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Transportation Planning with a Health Lens

Transportation Planning with a Health Lens The Blue Hills Regional Coordinating Council Assessment and Action Plan  In 2019, a group of local health and community leaders, transportation professionals, planners, and municipal employees gathered with a unique vision: to approach transportation planning in the Blue Hills region through a health lens.   The result was the […]

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Metro Mayors: We Strongly Oppose MBTA Service Cuts

Metro Mayors: We Strongly Oppose MBTA Service Cuts Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a group of mayors and managers representing Greater Boston’s urban core, urged the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board not to move forward with proposed service cuts. MAPC helped to establish the Metro Mayors Coalition in 2001 and […]

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MassDevelopment, Metropolitan Area Planning Council Award More Than $1 Million for COVID-19-Related Transportation Needs

MassDevelopment, Metropolitan Area Planning Council Award More Than $1 Million for COVID-19-Related Transportation Needs November 12, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelsey Schiller, MassDevelopment, 617-694-9695 (cell) kschiller@massdevelopment.com MassDevelopment, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), has awarded $1,003,978 in funding to 25 cities and towns, municipal agencies, regional transit authorities, and health and […]

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Application Deadline Nov. 20: Transportation Partnerships Grants

Grant Opportunity: Transportation Partnerships Update: Friday, November 13 Q&A Webinar video posted. Click here to watch. Answers to FAQs posted. Click here to read. MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, is offering grants up to $250,000 to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses to meet transportation and delivery needs. Eligible grantees include regional transit agencies, […]

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MAPC calls on MBTA to keep transit service reliable & safe

MAPC calls on MBTA to keep transit service reliable and safe For immediate release: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement on the MBTA’s plan to address their FY22 operating budget deficit. “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is deeply concerned about the prospect of reducing transit service in the […]

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MAPC receives grant to advance battery electric school bus purchasing

MAPC today announced it has received state funding to develop a regional procurement model that would support expansion of electric battery school bus service across Massachusetts. MAPC shares the grant with primary grant recipient Highland Electric Transportation, which currently provides the Beverly Public School District with one electric bus.

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Greater Boston Municipal Leaders Call For Regional Ballot Initiatives, Value Capture

Greater Boston Municipal Leaders Call for Regional Ballot Initiatives, Value Capture For immediate release: Wednesday, July 29 Three broad coalitions of municipal officials from throughout Greater Boston called on legislators to allow municipal revenue-raising tools that are heavily used in other states. The leaders of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, North Shore Coalition and Commuter Rail […]

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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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