Eric Bourassa, Transportation Director at MAPC, has been with the organization since 2009. He manages all aspects of the agency's transportation planning and policy programs.
Mr. Bourassa oversees MAPC’s transportation planning studies, transportation technical assistance to municipalities, and represents MAPC as the Vice Chair on the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The Boston MPO is the entity responsible for developing a transportation vision for the Greater Boston region—from public transit to pedestrian/bicycle needs to roadway projects—and then allocating federal and state funding to specific transportation improvements.
At MAPC Mr. Bourassa also manages the implementation of the regional Hubway bike sharing system and leads an effort to improve funding for the Commonwealth’s transportation system.
Prior to joining MAPC, Mr. Bourassa managed the transportation advocacy program for the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group where he authored several reports on transportation finance and policy. He began his career working with a small Community Development Corporation in Boston on affordable housing issues.
Mr. Bourassa earned a Masters degree in American Civilization from Brown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College.
Areas of Expertise
Transportation planning, transportation finance, bicycle sharing systems, parking policy, and transit oriented development.