Andre Leroux Director, Gateway Hubs Project, MassINC

André is an independent consultant who directs MassINC’s Gateway Hubs Project. A native of Worcester, he has extensive experience living and working in older industrial cities in Massachusetts. He led the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance as executive director from 2007-2020, successfully championing zoning reform and other policies to support walkable, affordable, vibrant, and diverse communities. While there, he helped establish the Great Neighborhoods program, the Planners of Color Network, Abundant Housing Mass, and Transportation for Massachusetts.

Prior experience includes time at Lawrence CommunityWorks, where he led an award-winning revitalization effort, the Massachusetts state legislature in the Office of the Senate President, and Harvard University at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He serves on the board of Smart Growth America and chairs the planning board for the City of Medford. André studied at Dartmouth College and El Colegio de México in Mexico City, is fluent in Spanish, and is a member of the LGBTQ community.

ARTICLES By Andre Leroux

Andre Leroux offers testimony to Joint Committee on Transportation

On low-income and zero-fare bills

The Honorable William Straus, House Chair The Honorable Joseph Boncore, Senate Chair Joint Committee on Transportation State House, Room 134 Boston, MA 02133 via email   Dear Chairmen Straus and Boncore, On behalf of MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, I strongly urge you to expedite a favorable report on H. 3526, “An Act Relative to

Andre Leroux offers testimony to Joint Committee on Transportation

On transportation revenue bills

The Honorable William Straus, House Chair The Honorable Joseph Boncore, Senate Chair Joint Committee on Transportation State House, Room 134 Boston, MA 02133 via email   RE: Support for new transportation revenue—local revenue tools are especially important to enable Gateway Cities and surrounding communities to solve their regional transit challenges – H. 3426 (Ciccolo) An

Andre Leroux offers testimony to Joint Committee on Transportation

On RTA advancement bills

The pandemic has permanently changed the way many residents think about where they want to live and work. This offers an unprecedented opportunity for our Gateway Cities to reposition themselves as regional hubs, but this will only be possible if they become multimodal communities anchored by strong regional transit systems.

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