The Healthy Transportation Compact is a key requirement of the landmark transportation reform legislation signed into law in June 2009. Co-chaired by the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Health and Human Services and including the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, MassDOT Highway Administrator, MassDOT Transit Administrator, Commissioner of Public Health, and now including the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, this inter-agency initiative is designed to facilitate transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health, support a cleaner environment and create stronger communities.
To address one of the charges of the Healthy Transportation Compact, an Advisory Council was established in March 2014 to help guide and promote the activities of the Compact. Members include representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the fields of public health, transportation, the environment, and economic development. A list of members can be found here.
All HTC and HTC Advisory Council Meetings are open to the public.
The 2009 transportation reform law charges the Compact with: