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Local Officials: Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism

Pledge to Take Action on Systemic Racism Our nation’s long-simmering tensions over systemic racism and police violence have resulted in important protests and conversations this summer, making one thing clear: now is a time for action. All of our residents deserve to feel safe in their homes and on our streets, and we can take […]

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MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations

MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Marc Draisen, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), today released the the following statement: “President Trump’s repeal of regulations that encourage local government to affirmatively further the goal of fair housing, accompanied by a racist tweet, represent a […]

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The Diversity Deficit: MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity

The Diversity Deficit MAPC Releases New Research on Greater Boston Municipal Employee Diversity  The people who work in Greater Boston cities and towns are overwhelmingly whiter and older than the communities or region they serve, according to new research released by MAPC today.   Clerks, police officers, librarians, firefighters, teachers, municipal maintenance workers: residents interact with […]

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MAPC’s Metro Mayors Coalition Receives Shannon Grant

MAPC’s Metro Mayors Coalition Receives Shannon Grant to Combat Gang and Youth Violence In eight Metro Boston communities that have banded together to combat gang and youth violence, thousands of young people participate in athletic leagues, job placement programs, music and arts programs, and other community-building efforts every year. Programming will continue to improve in […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Trump Administration Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement responding to weakened fuel efficiency standards announced by the Trump administration. “MAPC strongly opposes fuel efficiency rollbacks that will imperil people’s health, our environment, and the economy of our region, state, and country,” said MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis. “Reversing course on efficiency and greenhouse […]

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Tell Legislators: We Need Transportation Funding!

Stand with us now and tell the Massachusetts House to support comprehensive, statewide transportation funding. Across the entire state, our underfunded transportation system is leading to congestion, frustration, increased emissions, and stunted economic opportunities in our cities, towns, and regions. Our transportation system isn’t prepared for the challenges of climate change and doesn’t provide enough […]

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MAPC: House Transportation Proposal Will Raise Needed New Revenue

For immediate release: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 BOSTON – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement on the House’s newly-released transportation bills. “House leadership today made some significant recommendations to raise critical new revenue for our transportation system. This conversation is overdue and desperately needed, and we’re grateful that it is underway,” […]

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Test Out MAPC’s TNC Revenue Calculator

Test Out MAPC’s TNC Revenue Calculator We have underfunded our transportation needs for decades. In every corner of the Commonwealth, this leads to congestion, frustration, increased carbon emissions, negative health impacts, and stunted economic opportunities for our cities and towns. Now is the time for comprehensive solutions to our transportation crisis. We need a broad […]

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MAPC endorses Work and Family Mobility Act

MAPC Endorses Work and Family Mobility Act On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the MAPC Executive and Legislative Committees voted to endorse An Act relative to work and family mobility (S.2061/H.3012). Filed by Senator Brendan Crighton (Lynn) and Representatives Tricia Farley-Bouvier (Pittsfield) and Christine Barber (Somerville), the legislation would allow Massachusetts to issue state identification to any […]

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The Future of Transportation Commission: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Future of Transportation Commission members, transportation leaders converge to reflect on the anniversary of the Commission’s report It has been one year since Governor Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation released its recommendationsfor how to prepare Massachusetts’ transportation network for the challenges of 2040. The report put forth a bold set of recommendations for […]

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