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MassDevelopment, Metropolitan Area Planning Council Award More Than $1 Million for COVID-19-Related Transportation Needs

November 15, 2020

MassDevelopment, Metropolitan Area Planning Council Award More Than $1 Million for COVID-19-Related Transportation Needs November 12, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelsey Schiller, MassDevelopment, 617-694-9695 (cell) kschiller@massdevelopment.com MassDevelopment, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), has awarded $1,003,978 in funding to 25 cities and towns, municipal agencies, regional […]

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MAPC calls on MBTA to keep transit service reliable & safe

October 20, 2020

MAPC calls on MBTA to keep transit service reliable and safe For immediate release: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement on the MBTA’s plan to address their FY22 operating budget deficit. “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is deeply concerned about the prospect […]

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MAPC applauds extra rental assistance, pushes for eviction moratorium extension

October 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 12 Today, Governor Baker announced a serious response to the looming eviction crisis, including much-needed funds for rental assistance to at-risk tenants, assistance for landlords, funding toward legal assistance in court, and expansion of mediation services to keep housing cases out of the courtroom in […]

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MAPC receives grant to advance battery electric school bus purchasing

September 21, 2020

MAPC today announced it has received state funding to develop a regional procurement model that would support expansion of electric battery school bus service across Massachusetts. MAPC shares the grant with primary grant recipient Highland Electric Transportation, which currently provides the Beverly Public School District with one electric bus.

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MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations

July 29, 2020

MAPC Executive Director Issues Statement on Repeal of AFFH Regulations Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Marc Draisen, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), today released the the following statement: “President Trump’s repeal of regulations that encourage local government to affirmatively further the goal of fair housing, accompanied by […]

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  • Application Deadline Nov. 20: Transportation Partnerships Grants November 13, 2020
    Grant Opportunity: Transportation Partnerships Update: Friday, November 13 Q&A Webinar video posted. Click here to watch. Answers to FAQs posted. Click here to read. MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, is offering grants up to $250,000 to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses to meet transportation and delivery needs. Eligible grantees include regional transit agencies, […]
  • Call to Action: DLTA in Senate Budget November 12, 2020
    Call to Action: DLTA in Senate Budget The Senate Ways and Means Committee just released their FY21 budget proposal, and District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) wasn't included.  Please act today: tell your state senator to support Senator Eldridge's amendment to the budget, which would level-fund DLTA at $3 million in FY21. Click here to enter […]
  • Budget Update: November 2020 November 4, 2020
    State Budget Update: November 2020 While the national election grinds on this fall, MAPC's Government Affairs team has largely focused on state-level priorities, including the FY21 budget. The Massachusetts government has been operating under temporary budget since the fiscal year began in July 2020. The Governor signed a third interim budget into law on Oct. […]
  • November Data Viz: Adoptable Dogs in Massachusetts November 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. November's visualization highlights adoptable dogs across Massachusetts. Many people across the state and country have added new four-legged family members during COVID-19, but there are still […]
  • MAPC applauds extra rental assistance, pushes for eviction moratorium extension October 13, 2020
    Today, Governor Baker announced a serious response to the looming eviction crisis, including much-needed funds for rental assistance to at-risk tenants, assistance for landlords, funding toward legal assistance in court, and expansion of mediation services to keep housing cases out of the courtroom in the first place. As the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, […]