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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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Rockport Station Area Transit-Oriented Village Plan

The Town of Rockport has been proactive in planning for its future.  This small, North Shore town (population 7,700) is known for its picturesque downtown, beaches, and well-developed artist colony.  At the same time, it faces various challenges due to demographic and cultural shifts. Rather than prepare a new comprehensive master plan as is periodically […]

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Summary: Ride-Hailing Partnerships Forum

On September 12, 2018, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) hosted a forum to discuss various transportation partnerships formed by public and private agencies and ride-hailing companies. Over 80 people attended to hear from five speakers about their partnerships and the impacts of ride-hailing.

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TNC Per-Ride Assessment Funds

TNC Per-Ride Assessment Funds CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation TRANSPORTATION TNC Per-Ride Assessment Funds Funds Disbursed to Cities and Towns by the Transportation Network Company Division of the Department of Public Utilities Cities and towns have received funds from the Commonwealth through a state assessment on transportation network companies (TNCs), such as […]

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North Shore Mobility Study

North Shore Mobility Study Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr November 2017 MAPC collaborated with the towns and cities in the North Shore Coalition (NSC) to conduct a suburban mobility study. The study concentrated on non-single-occupancy-vehicle options for serving suburban transit needs, including the “first and last mile” of transit work trips in the study area. […]

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Landline Vision Plan

Landline Vision Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Transportation MAPC Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Planning LANDLINE Connecting people and places with an active trail network in Metro Boston The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is proposing a 1,400-mile connected network of trails and greenways within the Boston region. Landline Maps and Trails 2018 […]

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