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MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374

MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374 BOSTON – Nov. 4, 2022 – “Yesterday the Massachusetts legislature voted to approve an economic development spending package (H. 5374), allocating nearly $3.8 billion together with a fiscal year 2022 closeout budget. The package includes $500 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds and […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference Highlights Opportunities for Cities & Towns, Reflects on Accomplishments

More than one hundred municipal officials and staff from across the Commonwealth gathered last week for the 2022 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference, hosted by the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) and Division of Local Services at the College of the Holy Cross. Special guests at the conference, the first held since 2019, included […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference 2022: Announcing Special Guests Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish

Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build […]

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MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report

MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report Planning agency: years of disinvestment have led to staffing shortages, backlogged repairs; MBTA must commit to strong replacement service for future shutdowns BOSTON – Aug. 31, 2022 – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Transit […]

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Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown

Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. Unfortunately, the continual postponement of investments in this critical public service has led to reduced service, serious safety […]

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Metro Mayors Issue Statement on MBTA service cuts

Metro Mayors Issue Statement on MBTA service cuts Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr For Immediate Release: Friday, July 8th 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. The MBTA is a lifeline for our residents, providing access to […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) officially unveiled a land use and public policy blueprint designed to put the region on a course toward a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ New long-range land use and public policy plan offers a vision and practical steps toward a more equitable and resilient future for Greater Boston BOSTON – May 5, 2022– Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores […]

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Saying No to Diesel: Engaging Educators and Students in the Energy Transition

Photo via Highland Electric Fleets What’s better than working toward a zero-carbon energy transition? Working toward a zero-carbon energy transition that engages educators, students, and other community members. The U.S. electricity grid is a large, complicated system. Sometimes a future where we no longer use fussil fuels or emit  huge amounts of greenhouse gases seems […]

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Local leaders call for e-bike legislation

Local Leaders Call for E-Bike Legislation For immediate release: Tuesday, March 29 BOSTON – Twenty mayors, managers, and local officials from 16 Massachusetts municipalities today issued a letter calling on the Legislature to pass An Act relative to electric bicycles. Officials from Arlington, Bedford, Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, Salem, Somerville, […]

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