Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation (QVCDC) received a $425,000 Synergy Initiative Pilot Grant for the Quaboag Connector project.  Developed through a Design Thinking process that elicited authentic community involvement, this project reflects community members’ need for a rural transportation system, both fixed-route (shuttle) and demand-response options, for travel to destinations for social determinants of health activities such as healthcare and employment.  The project builds on the existing Quaboag Connector, a demand-response service.  The new fixed-route shuttle will provide same-day service which allows for spontaneity of travel and meeting riders’ same-day travel needs. 

2021 – Pilot Grant$425,000
2020 – Planning Grant$203,763
Total$628,763

Quaboag Connector Logic Model