For Immediate Release: 10/08/2015
CONTACT: Media Contact Only: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations, Regional Outreach Meetings to Support Development of Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

Community members are encouraged to talk to MassDOT about regional transportation investments

BOSTON – October 8, 2015 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is scheduling “Capital Conversations,” a series of community meetings to solicit input on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021.  The sixteen meetings will be held throughout the Commonwealth beginning on Monday, Oct. 19, and continuing through Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

“MassDOT is excited to host these Capital Conversations in order to engage members of the public in the critical decisions about investing in our transportation infrastructure,” said Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. “These meetings will help us to develop a comprehensive, data-driven document that strategically identifies and prioritizes transportation projects for the immediate future.  We look forward to robust participation by the public in the meetings.”

The CIP will serve as a multi-modal unified plan that identifies and prioritizes five years of capital projects for the Highway Division, the MBTA, statewide rail, transit, and aeronautics projects.  Capital investments for the Registry of Motor Vehicles will also be included.  Representatives from various MassDOT agencies, including the MBTA, will be on hand at the Capital Conversations to listen to comments and feedback from meeting participants. 

In addition, MassDOT encourages those who are unable to attend the meetings to join the Capital Conversation online by sharing their ideas by e-mailing masscip@state.ma.us.  Thoughts and ideas can also be shared by using www.mass.gov/massdot/capitalconversations, which will be available beginning on Oct. 19.

The list of dates, times, and locations for the Capital Conversations meetings is below. 

October 19, 2015, 6 p.m.

Boston                                                                        

Boston English High School

144 McBride Street

Boston, MA 02130

October 19, 2015, 4 p.m.

Boston                                                                        

State Transportation Building

10 Park Plaza

Boston, MA 02116

October 21, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Worcester

Union Station

2 Washington Square

Worcester, MA 01604

October 21, 2015, 6 p.m.

Leominster

Leominster City Hall

25 West Street

Leominster, MA 01453

October 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Cambridge      

Cambridge Rindge and Latin HS

459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138

                                                           

October 26, 2015 6 p.m.

Braintree

Braintree City Hall

1 John F Kennedy Memorial Drive

Braintree, MA 02184

                                                                       

October 26, 2015, 6 p.m.

Amherst

Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk

Amherst, MA 01002

           

October 27, 2015, 6 p.m.

Fall River

Heritage State Hall

North Davol Street

Fall River, MA 02722

                                                                                   

October 27, 2015, 6 p.m.

Lowell

Middlesex Community College

Lowell Campus

33 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA 01852

October 28, 2015, 6 p.m.

Peabody

Peabody City Hall

Wiggin Auditorium

24 Lowell Street

Peabody, MA 01960

                                                                       

October 28, 2015, 6 p.m.

Natick

Natick Town Hall

13 East Central Street

Natick, MA 01760

                                                           

October 29, 2015, 6 p.m.

Pittsfield

Pittsfield City Hall

City Council Chamber

70 Allen Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

                                                           

October 29, 2015, 6 p.m.

Plymouth

Plymouth Town Hall

11 Lincoln St. – Harbor Room

Plymouth, MA 02360

November 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Mansfield

Mansfield Town Hall

6 Park Row

Mansfield, MA 02048

                                                           

November 5, 2015, 6 p.m.

Springfield

Springfield City Hall

36 Court Street

Springfield, MA 01103

November 5, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

West Barnstable

Cape Cod Community College – Tilden Arts Theater

2240 Iyannough Road

West Barnstable, MA 02668  

Meeting locations are accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency.  If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as an American Sign Language interpreter, assistive listening device, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Trish Foley at (857) 368-8907 or email trish.foley@dot.state.ma.us.  If at all possible, requests should be submitted to Ms. Foley at least 10 days prior to the meeting for which they are required.  Such services are provided free of charge.  Translation riders included based on top languages at place of distribution; full translations of these notices in top languages as well.

 

www.massdot.state.ma.us/InformationCenter/CapitalInvestmentPlan.aspx

 

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