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Non-profits

TransAction Associates has worked with a number of non-profits on a range of projects. Example projects include:

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE / TMA FORMATION

TransAction helped the MetroWest and Marlborough Chambers of Commerce and the Middlesex 3 Coalition form and manage non-profit Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) with great success. A TMA is a partnership between businesses, communities, and stakeholders who join together to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, and improve the transportation options in a defined region. Our experienced consulting staff can guide a TMA project through the step-by-step process of analyzing the specific needs in an area, identifying all of the key partners, and researching the type of non-profit organization that will work for your group. We can work with you to manage the process from beginning to end, to make sure you set up the organization that is right for your needs, and that all of the critical stakeholders are on board. The TransAction staff has the diverse skill set necessary to not only establish a TMA, but also to manage a TMA on an ongoing basis.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (CTAA)

TransAction was hired by the CTAA to develop primers on Voucher and Emergency Ride Home Programs. The primers consisted of literature and on-line research, interviews with organizations that use vouchers or have ERH programs, conference calls with an expert panels, and preparation of best practices primers.

FUNDRAISING WALKS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

TransAction was hired by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dave McGillvary Sports Events (DMSE) in 2010 to organize and manage the transportation for the participants and volunteers for the Jimmy Fund Walk, which is a major undertaking with four starts along the Boston Marathon course, twelve water stops, and a finish in Copley Square. The Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest participatory event supporting the Institute and the Jimmy Fund. TransAction successfully coordinated two vendors with a total of 60 buses, provided six of its own vehicles for the Medical Sweep team and staffed the transportation ground crew at the four start locations and finish line. By analyzing the actual need and trip history over time, we were able to reduce the number of buses to 42, while still transporting more than 8,000 participants. We continue to provide this service to Dana-Farber each year in September.

MARATHON MEDICAL SWEEP

Based on the success of Jimmy Fund Walk, TransAction was hired by the Boston Athletic Association in 2011 to provide the Medical Sweep vans and buses for the Boston Marathon, and have continued to do so. The medical sweep component is one of the more difficult aspects of the marathon as vehicles cannot go on the marathon route. The vehicles transport runners from the various medical tents who have dropped out of the race. Each van has a medical person and a ham radio operator on board. Working with race organizers we were able to identify distinct sections of the route and feed passengers into four separate areas to be transported more efficiently into Boston. In 2015, we had 30 vehicles servicing the event and three senior managers to oversee dispatching and operations.

OUTSIDE NEW ENGLAND

For the Transit Association of South Carolina and the Easter Seals Project ACTION, TransAction Associates staff developed comprehensive websites.

 

For a partial list of non profits that we work with, click here.

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