Tag: Transportation

NMCOG Has Made Available Documents for Public Comment

At its July 26, 2023 meeting the Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization (NMMPO) voted to release a draft amendment to the FFY 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and a draft of Envision 2050: the Long-Range Transportation Plan for a 21-day public review and comment period. The comment period will begin on July 28, 2023 and end on August 17, 2023. These documents are available at www.nmcog.org.

There are several ways to comment on these documents:

  1. Attend the virtual public comment session on August 8, 2023 at 5:30 PM on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd–trjwjGNYrRfIaI7FDq8AAhyxZTZMZ
  2. Send comments to [email protected]
  3. Mail comments to:


40 Church Street, Suite 200

Lowell, MA 01852

The MPO will reconvene on August 23, 2023 to hear any comments and consider endorsement of the Draft FFY 2023-2027 TIP Amendment 6 and the draft of Envision 2050.

Senator Markey’s Office Provides Massachusetts Legislation Updates

Senator Ed Markey’s staff provided the following legistlation updates regarding local transportation and environmental resources:

  1. The Biden-Harris Administration announced the first round of applications for two programs to help build electric vehicle charging infrastructure in communities across the United States. The deadline to apply for this first round of funding is May 30, 2023. More information about the application process can be found here. Eligible applicants include: county governments, municipal governments, state governments, public housing authorities, public/state institutions of higher education, and Native American tribal governments. 
  2. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided a list of the 16 grant programs funded by the BIL/IRA. The EPA will be managing in the 2023-2024 grant cycle, and plans to update this list on a monthly basis, to keep the status of each program current.

For more information and any questions, email [email protected] or visit Senator Markey’s website below for more from his office.

Transportation Subcommittee Meeting

Join this Member Subcommittee to discuss Transportation issues and solutions to improve local businesses and communities in the Middlesex 3 Region.