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Transportation Finance Recommendations

OCTOBER 2019 Transportation Finance Recommendations Transportation, the backbone of a thriving economy, is crucial to every aspect of life in Massachusetts, connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, students to schools, and residents and visitors to cultural and recreational resources. A reliable, affordable, and well-connected transportation network is particularly essential to advancing the region’s equity […]

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Potential Impacts of Ride-Hailing on the Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT)

Potential Impacts of Ride-Hailing on the Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) August 2019 The Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) commissioned this study to evaluate whether BAT’s declining ridership in recent years is due to the growth in ride-hailing services or to other factors. Brockton’s recent decline in transit ridership reflects statewide and national trends that […]

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West Station Area Transit Study

West Station Area Transit Study A transportation and land use study by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Header photo: Google Maps, @2019 MassGIS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts EOEA, Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, USDA Farm Service Agency. Map Data ©2019 ABOUT UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS PAST EVENTS FAQs RELATED STUDIES The West Station Area Transit Study is a […]

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Expanding the Use of Value Capture for Transportation and TOD in Massachusetts

January 2017 Public investments in transit, highways, roads and other infrastructure generate value for nearby property owners. The term “value capture” refers to any strategy whereby a public agency “captures” a portion of the increased property values to help pay forthe infrastructure itself. Around the country, commonly used value capture tools include special assessments and […]

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Filling the Transportation Gaps – MAGIC Subregion

ABOUT UPDATES FAQs Communities in the MAGIC Subregion have joined together to develop on-demand transportation pilots to help fill the gaps in the region’s transit network. The program, called Making the Connections, focuses on connecting seniors, people with disabilities, financially vulnerable residents, and veterans to health services, community resources, and economic opportunities with on-demand transportation […]

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Transportation and Climate Initiative

Photo by John Wilcox Transportation and Climate Initiative CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation Transportation and Climate Initiative The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. The group is facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center and seeks to improve transportation, develop the […]

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The Growing Carbon Footprint of Ride-Hailing in Massachusetts

The Growing Carbon Footprint of Ride-Hailing in Massachusetts July 2019 Click Here to Download a PDF of this Report Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have seen rapid and widespread growth across Massachusetts. These services provided 81 million trips in the state in 20181, a 25 percent increase over the prior year. The explosive […]

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Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report

LOWER MYSTIC REGIONAL WORKING GROUP Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area aCKNOWLEDGEMENTs Working Group Members Expand City of Boston City of Everett City of Somerville MassDOT Metropolitan Area Planning Council Working Group Participants Expand Attorney General’s Office MA Gaming Commission Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development MassPort Office of […]

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North Reading Public Transit Shuttle Study

North Reading Public Transit Shuttle Study Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr August 2019 The North Reading Satellite Shuttle Study evaluated several options for creating a shuttle linking North Reading to commuter rail stations in adjacent municipalities including Wilmington, Woburn, and Reading. The study evaluated routing and operational options and costs, as well as costs to […]

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Fare Choices

In an effort to begin filling gaps in our understanding of the ride-hailing industry and its users, MAPC surveyed nearly 1,000 ride-hailing passengers in late 2017 and asked about their demographics, the nature of their trip, and why they chose ride-hailing over other modes of transportation. Click below to go to the online report.

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