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May
23
Wed
2018
Arlington Heights Community Forum @ Dallin Elementary School
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on a neighborhood action plan for Arlington Heights and invite you to a community forum on May 23rd beginning at 7 p.m. at the Dallin Elementary School, 185 Florence Ave.. During the forum, representatives from DPCD and MAPC will present options for spurring neighborhood revitalization including an analysis of existing barriers to investment and potential solutions for those problems. Community participation in this meeting is key at this interactive forum.

Learn more on the Arlington, Massachusetts website.

To be notified about upcoming public meetings for the project, contact MAPC’s Cynthia Wall at cwall@mapc.org or 617-933-0756, and Ali Carter from the Town of Arlington at acarter@town.arlington.ma.us or 781-316-3095.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
North Reading Master Plan: First Community Workshop/Forum @ UPDATED VENUE: Flint Memorial Library Activity Room
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:58 pm
Oct
11
Thu
2018
NSPC October Meeting @ North Reading Town Hall
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Kasia Hart, MAPC’s Transportation Policy and Planning Specialist, will give a presentation and lead a discussion about shared dockless mobility in municipalities. We will also review our annual work plan, and brainstorm ideas for meeting topics for the current fiscal year.

Agenda

9:00 am:

 

9:05 am:

 

 

9:30 am:

 

 

10:15 am: 

      

 

11:00 am:

 

Settle in and Breakfast

 

Community Updates

NSPC Members

 

NSPC FY18 Work Plan Review

Sarah Philbrick, NSPC Coordinator, MAPC

 

Dockless Mobility in Metro Boston

Kasia Hart, Transportation Policy and Planning Specialist, MAPC

 

Adjourn

 

   
Oct
30
Tue
2018
North Reading Master Plan: Second Community Workshop/Forum @ UPDATED VENUE: North Reading High School Distance Learning Lab
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report Release @ Knights of Columbus
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the release of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group: Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area report.
Join MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to learn about the transportation recommendations for this area and the next steps to improve mobility.
The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG) has been studying options to improve transportation in an area encompassing parts of Boston, Everett, and Somerville and centered on the transportation hub of Sullivan Square, which has seen considerable development activity in recent years.
Although the Encore Casino in Everett is the most well-known site, other planned large-scale development proposals in the area have the potential for broad impacts on congestion in the region. The LMRWG was formed by MassDOT to study the effects these future developments may have on the entire area, identify opportunities to improve mobility, and to develop short- and long-term transportation infrastructure and policy recommendations for improving transportation in and around Sullivan Square.
The Working Group consists of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the cities of Boston, Everett, and Somerville; and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). These five stakeholders were designated as the decision-making body for the Working Group. Additionally, other parties – including the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Massport, the Office of Congressman Michael Capuano, and Encore Boston Harbor – have been active participants providing their input and knowledge.
Apr
11
Thu
2019
NSPC April Meeting @ Merritt Community Room
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, April 11th to talk about MassDOT’s RailVision plan.

After regular community updates the group will hear from Alexandra Markiewicz from MassDOT Planning and have a discussion building upon the group’s Suburban Mobility Study from 2017.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
NSPC Monthly Meeting @ Woburn Senior Center
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

After regular community updates, the group will be joined by Chris Kuschel, Senior Regional Planner, about work done with Woburn over the past few years, particularly on the city’s 40R guidelines.

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Webinar: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap @ Online
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COVID-19-related unemployment could cause a massive housing crisis in Massachusetts. 468,000 Massachusetts residents filed unemployment claims in the first three weeks of the COVID crisis.

Who has been laid off? How many are now at risk of eviction or foreclosure? Will CARES Act assistance help? What about those who don’t qualify for federal aid? Join MAPC staff for a virtual discussion of our research brief, “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap.”

On April 21, MAPC is releasing an update to “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap” with the latest unemployment data.

At this webinar on April 22, MAPC Data Services Director Tim Reardon and Socioeconomic Analyst II Sarah Philbrick will discuss the updated data–and what it means for workers, municipalities, and the Commonwealth.

Click here to register for the webinar via zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOmqpz0qEtXLrrrw289Pw-VbcfxbAM_z

May
12
Tue
2020
Essential Trips: A COVID-19 Response Discussion for Local Transit Providers
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Local transportation providers, such as Councils on Aging, operators of municipal shuttle programs, and transportation management associations, are lifelines for many in the Boston region. The impact of COVID-19 on these essential services has been widespread. You are invited to a discussion dedicated to the needs of these transportation providers in the Boston region. This forum will be a space for providers to discuss, learn, and collaborate on COVID-19 responses.

Co-hosted by CTPS and MAPC.

RSVP Here

Learn about more COVID-related webinars here.

Jan
5
Wed
2022
[Webinar] Progress and Planning Ahead: Shared Streets Initiatives in Massachusetts @ Zoom
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
MassDOT is planning to open another round of Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program funding in January 2022. Applications will be accepted between January 10 and March 1.
On January 5 at 10 a.m., join us for a webinar on this latest round of funding, which will focus on both transit and roadway safety.
We’ll learn more about the newest funding round and hear about “Quick and Creative Street Projects: Measuring the Impact in Massachusetts.” The new Barr Foundation report provides examples and data from 23 municipalities that experimented with innovative, low-cost street projects over the course of 2020 and 2021.