our responses, our readers loved it! In the short time the quiz was opened, we had 77 people take it. That's tremendous! Clearly, we'll have to do this again...

Congratulations to:
  • Doreen F. from Salem State University. Doreen won our 1st place prize and will take home a $100 Macy's gift card.
  • Jan B. from Eastern Bank. Jan won a $50 Amazon gift card as our 2nd place awardee.
  • Renee W. from Axcelis. As our 3rd place winner, Renee will have $25 at Market Basket to treat herself to this holiday season.
Congratulations, Aaron Clausen!
Aaron Clausen (left) with NSTMA Executive Director Andrea Leary.
On December 13 th , MassCommute, the coalition of TMAs of which the North Shore TMA is a part , honored the biggest advocates of transportation demand management (TDM) in the region. We are pleased to report that the North Shore TMA's own Aaron Clausen from the City of Beverly was one of three people honored. Aaron was recognized with the 'TDM Champion' award for promoting
alternative commuting options in Beverly by championing the City's Complete Streets program and supporting the implementation of the Beverly Bike Plan. Congratulations, Aaron!
See the Beverly Patch's coverage of this event... 
Fare Collection on the T: Call for Feedback
On December 20 th at 1:00 PM , the North Shore TMA will sponsor a meeting with MBTA officials at Salem State University's Enterprise Center to discuss its Automated Fare Collection (AFC) 2.0 initiative . AFC 2.0 aims to streamline paying for MBTA fares using Tap and Go technology, among other advancements. The AFC 2.0 effort will have a strong impact on commuting on the North Shore, specifically for those who use the bus and commuter rail. Interested commuters who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to view the presentation and share feedback with the NSTMA by December 31 st .
SSU and City of Salem Roundtable: A Debrief
On November 9 th , the NSTMA hosted a roundtable discussion on bicycle and pedestrian safety with representatives from Salem State University and the City of Salem. Several members from the Sustainability Committee at Salem State University were in attendance as well. Making bike lanes more visible, a notification system for street paving, and the City's enhanced
bike share system were some of the many topics discussed.
 More about what the NSTMA can do for you...
South Salem Commuter Rail Station: Update
On November 14 th , the Salem Partnership hosted a meeting about the proposed South Salem commuter rail station. Based on feedback from those in attendance, the placement of the stop was moved slightly further to the north to minimize the impact to residential neighbors .  
More information... 
Upcoming NSTMA Bulletin
In an effort to learn more about how the NSTMA can support you better, s tarting next month, we will distribute a brief article via email followed by a one-question poll asking for reader participation and feedback . The article/poll will also be posted on our website. We don't want to give it all away, but our inaugural article/ poll will have something to do with taking Uber and/or Lyft as part of your commute. Please check our website in mid - January for details. The results of the poll will be reported on in our next newsletter, which will go out in mid - February.
In Case You Missed It...Route 107 Report
We reported on this last month, but in case you missed it, MassDOT has concluded its study of the Route 107 Corridor in Salem and Lynn.
View the final report here.