Parking Benefit Districts

Signed in to law in late 2016, the Municipal Modernization Act allows Massachusetts cities and towns to create what is known as a parking benefit district. Parking benefit districts is a specified geography in which the parking revenues raised are then reinvested back into the district for a wide range of transportation-related improvements. The funds may be used to purchase the meters themselves, invest in walking and biking infrastructure, or pay for improvements to the public realm, such as street trees, benches, and lighting.

For more information on this tool, please see the one-pager or contact Kasia Hart, Transportation Policy Associate, at or 617-933-0745.