MAPC on Greater Boston Population Growth

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MAPC on Greater Boston Population Growth

On March 29th, the Boston Globe interviewed Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen on the slowing growth of the Boston region. Five large counties in Eastern Massachusetts added about 25,000 people in 2016, according to the Census Bureau, a number that fell for three consecutive years and is down by nearly half…

DVRPC Transit Benefits Extended to Uber

Participants in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC) RideECO commuter benefit program can now use their benefit debit cards to pay for uberPOOL rides. RideECO allows employers and commuters to save by putting pre-tax dollars towards fares on public transportation and vanpools. Currently, nearly 500 employers and 10,000 employees participate in the program. The…

2016 SANDAG Milestones and Accomplishments Video

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) created a video highlighting last year’s regional accomplishments in transportation for their Board of Directors retreat. SANDAG either completed or began construction on 23 projects in 2016, including their Mid-Coat Trolley extension.

SANDAG Region Chosen as Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground

USDOT designated the San Diego region as one of their ten proving grounds for autonomous vehicles. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Caltrans, and the City of Chula Vista jointly submitted the application with support from several auto manufactures and technology companies. SANDAG’s region is the only proving ground to incorporate a state/regional/local/private partnership.…

Climate Resilience and Planning Peer Exchange Report: ARC

On October 4-5, 2016 the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) co-hosted a climate resilience and planning peer exchange with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Staff from several MPOs, state DOTs, and public and private organizations gathered together to share best practices for climate resilience. Staff also provided guidance to FHWA on what resources would be helpful…

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