MassDOT has released weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (WMM), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The report summarizes MassDOT’s new approach to multimodal capital planning and the use of scenario planning. The Planning for Performance tool can be used to calculate the performance outcomes resulting from different funding levels available to MassDOT. The WMM tool also begins to incorporate MassDOT’s important policy initiatives, such as mode shift and sustainability, into the capital planning process. In the future MassDOT will use the tool to update and refine investment priorities. The performance tool also allows our customers and stakeholders to understand the impacts of investment or disinvestment in our transportation system.
WMM is built on extensive customer outreach that MassDOT started in the youMove Massachusetts (YMM) project. MassDOT conducted wider outreach to Environmental Justice and Title VI communities through the WMM process, and this outreach complemented the conversations MassDOT conducted at the same time as part of the Patrick Administration’s transportation revenue proposals. The outreach confirmed the essential connection between transportation and growth. Stakeholder Summary Report is available on the documents page.
Beginning on January 29, MassDOT will convene a series of six public meetings to present both the weMove Massachusetts report and the MassDOT Capital Investment Plan.
The meetings locations and dates are as follows:
Wednesday 1/29 Boston (10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor)
Wednesday 1/29 Worcester (Union Station)
Monday 2/3 Amherst (Bangs Community Center)
Monday 2/3 Pittsfield (Berkshire Athenaeum)
Wednesday 2/5 Dartmouth (MacLean Campus Center, UMASS Dartmouth,
285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747)
Monday 2/10 Lynn (Lynn City Hall – Council Chambers)
All meetings will take place from 6 to 8 pm
Public comments on both the weMove Massachusetts plan and MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan will be accepted until February 14 and can be submitted to Scott Hamwey.
MassDOT extends thanks to everyone who participated in the weMove Massachusetts transportation questionnaire over the last few months. Many of you passed the survey along to colleagues, family and friends. With your help, we received nearly 2,000 responses, capturing an immense amount of useful and constructive feedback about your transportation needs and experiences.
We are pleased to provide the completed report, WMM Stakeholder Summary Report, which catalogues the information and challenges that we learned about with your help.
The report also summarizes in-depth interviews with major stakeholders about transportation needs in their respective communities. The stakeholders represented various groups across the Commonwealth. They included councils on aging, neighborhood and family alliances, economic development agencies, community action councils, planning commissions, community health centers, homeless programs and low-income and minority groups.
Seven major components contributed to building weMove Massachusetts, and they are listed below.
- emphasis on our customers, innovation, accountability, performance management, efficiency, stewardship and stronger collaboration across transportation divisions
Data and Analysis
- critical to sound decision making
Transportation System Needs Identification
– to know that we are choosing the right transportation investments
youMove Massachusetts Themes
- ten value statements that capture the diverse values our customers
Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
– incorporate the priorities of our customers and stakeholders
Statewide Transportation Plans
– implement our modal plans
Statewide Priorities and Policies
– ensure accountability