For Immediate Release: 10/26/2015
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Reminder: MassDOT 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 26, 2015 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is issuing a reminder of its ongoing 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, which will be held throughout the Commonwealth, began on Monday, October 19, and are scheduled to continue through Thursday, November 5, 2015.

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 is reminding those who are unable to attend the meetings to join the Capital Conversation online by sharing their ideas by e-mailing  Thoughts and ideas can also be shared by using

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

October 26, 2015 6 p.m.


Braintree City Hall

1 John F Kennedy Memorial Drive

Braintree, MA 02184


October 26, 2015, 6 p.m.


Bangs Community Center

70 Boltwood Walk

Amherst, MA 01002


October 27, 2015, 6 p.m.*New Location

Fall River

Morton Middle School Library

1135 N. Main Street

Library entrance at corner of Rock and President Ave.

On street parking available.

Fall River, MA 02722


October 27, 2015, 6 p.m.


Middlesex Community College

Lowell Campus

33 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA 01852

October 28, 2015, 6 p.m.


Peabody City Hall

Wiggin Auditorium

24 Lowell Street

Peabody, MA 01960


October 28, 2015, 6 p.m.


Natick Town Hall

13 East Central Street

Natick, MA 01760


October 29, 2015, 6 p.m.


Pittsfield City Hall

City Council Chamber

70 Allen Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201


October 29, 2015, 6 p.m.


Plymouth Town Hall

11 Lincoln St. – Harbor Room

Plymouth, MA 02360

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


Mansfield Town Hall

6 Park Row

Mansfield, MA 02048


November 5, 2015, 6 p.m.


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  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.




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