Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will appear before the Mattapan community Thursday night to discuss with residents and businesses the importance of transit in the neighborhood.
The meeting is part of a statewide conversation the DOT is having with community groups, residents, and businesses, about the future of transportation in the Commonwealth and areas of it that can be improved.
“Every person in the Commonwealth has a stake in our transportation system,” Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey said in a statement. “Whether someone drives, walks, takes public transit or rides their bike, there is rarely a day that goes by that they don’t interact with the system. These statewide discussions are intended to allow the users of our system to share their ideas, thoughts and proposals for improving and paying for our transportation network for many years to come.”
Representatives from each division of the DOT including the RMV, Highway, and MBTA/Rail and Transit departments, will be on hand Thursday to answer questions and provide information.
Thursday’s meeting will be held at the Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 1350 Blue Hill Ave, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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The evening meeting is not being held to address any particular project in the area, but because legislation passed in August requires the DOT to host at least six public meetings in advance of developing a long-term financing plan for the state’s transportation system.