Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration
Grant Opportunity for State and Municipal Agencies, RTAs, and HHST Providers
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, municipal and state agencies, health and human services agencies, and nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts.
The Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant Program will support public transportation and non-emergency medical transportation initiatives; including first mile/last mile connections, fixed-route shuttle service, micro-transit initiatives, incentivizing non-emergency medical transportation programs, food delivery, senior transportation, and other services that taxi, livery, or hackney businesses could provide.
Dates to know:
November 9: Webinar for interested grantees at 2 p.m. Register for the webinar here
November 13: Answers to grantee questions posted (submit questions by November 12)
November 20: Application deadline
Accessible, frequent, and fast public transit gets people to their destinations without contributing to traffic and is an important factor to lowering carbon emissions. Connected, well-maintained, and extensive trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks encourage active transportation, health, and recreation. Making roadways safe, comfortable, and accessible for users of all ages, abilities, income, and travel modes leads to healthier and stronger communities.
MAPC’s Transportation Department promotes sustainable transportation and strong infrastructure throughout the region in many ways, including transportation corridor planning, parking and land use studies, participating in projects to build bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, coordinating transportation funding programs, and advocating for transportation finance reform. MAPC is one of 22 members of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which carries out comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning in the region.
To find a comprehensive library of our past transportation work, visit MAPC’s Publications Library.
Explore the categories below to learn more about the multi-faceted ways MAPC works to improve connectivity in the region.
MAPC’s Transportation team works on a wide range of projects with cities, towns, and other partners. How can we work with your community?
Visit MAPC’s publications library to see past parking studies, complete streets work, transit-oriented development solutions, and more.
If you’re interested in working with MAPC, contact Transportation Director Eric Bourassa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research & Resources
Looking for more information about something transportation or transit-related?
You’ve come to the right place. Check out the pages below for in-depth material on our research, reports, partners, and more.
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for conducting the federally-required transportation and planning process for the Boston region. MAPC and the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) provide planning support for the MPO and for the region’s communities.
THE MPO develops a vision for the Greater Boston region and uses the plan to allocate federal and state funds toward transportation projects such as roadways, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle projects. This work includes developing regional bicycle and pedestrian plans and providing alternative land-use analyses for upcoming projects.
MAPC is one of 22 members of the MPO charged with carrying out comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning. The MPO is responsible for the development, review, and approval of three key planning projects:
Bicycle & pedestrian
- Aqueduct Trails
- Boston Greenbelt Trail
- Alewife Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Study (2009)
- Greater Boston Cycling and Walking map
- Belmont/Waltham Community Path Alignment Study
- Somerville Community Path
- Snow Removal Policy Toolkit
- Regional Bike Parking Program
- What Works: Low Cost Ways to Encourage Walking, Biking, and Transit
- Melrose Commuter Rail Corridor Visioning
- Needham/Newton Rail Right-of-Way Transit Concept
- Re-envisioning Wollaston: Neighborhood planning around the Wollaston MBTA station
- Green Line Extension
- MAGIC Mobility Transit Study
- Central Mass Join Trail/Busway Right-of-Way Study
- South Acton Commuter Rail report
- Dedham TOD Study
- Framingham TOD Study
- Natick Center Plan
- Reimagining Railroad - Gloucester TOD Study
- Braintree Ivory Street Corridor: A Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity
- Downtown Foxborough Parking Analysis
- Malden Center Parking Management Plan: Final Report
- Cohasset Village Parking Analysis
- Scituate Harbor Parking Analysis
- Quincy Wollaston Center Parking Analysis
- Downtown Marlborough Parking Analysis
- Downtown Holliston Parking Study
- Littleton Commuter Rail Parking Study
- Grove Hall Parking Study