Journey to 2030: Transportation Plan of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

This is the long-range, comprehensive transportation planning document for the Boston region. The region encompasses 101 cities and towns from Ipswich to Duxbury, and Boston to Marlborough. This is the area in which transportation planning is the responsibility of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), as explained in this chapter. Covering 1,405 square miles, the Boston region makes up about 18 percent of the state’s land area; however, with over three million residents, it has 48 percent of the state’s population. The Plan defines transportation visions for the future of the region, establishes goals and policies that will lead to the achievement of the visions, and allocates projected revenue to transportation programs and projects in order to implement those goals and policies. Fundamentally, the Plan is about making choices for the future of the metropolitan area—choices about local and regional land use, choices about where to allocate limited transportation resources, and choices about the type of future we wish to see for our region and, by extension, the Commonwealth. In accordance with applicable federal planning regulations, the Plan addresses surface transportation issues only. The Plan’s 23-year scope allows the MPO to consider the transportation network’s future from a broad perspective.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 454p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2009 3:19PM