CLEAN AIR PLEDGE

To kick off the new year, we’re launching our First Annual Clean Air Pledge!  

Mobile combustion accounts for over 40% of statewide Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions. Every commute decision impacts that number. Will you join A Better City TMA in committing to a Year of the Clean Commute & reducing your commute emissions this year? Check out the perks for pledging below! 

  • Automatic Enrollment in Our Green Cohort! Join other commuters looking to green their commutes.  
  • Customized Cohort Reports! Receive reports to see the measurable impact you & your pledge cohort make over the year.  
  • Super Commuter Prize! Win guaranteed prizes for logging 10+ commutes (no more than 2 telecommutes) every month on GoMassCommute at the 6- and 12-month mark! 
  • Share Your Why Raffle! Keep an eye out for a post on our social media where you can like & comment why you’ve pledged to get entered in a raffle! 
  • Limited-Edition Social Media Badge! Get access to a commemorative badge to share your commitment with your networks. 

Telework & Taxes – What You Need to Know

Thursday, February 11 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Zoom

Wondering if your current work from home arrangement impacts your personal taxes? Join us for a lunchtime webinar with James Kozik, CPA from New Century Tax & Accounting Services, LLC and Dana Ackerman, Taxpayer Advocate from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to discuss key areas of consideration including:

  • rules about home office write-offs
  • working remotely from another state
  • the effects of unemployment benefits
  • how unused pre-tax parking and transit benefits may impact your taxes

Register Today! A $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded to one lucky attendee at the end of the session. You must be present to win. This event is open to all employees, tenants, or residents of any A Better City TMA member organization.


Water Transit Month

For A Better City TMA, July is Water Transit Month. Each year, we put on events and programs that promote Water Transit commuting as a fun, effective way to get to work. 2020 programming details below!

  • Water Transit photo contest! Tag your water transit photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #WTMBoston to enter. A Better City TMA will select one winner each week. Prizes generously donated by Paddle Boston and Cape Flyer!
  • GoMassCommute signup raffle! Create your new GoMassCommute account during Water Transit Month and earn entry into an exclusive raffle for a pair of Bose Frames! The winner will be announced in the first week of August.
  • Double ferry points! Log your ferry trips (for work or recreation) in RideAmigos and earn double points for each trip! These points can be used toward extra monthly/quarterly raffle entries or go toward your bank of points for up to six Guaranteed Rides Home per year.

 


 

2020 Bike Tune Ups

Every year, A Better City TMA partners with local bicycle shops to offer free bike tune ups to employees and tenants at our member locations during warm weather months. The Bike Tune Ups are our way of getting to know the cycling community and rewarding cyclists for their dedication to a sustainable commuting choice. And if that doesn't excite you enough, there's also usually free breakfast! Check below to see if there's an upcoming Bike Tune Up at your workplace. Please note: 2020 events are subject to cancellation, rescheduling, or replacement with virtual workshops as public health guidelines continue to evolve.

 


  

Tuesday, june 23 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | 222 BERKELEY/500 BOYLSTON - virtual abcs of bike maintenance

thursday, JUne 25 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM | FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST - VIRTUAL abcs of bike maintenance

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 8:00-10:00 am | SONOS

tHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 8:00-10:00 am | ATLANTIC WHARF

tUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 | 8:00-10:00 am | PRUDENTIAL CENTER

Wednesday, september 23 | 7:00-10:00 am | 222 BERKELEY/500 BOYLSTON

Thursday, september 24 | 8:00-10:00 am | 745 atlantic ave 

thursday, september 27 | 8:00-10:00 am | 125 SUMMER STREET

tuesday, october 6 | 7:00-10:00 am | 225 FRANKLIN STREET