What’s a TMA?

TMA stands for Transportation Management Association. The North Shore TMA focuses on improving commuting options and reducing traffic congestion in an effort to save commuters money and improve air quality.

The North Shore TMA is one of 15 TMAs across Massachusetts. The NSTMA earns its revenue through membership dues received from our members and through a grant provided by MassDOT. We reinvest that money to provide solutions and incentive programs to commuters on Massachusetts’ North Shore who are committed to sharing their commute (via ridesharing, biking, walking or taking public transportation to/from work).

About Us

The North Shore Transportation Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit transportation and environmental organization that is working to address transportation issues in Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Peabody, and Salem. The North Shore TMA’s mission is to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions, improve air quality, and enhance access by promoting and advocating for transportation options that support environmental / sustainability goals and promote business and municipal economic development objectives.

The North Shore TMA is the 11th TMA in Massachusetts. We are part of a larger organization called MassCommute, which represents more than 200 companies and nearly 200,000 Massachusetts employees.

Meet Our Team

Andrea Leary
Andrea LearyExecutive Director
Andrea Leary is the president and founder of Northeast Transit Planning & Management Corp. She has extensive experience working with the public sector, numerous municipalities and cities as well as a variety of private sector clients. Ms. Leary specializes in the development of public-private partnerships to support improved access and congestion reduction, and economic development through transportation demand management. She is currently serving as the Executive Director for the North Shore Transportation Management Association (NSTMA), the Merrimack Valley Transportation Management Association (MVTMA) and the Junction Transportation Management Organization (JTMO) and as the Immediate Past Managing Director of MassCommute (the Massachusetts TMA Council) serving as a core member of the organization’s executive committee.
Aileen O’Rourke
Aileen O’RourkeProgram and Outreach Manager
Aileen has over 10 years’ experience in event planning, project, and financial management in addition to transportation outreach and advocacy work.
She has been working part-time and volunteering in her town while her young children were in preschool most recently as an office manager at a materials science start-up company in Woburn. After that commute from the North Shore, she saw how bad the congestion was and is now very excited to be working in the Transportation Demand Management field again. Prior to her move to the North Shore, Aileen used to work at A Better City TMA where she managed commuter programs for several Boston neighborhoods, before that, she worked in Development at Brandeis University and is a veteran of the US Air Force. She holds a master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from Tufts University. She is a member of the Bike and Ped Committee in her town of Manchester-by-the-sea.

Board of Directors

The North Shore TMA’s Board of Directors recently held an election for next term and the following people were elected to serve for a two-year term beginning August 2020 and concluding in July 2022. Congrats to our new Board of Directors!

(Board members are listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Aaron Henry – Town of Danvers

Rafal Jablonka – Eastern Bank

David Kucharsky – City of Salem (Treasurer)

Hilary Matthews – Axcelis (Clerk)

Peter Muto – Cell Signaling (President)

Darlene Wynne – City of Beverly


Becoming a founding member of the North Shore TMA helps demonstrate our serious commitment to air quality and our desire to address our city’s growing infrastructure. In particular, the City of Salem is proud that we can offer our employees assistance and incentives so that they may alternatively commute to work by bike, foot, train, ferry, bus, carpool, and vanpool. We hope to soon see Salem’s largest employers and residential complexes, as well as developers who want to do business here, get on board with NSTMA membership. It’s good for Salem and the North Shore region!
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem
Cummings Properties is pleased to be involved with North Shore TMA. NSTMA is a great resource for alternative transportation solutions to serve more than 4,000 daily employees and visitors who travel to Cummings Center from North Shore communities, Boston, outlying suburbs, southern New Hampshire and the South Shore. Our collaboration with NSTMA has resulted in numerous incentive awards distributed to tenant company employees. For more than 40 years, Cummings Properties has been an avid recycler and champion of renewable products and practices. Our association with North Shore TMA furthers many of our company’s core values.
Stephen J. Drohosky, Vice President – General Manager, Cummings Center, Beverly, Massachusetts
As a tenant of Cummings Center in Beverly, Thermo Fisher is a member/supporter of the North Shore TMA. The NSTMA is instrumental in promoting transportation contests / raffles and attending our on-site health & welfare fairs annually to promote alternative commuting and green initiatives for our employees. Thermo Fisher is committed to alleviating traffic congestion and promoting NSTMA’s programs to support cleaner air, a healthier workforce, and improved air quality in the North Shore area.
Meredith Benvenuoto, Cummings Center / Thermo Fisher