Merrimack Valley TMA Blog

More changes at the Methuen Rotary

A new on-ramp to I-93 Southbound is now open to traffic.

Signage will be installed along the corridor and at the new ramps to direct traffic through the new alignment.

For more information, please visit our Methuen Rotary Construction website.

MBTA North Shore Commuter Rail Shutdowns

The Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line will shut down temporarily this summer for crews to make important updates to the infrastructure. Here’s what you need to know:

Beverly Drawbridge Construction – July 17th – August 13th
There will be a 28-day shutdown on all commuter rail service North of Salem Station to replace […]

Congratulations to our Green to Work award winners!

The MVTMA’s Green to Work incentive program pays you for your commute! Congratulations to our most recent winners:

Q1: Kim R., Hewlett-Packard Enterprise ($100 gift card)

Q2: Jared E., Putnam Investments ($100 gift card)

May: Sharon W., Putnam Investments ($25 gift card)

June: Robert G., Philips Healthcare ($25 gift card)

You could be our next […]

Make your workplace more competitive: Offer commuting options and incentives

Check out any recruitment, talent management or human resources Twitter feed or blog these days and what is one of the most commonly expressed themes? How hard it is for companies, organizations and firms to find and attract the right people. Sure, there are bright people with the perfect backgrounds […]

Meet our Members – Philips Healthcare

The benefits of MVTMA membership go far beyond the possibility of winning gift cards for commuters who log their trips in our Green to Work program or the benefit of peace of mind for those employees participating in our Guaranteed Ride Home program. Membership gives our member companies access to […]

It’s All About Winning when you Bike to Work

One foot over the other. One, two, one, two. That final push up River Road. It’s a warm, humid morning in July and you’re biking to work—dreaming of that iced coffee you will imbibe as soon as you get to the office. Sweat drips down your brow as you make […]

Free WiFi on the Commuter Rail!

As the main author of this blog, I am often on a search for relevant and interesting topics for our readers– of course, you’re thinking– that’s part of my job! This morning, I had an experience that was worthy of such a topic: I was a green commuter! I am […]

The ECO Awards recognize excellence in providing commuting alternatives for employees

On a windy, cold morning on March 26th, 200 approximately people gathered into the EMC Suite at Fenway Park to celebrate commuting– specifically, shared commuting that results in a decreased demand on traffic—at the annual Massachusetts ECO Awards.

The morning was a joyous one for the Merrimack Valley TMA and its […]

The benefits of vanpooling, Kindle winner and much more!

There is a lot of noise out there about commuting. Our roadways are undoubtedly congested—all you have to do is drive along I-93 or the MassPike on a given week day and you’ll see that’s evident. Our roads are also a mess! After this long and very cold winter, the […]

Winter Biking? Sure! Tips from a Local Rider

At the Merrimack Valley TMA, we love to hear tales from commuters. This week, we are honored to feature a guest post by Terry Cowman, an avid outdoor cyclist and member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Boston Chapter. Terry wrote an article for the February edition of the AMC’s […]

Active Streets Encourage Active Commuters

Last Wednesday, shared commuters earned a huge win from the state legislature.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to fund the Active Streets or Complete Streets program. The passage granted $50 million over 5 years to the program as part of the Transportation Bond Bill.

The Active Streets program […]

The StressLESS commute: Green to Work

It’s a new year. Resolve to improve the way you get to work.

We all know how stressful getting to work can be. It’s usually combined with rushing to get out of the house in the morning and that is often combined with making sure your kids are packed up for […]

Winter Preparedness

How about this weather? Just last week, it was so cold in the Boston area, our faces hurt! Then, it was raining and foggy here while most of the country was facing record low temperatures and icy conditions that even rock salt couldn’t thaw. Now, it looks like we’ve re-joined […]

The ‘healthy’ way to get to work

This time of year, a lot of emphasis is put on running around. We “run” from home to work to the mall to buy gifts and then to run errands for our kids. We make lists, we cross items off our lists but at the end of the day, very […]