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Aug
9
Thu
2018
Mass Central Rail Trail in Weston and Wayland
Aug 9 all-day

TBD

Leader – David Loutzenheiser

Aug
16
Thu
2018
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

Aug
29
Wed
2018
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

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593529494395898/

Mar
6
Wed
2019
MAPC Winter Council Meeting & MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session – Boston @ Hibernian Hall
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Council Members Register here for the Winter Council Meeting .

Drop-in community event! What do you want the region to be like, long-term? Please join us for a drop-in, interactive, expo-style listening session featuring remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Some issues are bigger than any one neighborhood, city, or town: Transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more. That’s why your community is part of Greater Boston’s next long-term regional plan, MetroCommon 2050, which is now being developed.

Join us any time from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and stay as long as you like. We’ll have displays and activities about the region, and interesting ways for you to tell us what you care about.

This Listening Session will include the MAPC Council Meeting, which will take place from 4 to 4:30.

A speaking portion of the event, featuring remarks by Mayor Martin J. Walsh will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Free of charge
Refreshments served
Families welcome

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/MarchListeningSession

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/

For interpretation and other accommodations, please contact Iolando Spinola at 617.933.0713.

Learn more about the Listening Session here.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Cambridge Autonomous Vehicles Educational Forum @ Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the City of Cambridge, MAPC, our partners, and other members of the public for a forum on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

The City of Cambridge has begun the process of creating a Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint to help prepare for and shape new mobility options in a way that meets our community goals, meets the mobility needs of all people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge, and is well integrated with our sustainable transportation system. This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • learn about the role of the Local, State, and Federal government in managing AVs,
  • hear from researchers who are thinking about the interactions between AVs and people, and
  • engage with the people behind the technology to gain a better understanding of the state of the technology, plans for the future, and challenges.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joseph E. Barr | Director | Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department
  • Susanne Rasmussen | Director of Environmental and Transportation Planning | Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Alison Felix | Senior Transportation Planner and Emerging Technologies Specialist | Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Bryan Reimer | Research Scientist | MIT AgeLab
  • Ryan Jacobs | Director, Boston Operations | nuTonomy

This event is hosted by the City of Cambridge in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Where Do We Go From Here? Insights on the Future of Transportation in MA @ Nye ABC, 5th floor, Taubman Building
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

In December 2018, Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released their recommendations to address future challenges in transportation, exploring everything from the impacts of climate change to the rise of autonomous vehicle technology. This conference will give attendees an opportunity to hear directly from Commissioners as they present and discuss their findings. Secretary of Transportation, Stephanie Pollack, will offer a keynote address.

This event is free and open to the public, however, preregistration is required. Preregister here. Refreshments will be available.

Agenda:

Welcoming Remarks:

Rafael Carbonell, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Keynote:

Stephanie Pollack, MA Secretary of Transportation

Presentation on the Future of Transportation:

Steve Kadish*, Chair, Commission on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts and Senior Research Fellow, Taubman Center for State and Local Government

Panel Discussion:

      • Rebecca Davis*, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
      • Tony Gomez-Ibanez*, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Harvard University
      • Karen Sawyer Conard*, Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
      • Moderator- Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Executive Director, 128 Business Council, and member of the MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles Policy:

Mark Fagan, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Discussion:

      • Colleen Quinn*, Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, ChargePoint
      • Carol Lee Rawn*, Director of Transportation, CERES
      • Gretchen Effgen* Vice President of Global Partnerships and Business Team, Nutonomy
      • Moderator – Kris Carter, Co-Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Closing Remarks:

Joe Aiello, Senior Fellow, Meridiam Infrastructure and Chairman, MBTA Fiscal Management Advisory Board

*Members of the MA Commission on the Future of Transportation

Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
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 khart@mapc.org
Mar
10
Tue
2020
POSTPONED: MAPC Winter Council Meeting @ atac
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
POSTPONED: MAPC Winter Council Meeting @ atac | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

Dear Friends of MAPC:

Out of an abundance of caution, MAPC has decided to postpone the Winter Council Meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 10) in Framingham.  Over the next few days, we will assess the situation and decide how to reschedule the Council Meeting and Legislative Panel on Housing, Transportation, and Climate.  We will consider rescheduling as a virtual event, which will provide Council members and allies the opportunity to learn the latest about what is going on at the State House, without having to participate in a crowded event that might make some people uncomfortable.

I realize we sent out a note earlier this morning reminding people about the Council Meeting, and I apologize if this update causes any confusion.  Still, we feel the wisest course is to postpone the meeting, and to reschedule in a different format.

Please stay tuned, and stay safe!

Best regards,

Marc Draisen

Executive Director

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.