June/July 2017 
Commuter Rail Shutdowns on the Newburyport/Rockport Line 
This summer, the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line will experience schedule shutdowns due to two planned infrastructure updates.
There will be a 28-day shutdown of service North of Salem Station from July 17th - August 13th for crews to work on the Beverly Drawbridge.
From July 8th - September 30th, weekend service on the entire line will be halted so crews can update the Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems.
While these shutdowns are certainly inconvenient, this is a good time for you to consider carpooling and/or teleworking. We can help make your commute easier.  
MAPC Supports the North Shore Mobility Study 
**Please Note** Due to an unforeseen emergency related to the MAPC point person, the originally scheduled 6/28 and 6/29 roundtable events have been cancelled.  These roundtables will be scheduled to a later date.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is coordinating outreach meetings for many of the communities and businesses located on the North Shore. The purpose of these meetings is to present information and identify specific concerns with respect to commuting.

We are looking to identify opportunities to work together to improve access to your worksite! Come prepare to join the dialogue. Please also consider taking our very brief survey to help us concretely understand your specific transportation concerns.

Details on the upcoming meetings:
  • Wednesday, July 12th, 7:45-9:00 AM, Cherry Hill Beverly/Danvers businesses, Axcelis Technologies, 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly
  • Tuesday, July 18th, 7:45-9:00 AM, City of Peabody Businesses/Centennial Drive/North Shore Mall/Lahey Hospital, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street, Peabody
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 7:45-9:00 AM, Cherry Hill/Sam Fonzo Drive businesses, Axcelis Technologies, 108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly
2017 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge: Oh what fun we had!
Elias W. (left) from Cell Signaling Technology accepts their First Place trophy at the MCBC Bike Bash on May 31st with NSTMA Outreach Manager Al Marrone (right).
From May 13th - 21st, North Shore TMA cyclists participated in the 23rd annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC). It was quite a year for our members' teams! NSTMA businesses logged over 4,800 miles during the week and many set new achievements and records. Cell Signaling Technology's CST Cell Cyclers won First Place in the 100-499 employee category with 2,100 miles logged. Eastern Bank in Lynn quadrupled their participation from last year, logging over 1,700 miles and claiming Third Place in the 500-1499 employee category. Other notable achievements were Axcelis Technologies with 744 miles logged and Salem State University with 267 miles in the books. Congratulations to all cyclists! We hope you had fun and that you continue to ride throughout the summer! Full results...  
Ferry Service Returns to Lynn and Salem
Seasonal ferry service is up and running on the North Shore. The Lynn Ferry began operating on June 20th on a weekday, commuter schedule between Lynn's Blossom Street Extension and Boston's Long Wharf.
The Salem Ferry runs everyday through October 31st between Salem's Ferry Center on Blaney Street and Long Wharf.
More information on schedules and fares...
Discounted Membership Available on the City of Salem Bike Share this Summer
In our last newsletter, we announced that a Bike Share program launched in the City of Salem on May 16th. It is now up and running with 18 cruiser bikes across three stations and growing! Give it try this summer! Now through August, an Annual Membership with Zagster is only $10 (regular price is $25 and the hourly rate to rent a bike is $3/hour). It pays to give it a try! More information...
Upcoming Events and Promotions

Wednesday, July 12th

MAPC Outreach Meeting for Cherry Hill Beverly/Danvers Businesses

7:45 - 9:00 AM
Axcelis Technologies
108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly 
Tuesday, July 18th

MAPC Outreach Meeting for City of Peabody Businesses/Centennial Drive/North Shore Mall/Lahey Hospital

7:45 - 9:00 AM
Peabody Institute Library
82 Main Street, Peabody  

Wednesday, July 19th

MAPC Outreach Meeting for Cherry Hill/Sam Fonzo Drive businesses

7:45 - 9:00 AM
Axcelis Technologies
108 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly

Sunday, July 23rd  
Cycle for Shelter
Benefiting the  Emmaus Homeless Shelter
100 mile, 62 mile, 40 mile and 20 mile bike routes available
 Enter the promo code 'nstma17' for 25% off your  registration fee
Looking to ride your bike more this summer? Think it needs a check-up? Contact our friends at Pedalin Fools Mobile Bicycle Services to book your appointment! Mention the North Shore TMA for special treatment!