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MetroCommon 2050 Comic: Inclusive Growth and Mobility

How does the way our region gets around affect us as people? Get the whole (illustrated) story with this new, original piece by local graphic novelist Anna Christine. This graphic story was created to help community members relate their own lives to some of the issues around land use and transportation. This comic was created […]

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June 30 Meeting Will Focus on Recommendations to Improve Dedham-Boston Corridor

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17 Dedham – The Town of Dedham and City of Boston will host a second community meeting on the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Corridor Action Plan on Wednesday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This collaborative action plan will assess transportation and safety needs for the roadway between the intersection […]

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New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts

New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts New research from MAPC finds that online shopping is having major impacts on pollution, traffic, and industrial rents in Greater Boston. The Commonwealth is seeing rising numbers of delivery trucks and vans on the roads, as people increasingly order online for goods, meals, and groceries. For these […]

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Study: Online Shopping Causing Major Uptick in Pollution, Traffic, Industrial Rents in Greater Boston

            Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2021  Boston – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a new study on e-commerce in Massachusetts, finding that this rapidly growing industry is already having major impacts on the job market and transportation network of Greater Boston, […]

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MAPC Statement on the Transportation Bond Bill

MAPC Statement on Transportation Bond Bill For immediate release: Friday, January 15 We were deeply disappointed this evening when Governor Baker vetoed critical policy provisions in H.5248, An Act authorizing and accelerating transportation investment. Coming only a day after the Governor vetoed the climate bill and significant portions of the economic development bond bill, we […]

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New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually

Fees on ride-hailing trips proposed in the new transportation bond bill could raise over $100 million annually for the MBTA, other regional transit authorities, municipalities, and the Commonwealth Transportation Fund. The Legislature recently passed H.5248, An Act authorizing and accelerating transportation investment, a $16.5 billion, five-year transportation bond bill. In addition to many important project […]

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End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared

End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared On Tuesday night, the 191st General Court concluded its legislative session. While the legislature took a long break from advancing significant legislation, the past several days saw a flurry of activity, moving climate legislation, a transportation bond bill, and an economic development bond bill in the final days of […]

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Dedham & Boston Launch Action Plan for VFW Parkway/Providence Highway

Dedham and Boston Launch Action Plan for VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Project will identify improvements to meet the travel and safety needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, transit-riders and motorists   For Immediate Release: Friday, December 18, 2020   Dedham – The town of Dedham and city of Boston have launched a community process to assess transportation and […]

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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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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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