Update! Featured Speaker: City of Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll


Thursday October 8, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress St
2nd Floor, Fort Point Room
Boston, MA 02210

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Eric Bourassa, MAPC

Julia Prange Wallerce, MassCommute


Commuting Matters: Transportation Strategies for Municipalities and Employers 

Traffic has a profound effect on economic development, workforce attraction and retention - and quality of life.

Please join us for a free breakfast forum sponsored by MAPC and MassCommute about how cities, towns, and employers can work together to reduce traffic, enhance prosperity, improve environmental quality, and provide better transportation options for employees and residents. 

Unfortunately, registration has reached capacity. Please sign up for our waiting list, below. We will notify you if a seat becomes available.

MassCommute and MAPC will present the findings from two recent research papers (links below) and then convene a panel discussion of business and municipal stakeholders who have successfully created partnerships to implement Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs.

The forum will also feature City of Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll. The Mayor views access to transportation as integral to the City of Salem's economic vitality. She will discuss the importance of advancing programs and policies, as well as developing infrastructure that promotes transportation choices and enhances mobility for residents, employees, and the many tourists who visit the city.

We look forward to seeing you!


8:00 Breakfast & Networking

8:30 Welcome

Patrick Sullivan, Managing Director, MassCommute

8:35 Opening Remarks

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem

8:55 Overview of White Papers

Julia Prange Wallerce, Executive Director, Mass Commute: 

"Making the Shift: How TMAs in Massachusetts Leverage Private-Sector Resources to Achieve State Goals & Public Benefits"

Alison Felix, Senior Transportation Planner, MAPC:

"Transportation Demand Management - Case Studies and Regulations"

9:15 Panel Discussion moderated by Patrick Sullivan, Managing Director, Mass Commute.


  • Stephanie Groll, Parking and TDM Planning Officer, City of Cambridge 
  • Susan McGowan, Associate Director, Benefits, Biogen
  • Melisa Tintocalis, Economic Development Director, Town of Lexington
  • Tom Ragno, Principal, King Street Properties

9:55 Remarks

Katherine Fichter, Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

10:05  Questions from Forum Attendees

10:20  Closing Remarks

Marc Draisen, Executive Director, MAPC