MASSDOT WANTS YOUR INPUT ON PROPOSED PROJECTS; ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS

The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation wants your input on how they prioritize and fund local and statewide transportation projects, including funding for new buses and trains, rail expansion, transit, paratransit, accessibility upgrades, roadway improvements, municipal projects, the MBTA and regional airports and transit authorities. Your comments can inform project design and helps the MassDOT understand the level of community support for proposed projects, ensuring these investments align with the needs and priorities of all MA residents.

There are several ways to participate, all of which can be accessed online at mass.gov/CIP. Comments must be received by June 7th, 2021:

1. Attend a virtual public meeting on one of the following dates:

· May 25th, 6:00 p.m. – Pioneer Valley/Berkshire/Franklin

· May 26th, 6:00 p.m. - Northern Middlesex/Merrimack Valley

· May 27th, 6:00 p.m. - Central Mass/Montachusett

· June 1st, 6:00 p.m. - Boston meeting

· June 2nd, 6:00 p.m. – SE Mass/Old Colony

· June 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – Cape/Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard

2. Send an email with your comments—in any language—to: MASSCIP@STATE.MA.US

3. Explore local and statewide projects included in the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) and provide comments online using our CIP comment tool

Language Services:

Virtual meetings will be accessible to those with limited English proficiency. Language services will be provided free of charge upon request, and as available. Requests should be submitted within ten days of the meeting at which services will be required, if possible. Presentation materials will be made available in multiple languages upon request. For more information or to request language services, please contact Patrick Nestor 10 days before the meeting if possible at (617) 680-6092 or patrick.nestor@state.ma.us



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