A Rich Heritage of Service in Transportation
1990 Started company with Canton Commerce Center as first client
1991 Established North Suburban Transportation Management Association (TMA)
1993 Established MetroWest TMA
1995 Put first vehicle on the road
1996 Hired by NYNEX (Verizon) to provide full-time Transportation Coordinator (TC)
1996 Hired first full-time employee
1998 Hired the Comm. of MA to launch ‘Access To Jobs’
2001 Hired by Comm. of MA to transport homeless families
2005 Opened our own maintenance facility
2007 Employed 25 people
2008 Hired by Federal Transit Administration to manage national program
2010 32 employees
2010 Hired by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for Jimmy Fund Walk
2011 Started Boston Marathon service
2011 Started New England Baptist Hospital service
2011 39 employees
2012 Started 128 Business Council service
2012 Started Sanofi service
2014 Employed 86 people
2015 Started TripAdvisor service
2015 Projected to hire 10 to 15 people, and run 70 vehicles
Cindy Frené, President: Cindy founded TransAction Associates in 1990 and has extensive hands-on experience in developing and managing a primary business and affiliates, products (including a patented lottery game), and staff. She has extensive experience in organizing large-scale employee surveys, on-site commuter programs, and establishing seven Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). Cindy was responsible for developing the model and implementation plan for the national award-winning Massachusetts Access to Jobs initiative, writing legislative reports, developing the marketing materials to support the initiative, and establishing a statewide Emergency Ride Home program. She currently serves as the Principal-in-Charge for the Federal Transit Administration’s National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP).
With her knowledge of the transportation field specializing in public/private partnerships, access and mobility analysis, parking and commuter services, grant management, and TMA program administration, she brings to the company her entrepreneurial skills in conceptualization, implementation, and management. She has been a presenter at numerous regional and national conferences, including the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT); the Federal Transit Administration; Community Transportation of America; and the American Planning Association.
Rob Tassinari, Vice President: Rob first joined TransAction in 1998 as the project manager for the Access to Jobs initiative and was promoted to Vice President and co-owner in 2002. Rob was responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day activities of 14 Transportation Coordinators who provided transportation services to transitioning welfare recipients in 13 Regional Transit Authority and MBTA regions; training of the TCs; fiscal oversight of a $5 million budget and reporting; marketing and outreach; and, coordination with other Welfare to Work efforts in the state.
Rob is currently responsible for the data collection and report preparation for the firm’s Rideshare Regulation and City of Cambridge PTDM reports. He is also the Senior Technical Advisor to the FTA National RTAP and oversees the statewide Transportation Program for Homeless Families for the Commonwealth’s Department of Transitional Assistance.
Prior to joining TransAction Associates, Rob served as the Director of the Logan Airport Transportation Management Association where he was responsible for the human, fiscal, and other resources in the implementation and operation of this private non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation. Rob has nearly 20 years of experience in management of private shuttle bus services and implementation of transportation system management programs as well.
Founded in 1990, TransAction Associates has been providing consulting services to non-profits, municipalities, and companies across Massachusetts, New York, Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire for nearly 25 years. We are a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). And our mission is to deliver a standard of excellence to every project that conveys our core values of dedication, honesty and integrity.
At TransAction, we build strong relationships with our clients and work collaboratively with them to achieve the best results. The quality of our work and dedication of our staff have been the basis of our excellent reputation. We provide the latest skills and technology in surveying, data analysis, and commuter programs, as well as expertise in Transportation Demand Management, marketing, shuttle services, and transit planning.
Today, we continue to deliver scalable, sustainable, safe, and reliably low-cost/high-impact results to our clients—and we’re ready to do the same for you!
image credit: AARP Public Policy Institute
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