The above image depicts the Focus40 Kickoff
Focus40 would not be successful without the participation of a broad range of stakeholders. Our multifaceted engagement strategy has involved customers across the MBTA service area and specifically targeted low-income populations who are often underrepresented in public processes. This process has included one-on-one conversations with customers, workshops and large public events.
To date, we have hosted three public events and multiple stakeholder workshops.
In Fall 2016, the Focus40 Street Team spent 100 hours talking directly to customers at stops and stations throughout the system to collect ideas, ultimately reaching more than 1,500 individuals. In addition to welcoming comments through this website, the Focus40 team continues to meet with municipal leaders, the business community, transportation interest groups, and community organizations.
Currently, the Focus40 team is coordinating with MBTA staff and community stakeholders to refine a list of programs, places and policies that will become recommended investment strategies.