Community Transportation Technical Assistance

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The purpose of the CTTA program is to provide municipal officials with technical advice on local transportation concerns such as traffic operations, safety, bicycle and pedestrian access, livability, parking, and bus stop locations.

Between 2009 and 2013, MPO and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) staff conducted studies in Arlington, Danvers, Everett, Marshfield, Milford, Milton, Reading, Revere, Rockport, Sudbury, Swampscott, Walpole, Weston, Winchester, and Wrentham. Recommendations from those studies focused on:

  • Safety and operational improvements for pedestrian circulation
  • Accommodations for bicyclists
  • Traffic calming
  • Livability improvements
  • Intersection redesign for effective and safe traffic channeling
  • Traffic-signal evaluations
  • Access management

Examples of final reports are available here.

The program is open to all of the 101 municipalities in the MPO region. When evaluating requests for technical assistance, MPO and MAPC staff consider whether they can provide useful feedback on the municipality’s particular issues and if they can do so in a financially modest, time-efficient manner.

Format

Typically, a team of transportation engineers and planners from the MPO and the MAPC meet with municipal officials to visit a specific site, observe existing conditions, and discuss issues of concern. Afterwards, MPO/MAPC staff will document the identified issues, perform any needed analysis, and offer recommendations for addressing the municipality’s concerns.

Printable forms for applying to the program can be found here (pdf) (html).

For more information, please contact Mark Abbott, MPO Staff, at 857.702.3641 or mabbott@ctps.org.