The MetroWest/495 Transportation Management Association (TMA) is a member-based non-profit organization that focuses on transportation-related issues in the MetroWest region and provides sustainable commuting solutions to the large employers located here. The TMA is a program of both the MetroWest and Marlborough Regional Chambers of Commerce and focuses on a vital component of the success of the region; transportation.
Serving the communities of the MetroWest region (Framingham, Natick, Marlborough, Hudson, Southborough, Ashland, Sudbury, Wayland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Sherborn, Westborough, and Northborough) including those located along Interstate 495, the TMA advocates the use of alternate modes of transportation; including carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, walking/biking. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and increase awareness of sustainable transportation. The TMA advocates for sustainable transportation options in the area and collaborates with community leaders to strengthen the economic growth of our area. The result improves the quality of life for people living and working in MetroWest, one of the most dynamic regions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
New Way, NuRide.
NuRide is a state of the art online ridematching and commute-tracking system. Create a profile and search for a carpool, vanpool, or transit connections. Once you begin using one of these cost-effective modes of transportation, you can log trips and earn rewards! New registrants receive 1,000 NuRide points! Simply log in to www.nuride.com to create your profile today.
For more information about public transportation in our region and across Massachusetts, please log on to the following websites:
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, www.mwrta.com and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, www.mbta.com
Bike Support and Awareness.
The TMA appreciates and supports its members who provide bike resources for employees. This includes safe, well-lit bike racks, shower facilities, etc. The TMA organizes bike events throughout the year and provides bike tune ups for participants using this healthy commuting method. Please contact the TMA directly for information, bike maps and safety tips. We partner with Steve the Bike Guy, located in Sherborn, to provide free tune ups. For more information about biking in our area, please visit the website: www.stevethebikeguy.com
Don’t Forget the Guaranteed Ride Home Program!
Employees of the MetroWest/495 TMA members’ are eligible for this valuable service. Emergency rides are free to employees who are registered in the program and carpool, vanpool, take transit, or bike/walk at least 2 days per week. Please contact Stephanie Hirshon at 508-879-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Making a Difference!
The TMA advocates for its members in the region and is participating in MassDOT’s Capital Conversations; an opportunity to voice our opinion on current and future transportation-related projects. Please take a moment and help shape our region’s transportation plan. The TMA will be representing our corporate members at several in-person meetings. Please see a full schedule of meetings at: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/InformationCenter/CapitalInvestmentPlan.aspx. If you cannot attend a meeting, please post your ideas or email to the following:
mass.gov/massdot/capitalconversations or email comments to email@example.com
If you have any questions about any transportation-related topics in our region, please contact Stephanie Hirshon, Executive Director, at 508-878-5600 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org