News Archive

Join us in Haverhill to talk transportation


The MVTMA is hosting a roundtable with Haverhill companies June 18 to discuss transportation and commuter issues. Our goal is to identify and help find solutions to these issues. The event will be at the […]

MVTMA quarterly meeting June 21

The Merrimack Valley TMA will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at Enterprise Bank, 8 High St., Andover, Mass.
This is a meeting for all Merrimack […]

And our MCBC Corporate Challenge winner is…

The Merrimack Valley TMA and MassCommute teamed up once again to promote the
MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC), a friendly biking competition between MVTMA members and other Massachusetts businesses and institutions.
This year’s winner was Philips in Andover […]

Congratulations to our Pedal Poker Run winner!

Mark Kolenik of Philips in Andover was the big winner of a $150 Amazon gift card in our recent Pedal Poker Run.
Kolenik was one of many MVTMA members who registered and logged rides with the […]

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s taxes

Do you pay for public transit and/or parking as part of your commute? If yes, you could save up to $520 per month on your taxes.

The IRS allows pre-tax contributions of up to $260 per […]

And the Winter Promo winner is…..

Nancy Benoit-Melanson of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Andover. For taking two green commutes during the week of Feb. 12, Ms. Benoit-Melanson won a $75 gift card to Not Your Average Joe’s and a $30 gift […]


Construction on the Methuen Rotary project is substantially complete four months ahead of schedule. As soon as warmer weather returns, the contractor will return to finish installing signs, install permanent pavement markings, take care of the […]

MBTA Haverhill Line Weekend Service Suspension

Weekend service on the Haverhill commuter rail line will be suspended from September 23rd – December 2nd to install federally mandated positive train control systems for the line.  Positive train control technology is aimed at improving safety […]

Haverhill Commuter Rail Line

New Schedule Effective 11/20/2017

View the MBTA Haverhill Commuter Rail Timetable

Congrats to our 2017 MCBC Bike Commuters!

The 23rd Annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge was a hit! Across the Commonwealth, bicycle commuters logged over 147,000 miles and over 16,000 trips from May 13th – 21st. Cyclists from MVTMA member company Philips logged over […]

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 […]

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 […]

Payment Changes Coming to the MBTA

On November 20, 2017, the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board approved a 13-year, $723 million contract for a major change in its fare collection mechanism that will phase out the Charlie Card throughout the […]

Cycle for Shelter

Looking for a great charity ride this summer? Our partner non-profit Emmaus, Inc in Haverhill is hosting its 29th annual Cycle for Shelter. 100 mile, 62 mile, 40 mile and 20 mile rides are available.

Sunday, […]

Fall Municipal Roundtable

On November 29, 2016, MVTMA member Putnam investments hosted officials from the Town of Andover, representatives from area businesses and MVTMA staff at the Annual Fall Municipal Roundtable.

Click here to view the presentation by Town […]

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 […]

Permanent Commuter Benefit Parity signed into law

Thanks to congressional action and a speedy bill signing, Permanent Commuter Benefit Parity has become a reality. The law equalizes transit and driving commuters in terms of how much in pre-tax dollars they can withhold […]

The Eagle Tribune promotes public commuter rail forums

MBTA and MassCommute to host public forums on the proposed changes to the commuter rail schedule
– The Eagle-Tribune, February 4, 2016

Take Action Now

Help us restore parity between the transit and parking portions of the Commuter Benefit Program.

Contact your member of Congress before the end of the year and your transit benefits could increase for 2016!