MassDOT is pleased to announce that the next Open House for Focus40 will be held on October 13. Since May, the project team has been busy learning from customers, collaborating with partners to develop preliminary goals for Focus40, working internally to develop a roadmap to address existing reliability and capacity issues, and advancing our trends research to develop distinct potential future scenarios for what the region could look like in 2040.
Focus40 is the 25-year strategic vision for MBTA investments. This process is engaging customers – as well as elected officials, major employers and business leaders, academic institutions, the advocacy community, and other stakeholders - in the development of a financially responsible, long-term investment strategy that positions the MBTA to better serve the region of today, as well as the Greater Boston of 2040. As part of this process, the Project Team will facilitate an open and frank discussion about a number of critical issues including:
- Necessary investments in the state of good repair, actions that keep our system operating reliably and working safely
- The Commonwealth’s financial capacity to expand the system’s footprint
- The potential for transformative change on local streets through strong partnerships between the MBTA and municipalities
- The Boston Region in 2040: Shifting demographics, new technology, and climate change may all impact how the MBTA must operate in 2040
For more information, visit the project website!