Beer & Transit - 22 May 2019


Join TransitMatters on May 22nd 6:30-8:30pm at The Lansdowne Pub for Beer & Transit, a meetup to discuss the transportation-related topics that affect the Greater Boston area.

Admission to Beer & Transit is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

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Date and Time

Wed, May 22, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Lansdowne Pub

9 Lansdowne Street

Boston, MA 02215

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Regional Rail Whistle Stop Tour: Providence - 16 April 2019

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TransitMatters, in partnership with Grow Smart RI, will be taking our show on the rails to discuss our Regional Rail initiative - a plan to transform the current MBTA Commuter Rail system into a modern, more reliable intercity rail service with more frequent all-day service.

The Regional Rail Whistle Stop Tour will feature representatives from TransitMatters and a special guest representing the ridership of the Providence Line. After brief presentations about TransitMatters’ Regional Rail proposal, the floor will be opened up for questions, comments and dialogue.

Admission is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 to Grow Smart RI. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

What is Regional Rail?

Regional Rail is a transformational new business model for Commuter Rail that would bring rapid transitlike service to the entire Metro Boston region, including the Providence Line. Changes include frequent all-day service, systemwide electrification and free transfers between regional trains, subways, and buses. More information can be found here.

Who will be in attendance?

In addition to TransitMatters’ event partners, we expect our guests to come from all walks of life: officials, business leaders, activists, and most importantly, everyday riders of the MBTA Commuter Rail.

About TransitMatters

TransitMatters is a transit policy advocacy group based in Boston, MA. Incorporated as a non-profit in 2015, they advocate for fast, frequent, reliable, and equitable MBTA services in Metro Boston. Through discourse, they offer new perspectives, unite transit advocates, and inform the public on transit issues. They utilize a high level of critical analysis to advocate for plans and policies that promote convenient, effective, and equitable transportation for everyone.

About Grow Smart 

Since 1998 Grow Smart has provided statewide leadership for diverse public and private interests seeking sustainable and equitable economic growth. We promote such growth by advocating for compact development in revitalized urban, town and village centers balanced with responsible stewardship of our region’s natural assets – farmland, forests, the coastline, and the Bay. We inform leaders, decision makers and concerned citizens about the many benefits of compact development and asset stewardship and provide research and training on proven smart growth strategies. We convene broad coalitions that advocate policy reforms and specific projects designed to build communities where all people and businesses can thrive. 

End of Year Holiday Party - 18th December 2018

Join TransitMatters for an end of year party and celebration, featuring a brief recap of our past year of advocacy, followed by a Q&A and some exciting news about the future. Admission is free with requested donation.

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Date and Time

Tue, December 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale

48 Temple Place

Boston, MA 02111

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Featured Beer & Transit - 24th Jan

Join us for a special Beer & Transit at District Hall in the Seaport District! As our inaugural event for 2017, we'll set the tone for action to move Faster Forward toward a better transit network for all in the coming year.

Celebrate with us our progress in 2016, where we stand with NightBus as we close out January, and ring in the new year with renewed focus on the opportunities that lie ahead of us!


Jim Aloisi, Fmr MA Transport Secretary



  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM – Registration
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM – Review of 2016, Updates on NightBus, Look Ahead into 2017, Q&A
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM – Discussion and Social/Networking


District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210


Beer & Transit is our monthly beer summit on transit issues, a mix of lecture, discussion, and social event.

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Beer & Transit - 10th Aug

We're back with another Beer & Transit! This time, we're pairing it with a live podcast episode recording and bringing on two guests to talk about active transit. We've joined up with Boston Cyclists Union and featured guests Josh Zisson and Iea Toner to talk about the emotional effects of a crash, what to do after you've had a crash on a bike, the role we all play in making our streets safer.


We will be in Lir's upstairs space!

Since we've scrambled this together on short notice, we're making this featured event free to all, but you're welcome to donate during registration or at the door. All proceeds will support our organisations in our advocacy for a safer transport network that connects people to work, play, and each other.

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