Updated on 8/1/17 at 3:03 p.m.

This calendar lists upcoming meetings, events, and funding opportunities that may be of interest to mobility managers and others who work with human service transportation in Massachusetts. Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement by the Human Service Transportation Office.

If you know of any meetings, events, or funding opportunities that are not listed below, please tell us about them.



August 24

Incorporating health in transportation decisions: webinar

  • American Public Health Association webinar
  • 1-3 PM
  • Learn about the Transportation and Health Tool, online resource for public health and transportation professionals alike
  • Register

September 11-December 15

Organizing and Managing Senior Transportation Options

  • UMass Boston online certificate program
  • Appropriate for professionals in the field of aging services and transportation services interested in addressing senior transportation challenges and managing services that meet the mobility needs of an aging population
  • Emphasizes specialized transportation services for senior passengers as well as public and community transportation services, but also identifies and discusses the needs of older adult passengers
  • Taught by Helen Kerschner and Nina Silverstein
  • Cost is $1000
  • Registration information

September 22

Safe Streets, Smart Tripsdeadline to enter

  • Calling all Massachusetts high school students! Lead the way in promoting safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors across Massachusetts. Write and produce a one minute public service announcement video that focuses on safe behaviors across all modes with regard to the distraction of technology
  • Details
  • Submit an entry


September 28

Moving Together Conference

  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston, MA
  • MassDOT’s annual statewide healthy transportation conference
  • Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation topics
  • Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors
  • Featuring site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates
  • Registration

September 29

Arc Tank Competition: Changing Lives through Innovationdeadline to apply

  • The Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation want your ideas to identify innovative concepts to help positively disrupt the system to improve the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families
  • Up to $200,000 in funding is available to contest winners
  • Contest details
  • Application

October 18-20

Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging Annual Conference

October 29-November 1

National RTAP 2017 Technical Assistance Conference

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • The National Rural Transit Assistance Program is excited to host our third biennial Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center
  • The conference will focus on practical solutions for rural and tribal transportation
  • Participating and cooperating organizations include the Federal Transit Administration, Nebraska Department of Roads, Nebraska Association of Transit Providers, University of Nebraska, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and the National Center for Mobility Management


April 10-11

MassDOT’s Innovation and Tech Transfer Conference

  • In order to better integrate mobility management with other transportation initiatives, the 2018 Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference will be held in conjunction with the Innovation and Tech Transfer Conference
  • An entire track will be devoted to mobility management, with panels and breakout sessions on topics relevant to improving mobility and access for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income commuters in Massachusetts
  • Attendees will also have access to many general conference sessions on emerging technologies and other innovations
  • Check out materials from the 2017 conference to get a sense of what types of sessions we'll be offering, and let us know if you have suggestions for what you'd like to see on the 2018 agenda


This information is provided by the EOHHS Human Service Transportation Office.