Thank you for your interest in the Community Transportation Technical Assistance Program (CTTA). This document explains the CTTA program and format, and includes a form for
applying to the program.
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, and
• Access management
Examples of final reports are available at: www.ctps.org/Drupal/community_assistance.
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.
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.
Municipal officials interested in having such an assessment conducted in their communities are invited to submit the information below via email or mail to:
Mark Abbott, Manager of Traffic Analysis and Design
Central Transportation Planning Staff
State Transportation Building
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116
Eric Bourassa, Transportation Director
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
If you have any questions, please contact Efi.
Brief description of the location and issue(s) you would like the CTTA program to examine (add extra sheets if needed):
How did you hear about the CTTA Program?