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The Impacts of Land Use and Pricing in Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled and Transport Emissions in Massachusetts

The Impacts of Land Use and Pricing in Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled and Transport Emissions in Massachusetts A research brief from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council Published January 22, 2020 Authors: Conor Gately, Senior Land Use and Transportation Analyst Tim Reardon, Data Services Director Executive Summary In order to achieve Massachusetts’ ambitious greenhouse gas reduction […]

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New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually

New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually For MBTA, Municipalities, & More Published January 13, 2021 Fees on ride-hailing trips proposed in the new transportation bond bill could raise over $100 million annually for the MBTA, other […]

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Transportation Partnership Grants Program

Taxicab, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnership Grants Program Transportation Partnership Grants Program CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed a statewide grant program to provide funding for state and municipal agencies, regional transit authorities (RTAs), eligible non-profits, and Health and Human Services […]

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Landline Network Plan

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COVID-19 Response: Shared Streets

COVID-19 Resources Shared Streets COVID-19 Response: Shared Streets CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation Repurposing street space to accommodate increased walking, biking, dining, and retail As we begin to reopen and public health guidelines continue to encourage physical distancing, how can municipalities repurpose street space to accommodate increased demand for walking, biking, and […]

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Southborough Wachusett Aqueduct Connector

Southborough Connector Overview The Southborough Connector will provide a long needed closure of a key gap in our regional trail system between Pine Hill Rd and Sudbury Reservoir Trail. Three regional trails come together here on Route 30; the Bay Circuit Trail, Aqueduct Trail, and the Boroughs Trail. Status The central and largest section of […]

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Holliston Foot Trail

Holliston Foot Trail Overview The Holliston Greenbelt is an idea that dates back 30 years to connect many of the town’s open spaces and create a route between the recently completed Upper Charles Rail Trail and Ashland State Park. A spur trail would connect to Warren Woods in Ashland. The corridor is envisioned as a […]

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Ashland Park Connection

Ashland Park Connections Overview This project seeks to connect the proposed Upper Charles Trail through Hopkinton State Park to the Southborough commuter rail station. The Town of Ashland has recently completed the “Upper Charles Trail Routing Study” of which proposes a multi-use path from the Sherborn Line west to Hopkinton State Park. Status A site […]

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Weston Charles River & Riverside Access

Weston Charles River & Riverside Access Overview The overall goal of this project is to identify opportunities for providing a continuous trail along the Charles River in Weston. Due to the I-90/I-95 interchange, it’s not possible to continue the trail between Route 30 and Recreation Rd .Opportunities for trails to the north and south of […]

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Framingham Upper Charles Trail

Framingham Upper Charles Trail Overview The Upper Charles Trail is complete through Milford, Holliston, and a portion of Sherborn. The ultimate goal is to extend the trail to Framingham Centre and the commuter rail. Two potential alignments are identified here that should be evaluated further. In addition to the Upper Charles Trail, the entire South […]

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