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.
February 11, 2021
February 13, 2020
Data show that even as the number of traffic fatalities was declining nationally, the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities rose in 2018. As the need to create safe and comfortable pedestrian and bicycle facilities becomes increasingly evident, MPO staff are pursuing several efforts to help communities identify locations for infrastructure improvements that will benefit people who walk and bicycle.
January 26, 2017
The MPO board has released a new amendment to the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2017–21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review. The public review period for TIP Amendment Two is now open and extends until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
December 20, 2016
At the December 15 meeting of the Boston Region MPO, board members voted to approve an amendment to the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2017-21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
October 25, 2016
On October 20, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) completed their review of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2017–21.