A Transportation Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit membership organization made up of employers, developers, and property managers working together to address transportation, air quality, and commuter issues in a defined geographic area.

Why it’s important

TMA services can help reduce the number of drive-alone commuters, minimize vehicle emissions, and improve access to transportation options.

A Better City’s role

A Better City operates three Transportation Management Associations in the Boston area:

  • A Better City TMA was established in 1996 to serve downtown Boston’s financial district, Back Bay, and Fenway/Kenmore Square areas.
  • Allston Brighton TMA was established in 2014 to serve the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods. 
  • TranSComm TMA has served the South End neighborhood since 1993 and joined A Better City’s family of TMAs in March 2020.

Key programs include guaranteed ride home and commuter subsidy and reward programs. We also assist our members in meeting the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Rideshare Regulation, as well as the City of Boston's Transportation Access Plan Agreements (TAPA).