As a new requirement by the Federal Government under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which was signed into law on December 4, 2015, all metropolitan planning organizations including NMCOG are required to make efforts in improving transportation in their regions to enhance travel and tourism. As part of these efforts, NMCOG identifies major tourist and recreational landmarks throughout the region and records them in a travel and tourism inventory. NMCOG also corresponds with the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (GMVCVB), the City of Lowell, and the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) to determine transportation improvement needs for tourists and visitors to the Greater Lowell Region.

NMCOG Tourism Inventory

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau Website

Northern Middlesex Travel and Tourism Map