Cities and Towns to Beacon Hill: We Need Additional Revenue for Transportation

Today, three broad coalitions of municipal officials from throughout Eastern Massachusetts called on the Commonwealth to raise significant new revenue and dedicate it to rescuing the state’s ailing and congested transportation system.

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New research reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities

Analysis of bike share trip data identifies opportunities for suburban bike infrastructure investments Click Here to Access the Interactive Report Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) analyzing over 300,000 bike share trips reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities, as well as opportunities for improvements to suburban cycling […]

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North Shore Coalition Mayors and Managers Unveil Regional Transportation Vision

Elise HarmonDigital Communications SpecialistMetropolitan Area Planning Councileharmon@mapc.org SALEM – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and the 18 communities of the North Shore Coalition today unveiled the Coalition’s transportation vision for the North Shore region and outlined short- and long-term actions to provide a 21st century transportation system for North Shore residents. […]

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New study looks at impact of ride-hailing on Brockton Area Transit

Is the growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft affecting transit ridership in Greater Brockton? A recent study by two regional planning agencies and the Brockton area transit authority is trying to answer that question.

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MAPC: MassDOT Congestion Study Takes Several Steps in the Right Direction

For immediate release: Thursday, August 8, 2019 BOSTON — The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement thanking MassDOT and Governor Charlie Baker for completing a long-awaited study examining the root causes and potential solutions for worsening traffic congestion in Massachusetts. “The study is a positive step in the right direction and lays […]

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New study finds off-street residential parking overbuilt across Metro Boston

Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org 30% of off-street parking spaces at apartment buildings sit empty during peak demand, new research finds Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows most of the communities in Metro Boston have built more residential off-street parking than is needed […]

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New study identifies climate impacts of Uber, Lyft

A new study by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are increasing not just traffic but greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Greater Boston, in a first-ever analysis of the climate impacts of transportation network companies, or TNCs.

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Help Envision Future Housing in Marblehead

‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future For Immediate Release: June 14, 2019 Amanda Linehan Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org MARBLEHEAD – Do you live in Marblehead? Do you have concerns about the ability of seniors, families, workers, and others to afford a […]

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Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie Wins Regional Leadership Award

Chief DeLorie honored with Theodore Mann Award at MAPC Annual Meeting in Boston For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org BOSTON – Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie received the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award at the Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council […]

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Study: Local Zoning Rules Block Multi-Family Housing in MA

Cities & towns making it difficult to build housing even amid housing shortage and affordability crisis, research finds Boston – Over the past 15 years, despite many changes in local zoning, it remains difficult if not impossible to build multi-family housing in cities and towns across Metro Boston, according to a detailed study on development […]

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