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Cochituate Rail Trail and Aqueducts Loop @ Natick Center Station
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Leaders – David Loutzenheiser, Jamie Errickson, Joel Barrera

Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland
Aug 9 all-day


Leader – David Loutzenheiser

MAPC Ride Series – Minuteman to Bruce Freeman to Assabet Trail Connections @ West Concord Commuter Rail Station
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Meeting at West Concord commuter rail station at 3pm

The Minuteman, Bruce Freeman, and Assabet Trails are close to being built out in this area.  They come close together but do not connect. This ride will scope out potential routes of future trails that can connect these.  The ride will be a loop taking in a newly completed section of the Bruce Freeman and well as Assabet Rail Trails. There is about a mile of wide packed dirt trail, so 32mm+ tires recommended.

Leaders – David Loutzenheiser and Jeff Collins

MAPC Walk Series – Somerville Neighborways Walking Tour @ Porter Square Station
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the grand finale in our summer series!  This walking tour will start in Porter Sq and end at Assembly Row.  In between we will see and talk about neighborways, innovative bicycle treatments, status of the Green Line Extension, and Assembly Row development.  After the walk, join us for dinner and drinks at Assembly Row.

Leader – Mark Chase

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Ride-Hailing Partnerships Forum @ MassDOT Board Room (Second Floor)
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come learn how agencies throughout the state have partnered with ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to help solve their transportation problems.

This event is open to all agencies currently contracting or interested in contracting with ride-hailing companies to help meet their transportation needs; including Regional Transit Authorities, Transportation Management Associations, Councils on Aging, non-profits, and municipalities.
The forum’s speakers, who will represent agencies that have developed partnerships with ride-hailing companies, will share their experiences, participate in a roundtable discussion, and answer questions about the dos and don’ts of working with transportation network companies.
Attendees will be able to ask questions, share their own perspectives, and join in on the conversation.
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.
One Year Later: The Future of Transportation Commission @ Suffolk University Sargent Hall
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

One Year Later:

Reflecting on the Future of Transportation Commission report and what lies ahead for the Commonwealth

One year ago, Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released its recommendations for how to prepare the Massachusetts transportation network for the challenges of 2040. The report explored everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous and electric vehicle technology to adopting transit-oriented land use policies.
Join us to hear members of the Commission, Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, and other transportation leaders reflect on the past year and consider what opportunities lie ahead to create a robust and resilient transportation system for the Commonwealth.
Coffee and networking will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the speaking portion will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
More details and agenda to come!
For more information, please contact Kasia Hart at
Equitable Access to Clean Energy Technologies: Models for EV Equity Webinar
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Clean Energy Department is hosting its final webinar for its Equity in Clean Energy webinar series. This event will focus on equitable access to clean energy technologies, specifically models for EV (electric vehicle) equity. 

Join us to learn about a local equity-focused EV Carsharing model, EV charging infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings, and to hear about the MAPC Transportation Department’s work in this area. 

There will then be an opportunity for Q&A.

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Webinar: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Residual Designation Authority Permit @ Zoom (Virtual)
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

EPA Region 1 continues to work on the development of a permit referred to as an “RDA Permit” – that will regulate stormwater run-off in the Charles, Mystic and Neponset River Watersheds.

In this webinar, the EPA will discuss the background and current development of the RDA permit, the types of actions that the permit will require, and will answer questions. The EPA is particularly interested in hearing from municipalities about how this permit can best be implemented to meet local as well as federal clean water goals.

For those unable to attend the presentation, there will be a chance after the draft permit is issued later this year, to provide comments to the EPA.

Register for the Webinar

Revere Bike, Walk, and Roll Plan Community Conversation #1 @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join the City of Revere, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), your neighbors, and others, for this virtual community conversation to kick-off the Revere Bike, Walk, and Roll Plan!

Come learn more about this community-focused project and share your ideas and experiences with the project team.

Register to Join Us at this Meeting

Questions? Contact:
Tom Skwierawski, Chief of Planning and Community Development
City of Revere
Phone: 781-286-8181 ext. 20324 or by