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Mystic Highlands Greenway

Mystic Highlands Greenway Overview  The goal of the Mystic Highlands Greenway is to develop a safe and inviting corridor for walking and cycling that connects several town centers, parks, transit, and established regional trail corridors.  Included municipalities include Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Stoneham, and Reading.  MAPC and state Senator Jason Lewis are leading a coalition to scope out, plan for, and implement […]

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Particulate Policy

Particulate Policy CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation June 2021 Particulate Policy An argument for a regulatory approach to transportation-related ultrafine particle exposure Particulate matter (PM) pollution is the most serious environmental health risk in the world, causing more deaths than poor diet or lack of exercise. Exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) has […]

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Get It Rolling: A Brief Guide to Mobilize Bus Improvements in Greater Boston

June 2021 Get it Rolling A brief guide to mobilize busimprovements in Greater Boston Get it Rolling lays out steps to help municipal staff, community leaders, and advocates launch successful bus improvements in high ridership, high delay corridors. Correcting transportation inequities and injustices of the past can start with better buses. Simple, low-cost, and quick […]

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Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group

Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group Final Policy Brief | May 2021 Developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council On Behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Download Policy Brief Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation As detailed in the Final […]

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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, 2021 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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