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MassDOT releases draft statewide Freight Plan for public review and comment

MassDOT’s Draft Massachusetts Freight Plan is a vision for a multimodal freight system that is safe, secure, resilient, efficient, reliable, and sustainable.  The Plan is also intended to catalyze economic development while supporting the Commonwealth’s continued competitiveness.  Its strategies are based upon discussions with the Statewide Freight Advisory Committee, and utilize a risk-aware, scenario-based planning process. MassDOT encourages you to review the draft Plan and share your comments and ideas!

View the draft Plan using the following links:

Plan website:

Draft Plan:

Interactive Online Document –

Downloadable PDF –

Provide your feedback by Wednesday, December 6, 2017!

Please provide feedback through the linked comment form. After the 30-day public comment period closes on December 6, 2017, the document will be revised as needed and a final document will be posted and announced via email.

For questions, please email Gabriel Sherman, MassDOT Project Manager at or call (857) 368-8866.


Making Great Communities Happen

SNEAPA 2017 

October 26-27 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

SNEAPA – the Southern New England American Planning Association – is the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts chapters of APA.  SNEAPA hosted its 2017 planning conference in Providence, RI on October 26-27  at the RI Convention Center.  As always, this event was well attended and featured a wide variety of topics and speakers.


It may be November, but it’s not too late to sign up for a Fall 2017 Citizen Planner Training Workshop!

The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CTPC) workshops are oriented toward planning and zoning board members and as well as local professional planners. They cover topics from the basics of being on the board to advanced topics. Subjects include subdivision control, 40B, zoning for solar, master plans, public records, and much more. Take a look at the Complete List of workshops offered this year.

Learn from the Experts!  CPTC’s Fall Workshops are led by some of Massachusetts’ top planning and zoning professionals.  Each workshop includes 1 1/2-2 hours of instruction, Q&A time, and printed materials.

Many workshops count for credit toward your CPTC Certificate, MIIA insurance credit or AICP credit. Workshops cover core subjects like Subdivision Control & ANR and Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards as well as other subjects like Recreational Marijuana and Municipal Vulnerability & Resilience Planning.

Take Advantage of Easy Registration

Register by mail or online. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

Visit the CTPC website for more information or click here to register.