Identifying Transportation Needs in the Region
The first step toward improving the transportation system is to understand how well it serves its users. Thus, the MPO conducts a Needs Assessment to inform decisions about the allocation of federal transportation dollars.
The Needs Assessment examines data about how people travel, the condition of the transportation facilities that they use, the interaction of the region’s transportation system with the built and natural environment, and ways that each of these factors could change in the future. In all of its analyses, the MPO pays special attention to the needs of people who traditionally have been underrepresented in transportation planning.
Examining Data and Gathering Input
Currently, the MPO staff is in the process of identifying the needs of the transportation system by updating and reviewing data on system performance. As information becomes available, it will be accessible in the Needs Assessment interactive applications and Performance Dashboard. Concurrently, the staff is gathering input on existing and future needs from communities across the region. The MPO anticipates releasing the completed Needs Assessment in Fall/Winter 2018. Some sections of the Needs Assessment may be available as early as October 2018, so check back for updates.
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Needs Assessment Outreach Materials
Heading to Destination 2040
Inner Core Committee (ICC)
Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC)
MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC)
North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC)
North Shore Task Force (NSTF)
South Shore Coalition (SSC)
Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP)
Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC)
The MPO’s Needs Assessment is based on a rich suite of data. View these data in the following interactive applications:
- Long-Range Transportation Plan Needs Assessment Application
- Congestion Management Process Dashboards
- Livable Communities Data Browser
- All-Hazards Planning Application
- Vehicle-Miles Traveled and Emissions Data Browser
- Data Catalog—Long-Range Transportation Plan
- Performance Dashboard
For more information, please contact Anne McGahan, MPO staff, at 857.702.3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.