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An Access Plan Transportation Agreement (TAPA) is a legal agreement between the developer and the Boston Department of Transportation (BTD), which sets out measures to reduce the impact of development on the transportation system. This webiner guides viewers with updated guidelines for the development of a successful TAPA. If you stay abreast of planning initiatives, you are aware of transportation needs management (CT), but if you are not fully up to date, we are here to help. In short, CT is the effort of governments, employers, developers and property managers to reduce the number of occupancy vehicles that commute on the road on a daily basis. Offering a free shuttle service for employees is a perfect example of an employer using CT, for example, because it does not add additional infrastructure, but it drives employees to and from an existing transit stop. Here`s a breakdown of what you need to complete a TAPA. If a structure is to have 20,000 square metres or more or 15 residential units, developers must complete a small project plan. If a building is to be 50,000 square metres or more, developers must complete a major project plan. These measures can be implemented in a variety of ways, including welcoming members of a local transport management association (TMA), providing subsidized transit passports or installing bicycle facilities.

The City of Cambridge has made its 2006 Parking and Transportation Demand Management Ordinance (PTDM Ordinance) permanent for developers. Depending on the number of parking spaces, there are two levels of need for new buildings. Small project plans require at least three CT measures when a non-residential property has between five and 19 parking spaces. An aging population, changes in the labour market and continued demand for housing are forces that will shape the Boston area over the next 20 years. Increased congestion, stressed transportation infrastructure and climate change pose challenges to the region`s long-term vitality. The new Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), destination 2040 for the Metropolitan Planning Organization (DFO) metropolitan area, was designed to help the region address these challenges in this changing context. Through public and online relations, we interviewed people about transportation needs and sought one-on-one courses on DFO`s objectives, projects and programs. The needs of stakeholders have marked DFO`s vision. In addition to specific projects, the LRTP identifies investment programs designed to guide DFO`s decision-making for its five-year capital plan, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Investment programs indicate the direction to be taken for the type of low-cost projects that DFO will review through the TIP throughout the plan and also signal to municipalities and agencies that DFO is available through certain types of projects. Destination 2040 includes new support programs for transit modernization, dedicated bus lane infrastructure and resilience to climate change.