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Cities and Towns to Beacon Hill: We Need Additional Revenue for Transportation

November 13, 2019

Today, three broad coalitions of municipal officials from throughout Eastern Massachusetts called on the Commonwealth to raise significant new revenue and dedicate it to rescuing the state’s ailing and congested transportation system.

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New research reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities

November 6, 2019

Analysis of bike share trip data identifies opportunities for suburban bike infrastructure investments Click Here to Access the Interactive Report Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) analyzing over 300,000 bike share trips reveals demand for bike share in Greater Boston communities, as well as opportunities […]

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North Shore Coalition Mayors and Managers Unveil Regional Transportation Vision

November 1, 2019

Elise HarmonDigital Communications SpecialistMetropolitan Area Planning SALEM – Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 – Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and the 18 communities of the North Shore Coalition today unveiled the Coalition’s transportation vision for the North Shore region and outlined short- and long-term actions to provide a 21st century transportation […]

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New study looks at impact of ride-hailing on Brockton Area Transit

September 11, 2019

Is the growth of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft affecting transit ridership in Greater Brockton? A recent study by two regional planning agencies and the Brockton area transit authority is trying to answer that question.

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MAPC: MassDOT Congestion Study Takes Several Steps in the Right Direction

August 8, 2019

For immediate release: Thursday, August 8, 2019 BOSTON — The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement thanking MassDOT and Governor Charlie Baker for completing a long-awaited study examining the root causes and potential solutions for worsening traffic congestion in Massachusetts. “The study is a positive step in […]

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