Category Archives: Transportation

Mass Energy Green Drive Promotion

In effect through end of February 2017, there are deep discounts on electric and plug-in hybrid (EV and gas) vehicles. In addition to dealership discounts, there are potential $7500 federal tax credits and $2500 MA state rebates. Although the MOR-EV State Rebate website shows the funds being almost exhausted, the state just announced they’re putting in another $12 million.  http://ngtnews.com/mor-ev-massachusetts-gov-doubles-ev-rebate-funding.  If you’re inclined to buy an EV or hybrid, now is the time. (Bolt has a waiting list.)

https://www.massenergy.org/drivegreen

Complete Streets

Acton created a Complete Streets policy that was adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2014. Here it is as a PDF file.  Continue reading

Franny Osman, local transportation advocate

 

Franny Osman and State Senator Jen Benson

Franny Osman and State Senator Jen Benson

Actonian Franny Osman was awarded an ‘unsung heroine’ award by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women in June of 2016.
Franny fought with patience and persistence  to extend Acton’s public transportation options. Here’s the Beacon article on Franny’s award.

 

 

Bicycles

Green Acton enthusiastically encourages people to get out of their cars whenever possible! Bicycling, walking, roller blading, skateboarding — whatever gets people moving and not using fossil fuels is on our list of favorites. Continue reading

Public Transit

Green Acton has endorsed the development of more public transportation within and beyond Acton, for its environmental benefits and its role in creating more-connected communities. Continue reading

Transportation

Transportation is an important sector in the pursuit of reduced greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel use, and particulates in our atmosphere. Continue reading

Acton Green Energy Fair

Energy Fair Logo

Green Acton and Acton-Boxborough PIP were proud to host the first Acton Green Energy Fair on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 1:30-5:00pm at R.J. Grey Jr High, 11 Charter Road, Acton, MA. Continue reading