Planning101: Transportation


Planning101 is a space for MAPC staff to share their wealth of knowledge on topics related to smart growth and regional collaboration. This blog covers a diverse range of issues that include transportation, clean energy, land use, environment, public health, local government, equity, the innovative usage of public data, and the process of creating digital tools.

How Have Public Agencies and Nonprofits Partnered with TNCs?

September 17, 2018

Jermaine F. Williams, Troy McHenry, Sandra Robinson, Joanne Laferrara, and Sandy Johnston shared their experiences partnering with TNCs. From replacing […]

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14 Cities and Towns, MassDOT, and DCR Sign Regional Autonomous Vehicles Agreement

June 22, 2018

Companies looking to test autonomous vehicles on Massachusetts roads will now have a much easier time experimenting on a variety […]

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How Can We Fix This? How MAPC’s Data Helped Boston Make A Bus Line Faster

June 8, 2018

Ninety-four percent satisfaction is hard to reach with any project. But a four-week pilot for a transit lane along a […]

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Share of Choices: New Ride-hailing Research Brief

June 1, 2018

For every five people who get on an MBTA bus or train in the Inner Core, one person hops into […]

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Report Release: “Fare Choices” on Ride-Hailing in Metro Boston

February 6, 2018

On February 6, MAPC released “Fare Choices,” a survey of ride-hailing passengers in Metro Boston. The ride-hailing industry, led by […]

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The Switch to an Electric Vehicle

November 1, 2017

     Following the Fall Council Meeting, attendees had an exciting opportunity to ride and test drive electric vehicles. The Drive […]

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