Greater Boston

MAPC and Metropolitan Boston

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning council that serves the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. MAPC's mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. The organization's regional plan, MetroFuture, guides its work as it engages the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future.

MAPC works toward sound municipal management, sustainable land use, protection of natural resources, efficient and affordable transportation, a diverse housing stock, public safety, economic development, clean energy, healthy communities, an informed public, and equity and opportunity for all.

MASSACHUSETTS Clean Cities Coalition

The Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition is part of a nationwide partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program. Clean Cities aims to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector and support development of infrastructure necessary to make alternative fuel vehicles a viable transportation option. In March 1994, Boston became the 7th U.S. city to be designated a Clean Cities Coalition. The coalition expanded its mission in 1999 to become a statewide initiative under its present-day name, the Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition. 

Why is MAPC Participating in F4F?

MAPC sees Fleets for the Future as a prime opportunity for its Clean Energy, Transportation, and Municipal Collaboration departments to participate in an interdisciplinary project and increase adoption of clean vehicle technology in the region's cities and towns. MAPC staff is excited about this opportunity to implement best practices through a regional procurement for clean fuel vehicles and technologies, making them more accessible and affordable in the region and helping to build the market and economies of scale in this important space.

Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program

Through the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program, MAPC is working with cities and towns to identify opportunities to retrofit existing fleet vehicles, up-fit new purchases, or implement clean fuel conversions. MAPC handles the paperwork of packaging the vehicles with the most municipal demand into Requests for Quotes from vendors on the Statewide Contract, VEH102, to obtain the best prices vendors can offer. By participating, cities and towns will reduce the time investment needed to purchase clean vehicle technologies and get the best prices from vendors by buying in bulk.

Download the program summary to learn more about the Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program. You can also listen to a recording of the webinar MAPC hosted on February 14, 2017, to launch the program. 

MAPC is currently collecting letters of interest to participate in a group purchase of retrofit and/or up-fit technology to convert standard internal combustion engine vehicles to alternative fuels. By using the Statewide Contract, VEH102, as the mechanism for facilitating the group purchase, this program is open to public fleets not just in Massachusetts, but across the United States. Interested parties should submit letters of interest and completed vehicle interest lists to maki@mapc.org as soon as possible to participate in the first round of the program (Summer 2017). Download the template Letter of Interest (DOC), and Municipal Vehicle Interest List (EXCEL) to get involved in this ongoing project.

Additional Resources

Regional Contact Information

Megan Aki

maki@mapc.org

617-933-0795