Capital Conversations Talk to MassDOT about transportation investments for your region

What current and future highway projects in your region are important to you?

Do you have an innovative idea to maintain our roads and bridges?

How important is public transit, pedestrian, or bicycle facilities to you?

Do general aviation airports or Registry of Motor Vehicles branches in your region need investment?

How much transportation funding should go into maintaining our existing roads, bridges, and public transit systems and how much into expanding services and facilities into new areas?

MassDOT and the MBTA are preparing five-year capital plans, blueprints that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2017 and 2021. The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) determines how we prioritize our largest investments, covering all transportation projects – everything from highway and municipal projects to regional airports and rail and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities. These Capital Conversations will help to guide our five-year Capital Investment Plan process as well as upcoming planning processes for statewide bicycle, pedestrian and rail plans. We want to hear from you about how those investments should be prioritized in order to maintain and modernize the Commonwealth’s transportation facilities. How can we improve our transportation systems, increase transportation capacity where existing facilities are inadequate, and build new projects to help communities to prosper and residents to get where they need to go?

Representatives from MassDOT and the MBTA will be on hand to hear your input about transportation needs and capital priorities. Please help spread the word about these Capital Conversations to friends, family and business associates. Your participation is critical to our success.

Monday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.
Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst

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