In the last year, increased attention to systemic racism has deepened the mainstream conversation about transportation equity. Many Black transportation planners have pushed the field to recognize that emphasizing enforcement in Complete Streets or Vision Zero paradigms can put people of color at risk of violence. Similarly, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the intersection of systemic health inequality and transportation planning. The incidence of chronic respiratory disease in communities of color, exposure to harmful emissions, and high rates of COVID infection and death are all intertwined legacies of highway-focused planning in the United States and the Boston region.
Blog - Articles tagged as LRTP
- February 11, 2021
- June 26, 2020
This is Part 4 of a series about Destination 2040, the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) new Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Destination 2040 establishes a vision for the region’s transportation system and funds both capital investments and research studies to support that vision. Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series presented different stages of the new plan’s development, prior to its endorsement in August 2019. This installment explores how the new plan is being put into action.
- March 25, 2019
Part 2 of a series on developing Destination 2040, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) next long-range transportation plan (LRTP). Destination 2040 will allocate funding to major transportation projects in the Boston region and guide the MPO’s capital investment programs and research studies. Part 1, “What’s your vision for transportation in the Boston region?”, presented the proposed vision for Destination 2040. On January 17, 2019, the MPO board agreed to the proposed vision.
- December 28, 2018
Part 1 of a series on developing Destination 2040, the MPO’s next long-range transportation plan (LRTP). Destination 2040 will allocate funding to major transportation projects in the Boston region and guide the MPO’s capital investments and research studies.
- June 30, 2017
The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) recently completed the Draft 2017 Triennial Title VI Report. This report presents the MPO’s efforts to ensure that federally protected populations are not discriminated against in the MPO’s various activities. This includes discrimination based on income, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, and disability.
- May 2, 2017
The Boston Region MPO has developed an interactive dashboard that tells the story of how the Boston region’s transportation system has changed over time.
- March 24, 2017
A new study released by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) offers solutions for creating a safe environment for pedestrians and bicyclists in the North Shore’s Vinnin Square, a large commercial and residential district located primarily in Swampscott and a section of Salem...
- August 30, 2016
In June/July 2016, The Boston Region MPO released several transportation planning documents for public review.
- August 30, 2016
The plan to extend Green Line light rail service to Somerville and Medford is getting back on track after the project stalled last year because of significant cost overruns, a setback that inflated the cost estimate from nearly $2 billion to as much as $3 billion and caused the state to put construction on hold and re-evaluate the project design, procurement, management, and funding.
- August 23, 2016
On August 18, 2016, the MPO amended its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, to make the document consistent with the MPO’s recently adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)—a rolling five-year plan that finances construction of highway, transit, and multimodal projects and programs—and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP)—which documents projects that are prioritized and funded by the state.