Archive | June, 2014

Summary of Public Input from FRTA Community Conversations Available

A summary of the public input received at the Community Conversations co-hosted by the FRTA and FRCOG is now available here.  This input will be used to create various service scenarios, which will be evaluated by the consultants, URS, as they draft the Regional Transit Plan for the Comprehensive Service Analysis.

We still would like to hear from you regarding the future of public transit in Franklin County! Contact us with your thoughts:

FRTA – Michael Perreault, Assistant Administrator, Michael@frta.org, 413-774-2262

FRCOG – Megan Rhodes, Senior Transportation/Land Use Planner, mrhodes@frcog.org, 413-774-3167

Alternative Transportation Champions

To help encourage more Franklin County residents to walk, bike, or ride transit, the FRCOG is collecting stories from people in our communities who are already realizing the benefits from these alternatives to driving. Check out our first round of Alternative Transportation Champions:

Transportation Champ Profile Maureen

Transportation Champ Profile Carol

Transportation Champ Profile Peter

If you would like to add your story as an Alternative Transportation Champion, contact Land Use Planner, Alyssa Larose at alarose@frcog.org.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Guide for Food Service

Thanks to funding from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, the FRCOG has a new guide for restaurants and other food service establishments on how to reduce exposure to dangerous chemicals for employees, customers,  and the groundwater.

A ready-to-print copy of the guide is available here: GreenCleaning_Booklet_Nov2013_FINAL_PRINT_version

An easy-to-read version is available here: GreenCleaning_Booklet_Nov2013_FINAL_READ_version

FRCOG receives a Toxics Use Reduction Chamption Award at the State House. Director of Community Services Phoebe Walker accepted the award from TURI Director Michael Ellenbecker.

FRCOG receives a Toxics Use Reduction Chamption Award at the State House. Director of Community Services Phoebe Walker accepted the award from TURI Director Michael Ellenbecker.

Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force Overview

The Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force of Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin was pleased to meet with DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett on May 30.   Task Force Coordinator Marisa Hebble prepared a presentation about the work of the Task Force that can be seen here:

Opioid Task Force Overview. 5.30.14
 

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Commissioner Bartlett discusses local priorities and needs with Task Force leaders

Franklin County health, education, government, law enforcement and other leaders meet with Commissioner Bartlett.

Franklin County health, education, government, law enforcement and other leaders meet with Commissioner Bartlett.