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Racial Segregation Concentrates Residents of Color Near High-Polluting Roads, Study Shows

45% of Greater Boston’s Black residents, 47% of Asian residents, and 54% of Latino residents live in highest-polluting areas, compared to only 29% of White residents Exposure linked to increased COVID-19 and other health risks For immediate release: Monday, June 22, 2020     BOSTON – Greater Boston residents of color are more likely to live near […]

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Greater Boston Residents of Color More Likely to Live Near High-Polluting Roadways

Greater Boston Residents of Color More Likely to Live Near High-Polluting Roads Linked to increased COVID-19 risk Greater Boston residents of color are more likely to live close to high-polluting roadways, demonstrates a new study released by MAPC today.  Forty-five percent of the region’s Black residents, 47 percent of the region’s Asian residents, and 54 […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Trump Administration Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards

Amanda Linehan Communications Director 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 2, 2020 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 […]

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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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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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MAPC Isssues Statement on the Transportation and Climate Initiative

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement supporting the Baker Administration’s leadership in advancing the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), which is a multi-state agreement to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector.  If fully implemented, the participating jurisdictions in the Northeast United States could see a 25 percent reduction in […]

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A Study in Magenta: Color Accessibility in MAPC’s Trailmap

MAPC’s Trailmap, the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of biking and walking trails in Massachusetts, is back in its third iteration. This new-and-improved version of Trailmap allows users to search by address to find trails near them and provides easy access to detailed maps of foot trails, bicycle facilities, and multi-use paths. Users can see […]

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