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.

You can learn more about MAPC's Program offerings by listening to recordings of the program launch webinar held on February 14, 2017, and follow up webinar held on June 21, 2017, that provides more details on Round 1 of the Program.

Group Purchase Round 1: XL Hybrids (Open until January 25, 2018)

Earlier this summer, MAPC collaborated with the Department of Energy Resources and Operational Services Division on an agreement to aggregate state and municipal purchases of aftermarket hybrid electric conversion systems offered under the statewide contract, VEH102. This agreement is now available to public entities in Massachusetts and nationwide, and offers both bulk and accelerated time-frame discounts for purchase orders submitted through VEH102.

Along with the environmental benefits of switching to hybrid electric, vehicles that install this hybrid conversion technology can expect to experience fuel savings of 20 percent or more. The agreement pricing includes hybrid electric conversions for Class 2 Ford and GM Vans and Class 3-6 Ford, GM, and Isuzu Chassis, as well as plug in hybrid electric conversions for Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks. Pricing and discounts vary by vehicle class. Download MAPC's Program FAQ to learn more about the program and eligible vehicle makes and models.

If you are interested in taking advantage of or learning more about these limited-time discounts available until January 25, 2018, please contact Megan Aki at maki@mapc.org or 617-933-0795.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Regional Contact Information

Megan Aki

maki@mapc.org

617-933-0795