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.

Announcing MetroCommon May

May 4, 2021

MetroCommon 2050 is the next land use and policy plan for the people who live and work in Greater Boston. […]

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New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts

February 25, 2021

New Research: Impacts of Online Shopping in Massachusetts New research from MAPC finds that online shopping is having major impacts […]

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How Land Use & Pricing Impact MA Vehicle Miles & Transport Emissions

January 22, 2021

Absent any major changes in land use or roadway pricing, VMT for personal vehicles is projected to increase by more […]

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Highway Traffic at Sunset

New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually

January 13, 2021

Fees on ride-hailing trips proposed in the new transportation bond bill could raise over $100 million annually for the MBTA, […]

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MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals

December 21, 2020

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement today after four jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, agreed to establish a […]

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Transportation Planning with a Health Lens

December 14, 2020

Transportation Planning with a Health Lens The Blue Hills Regional Coordinating Council Assessment and Action Plan  In 2019, a group […]

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