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Katherine Antos Joins Metropolitan Area Planning Council as Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability

September 20, 2022

September 15, 2022 – Boston – Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) welcomed Katherine Antos as the agency’s new Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability. In her role, she will partner with cities, towns, state agencies, and organizations to promote sustainable development, advance equity and resiliency, […]

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MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report

August 31, 2022

MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report Planning agency: years of disinvestment have led to staffing shortages, backlogged repairs; MBTA must commit to strong replacement service for future shutdowns BOSTON – Aug. 31, 2022 – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen today issued the following statement in […]

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MAPC Releases West Station Report Study

June 10, 2022

MAPC Releases West Station Report Study BOSTON-Better bus and train service, safe biking and walking routes, and appropriately-priced parking all have the potential to unlock thousands of jobs, create a brand-new neighborhood, and dramatically improve air quality in the area around Allston Landing in Boston, according to a new report […]

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MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting

May 16, 2022

MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting Marc Draisen, Executive Director, and Lizzi Weyant, Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs & Advocacy, today released the following statement: “Once again, the weekend was marred by another horrific loss of life as a result of racist violence against people of color, this time […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

May 6, 2022

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ BOSTON – May 5, 2022- Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) officially unveiled […]

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  • MARPA-DLS Conference 2022: Announcing Special Guests Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish September 20, 2022
    Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build […]
  • 2022 End of Session Legislative Outcomes: MAPC Priorities and Interest Areas September 15, 2022
    The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up its 192nd session in the early morning of August 1, and the Governor had 10 days to give final approval or veto those bills sent to his desk. In the closing days of session, the Legislature approved several MAPC's budget and policy priorities, including legislation covering transportation, climate, public health, […]
  • Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Brings Community Together for the 13th Year August 22, 2022
    Metro Mayors Host 13th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Annual event brings together law enforcement, youth, community and workers in celebration of a safe summer. EVERETT – Local teens, community-based organization workers and law enforcement officials joined together for the Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament last weekend, in a show of solidarity to support the […]
  • Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown August 3, 2022
    Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. Unfortunately, the continual postponement of investments in this critical public service has led to reduced service, serious safety […]
  • Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Comprehensive Climate Legislation July 21, 2022
    Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Comprehensive Climate Legislation  Photo by Aubrey Odom-Mabey, Unsplash For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 21 2022 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is pleased that the Legislature has passed a comprehensive climate package that will positively impact our region’s environment, infrastructure, economy, and public health. We thank both the House and Senate […]