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Southern Massachusetts TTOD Regional Forum 2019

April 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| Free

Please join us on April 8 in New Bedford for the Southern Massachusetts Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum. We will explore how New Bedford, Brockton and other cities are using transit-oriented development to transform their cities and surrounding communities. Come share your vision, meet with colleagues old and new, learn about proposed and active rail service improvements, and exchange ideas for leveraging state, local, and federal tools for TOD.


2:00-2:45pm Walking Tours of Downtown New Bedford (optional)

Enjoy a half-hour walk around New Bedford’s downtown which highlights recent additions and improvements. The tour starts in the lobby in the Whaling Museum and is limited to the first 40 registrants.

3:00-4:30pm Forum

  • Opening remarks – Mayor Jon Mitchell, City of New Bedford
  • Transformative TOD research presentation – Dr. Tracy Corley, MassINC
  • South Coast Rail and Rail Vision presentation – Jean Fox, MassDOT
  • Panel Moderator: Tony Sapienza, New Bedford Economic Development Council
  • Panelists: Rob May (City of Brockton), Kirsten Bryan (City of New Bedford), Ted Carmen (Concord Planning and Development), Angela Constantino (Southeast Regional Planning and Economic Development District)

    4:30-6:00pm Networking at Moby Dick Brewery

Join us for an informal gathering after the forum to discuss further opportunities and celebrate one of the South Coast’s best local breweries.

About the Transformative Transit-Oriented Development (TTOD) Regional Forum Series

MassINC is working with our Gateway Cities to improve rail and transit service, while also spurring economic and real estate development near rail stations. 

Our TTOD Regional Forums convene stakeholders from Gateway Cities and surrounding communities to discuss transit and development assets and needs for addressing opportunities and challenges. This Initiative builds on our 2018 research report on Transformative TOD and statewide conversations about the future of housing, transportation, and economic development. 

The report is available at https://massinc.org/research/the-promise-and-potential-of-transformative-transit-oriented-development-in-gateway-cities/.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, 02740 United States


(617) 742-6800