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MAPC: House Transportation Proposal Will Raise Needed New Revenue

February 26, 2020

For immediate release: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 BOSTON – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement on the House’s newly-released transportation bills. “House leadership today made some significant recommendations to raise critical new revenue for our transportation system. This conversation is overdue and desperately needed, and we’re […]

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“Crowded in and Priced Out:” Housing Families with Children in Greater Boston

February 3, 2020

Nearly one out of every four families with children in 12 Greater Boston communities pay more than half their income for housing, while nearly one in ten live in overcrowded conditions.

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MAPC Isssues Statement on the Transportation and Climate Initiative

December 18, 2019

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement supporting the Baker Administration’s leadership in advancing the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), which is a multi-state agreement to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector.  If fully implemented, the participating jurisdictions in the Northeast United States could see […]

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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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RSS Planning 101 Posts

  • MAPC COVID-19 Response March 11, 2020
    In the interest of keeping our partners throughout the state and region informed, MAPC will document its response to COVID-19 here. A Message from MAPC Executive Director Marc Draisen: Addressing the COVID-19 Emergency in Metro Boston As the COVID-19 pandemic changes many aspects of our lives, one thing won’t be changing: MAPC is committed to […]
  • New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning March 10, 2020
    New Resources for Equitable Net Zero Planning Prioritize Net Zero Actions and Implement Equity with our Frameworks In response to the climate crisis, cities and towns across the globe have made commitments to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by maximizing reductions in energy use and supplying buildings, transportation, and infrastructure with renewable sources of […]
  • Equity-Forward Economic Development in Uphams Corner March 3, 2020
    Equity-Forward Development in Uphams Corner Across the Boston region and the United States, neighborhoods are experiencing significant economic changes. In some cases, residents can ride the wave of the economic surge and see their lives improve. Unfortunately, not all are lifted by this wave: many have been limited by a history of racial, legal, and […]
  • March Data Viz: A Region Under Construction March 2, 2020
    Every month, MAPC's Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. March’s visualization looks at development across the region from 2015 through 2025. Using data from MAPC's own MassBuilds, this visualization explores where development has happened, is […]
  • Tell Legislators: We Need Transportation Funding! March 2, 2020
    Stand with us now and tell the Massachusetts House to support comprehensive, statewide transportation funding. Across the entire state, our underfunded transportation system is leading to congestion, frustration, increased emissions, and stunted economic opportunities in our cities, towns, and regions. Our transportation system isn’t prepared for the challenges of climate change and doesn't provide enough […]