Massport strives to reduce the number of airport employees commuting by
private automobile, to enhance commuter options, and to reduce traffic
and parking demands at Logan Airport. To help accomplish these
objectives, Massport established the Logan Employee Transportation Management Association (TMA) in 1997.
The Logan TMA advises employers on transit benefits and provides information on available commuting transportation alternatives, ride-matching services, and reduced-rate HOV/transit fare options. It actively encourages and works with airlines, rental car companies, cargo transport companies, and other tenants at Logan to offer commuting incentives to employees. Several companies offer a subsidy to employees using public transit or Logan Express to travel to work at the airport.
The Logan TMA’s goals are to:
Reduce Airport employee parking needs, traffic congestion, air pollution, and commuting costs by organizing/supporting alternatives to drive-alone commuting.
Enhance public and private transportation services to Logan Airport through advocacy/support for expanded HOV services and discount fares for Airport employees.
Provide a forum for Logan Airport tenants and employees to address common transportation concerns, and to work with government entities to create coordinated transportation management programs.
The Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works (EOTPW), through its MassRIDES program, provides the Logan TMA coordinator role. EOTPW’s administrative support for the Logan TMA allows Massport to use its financial resources to support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) services.
Massport contributes $65,000 annually to the Logan TMA and provides space and equipment for the Logan TMA office (the Transportation Store) in Terminal C. Sixteen companies (including Massport) were members of the TMA in 2008*. A total of 3,237 employees, roughly 23 percent of employees at Logan Airport, are represented by these organizations (Table 5-2). TMA membership
increased by 22.6 percent in 2008.
*As reported in the most recent Environmental Data Report (EDR). The
EDR is issued annually in the Fall for the previous calendar year.