The above image depicts the Focus40 Kickoff

Upcoming Events

The Focus40 team is currently planning our next event. We will announce it on our website and to our email list soon.

Past Events

The Ideas of March Open House

March 15, 2017
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

 Participants at the Ideas of March open house
 Attendees at the Ideas of March open house

The Ideas of March event highlighted the 3,000 ideas we collected to help develop a vision for how the MBTA can meet the needs of the region in 2040.

Event Materials:


Focus40 Interactive Open House

October 13, 2016
Bolling Building, Dudley Square, Boston, MA

 Participants at the Interactive Open House on October 13, 2016

This Open House presented preliminary goal statements, potential future scenarios, and upcoming MBTA investments for public feedback. We also invited attendees to share their investment ideas for the T’s future.

Event Materials:

Focus40 Overview

Other Inputs into Focus40

Future Scenarios

Rider Insights and Personas

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Focus40 Kickoff Event

May 24, 2016
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Focus40 Kickoff event highlighted the current state of the MBTA system as well as emerging trends in the areas of technology, demographics, climate, and mobility. A panel discussion was centered around what these trends might mean for the MBTA. Over 200 people participated in this interactive open house.

Future Trends Boards


Climate Change

Demographic Shifts


State of the System Boards