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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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New study finds off-street residential parking overbuilt across Metro Boston

July 24, 2019

Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 30% of off-street parking spaces at apartment buildings sit empty during peak demand, new research finds Boston – New research by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows most of the communities in Metro Boston have built more residential […]

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New study identifies climate impacts of Uber, Lyft

July 22, 2019

A new study by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) shows that ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft are increasing not just traffic but greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Greater Boston, in a first-ever analysis of the climate impacts of transportation network companies, or TNCs.

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Help Envision Future Housing in Marblehead

June 18, 2019

‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future For Immediate Release: June 14, 2019 Amanda Linehan Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 MARBLEHEAD – Do you live in Marblehead? Do you have concerns about the ability of seniors, families, workers, […]

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