MPO Survey Available on Improving Boston Area Transportation for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

Feb 6, 2019

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) conducts federally mandated transportation planning for 97 communities in Greater Boston.

MPO is releasing a survey about the transportation needs of seniors and people with disabilities. The responses will be used to update the region’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HST), which supports improved coordination of transportation for seniors and people with disabilities in the Boston metropolitan region. The Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 Program provides funding for this purpose. Applications for this funding must meet a need identified in the CPT-HST.

The deadline for completing the survey is February 28, 2019. If you would like to take the survey in a language other than English, please click here. If you would like to take the survey in an accessible format, please contact Betsy Harvey of the MPO staff at 857.702.3700 (phone), 617.570.9193 (TTY), 617.570.9192 (fax), or

Take the survey now!

The MPO region encompasses 97 cities and towns (pdf map) (html list), covering approximately 1,360 square miles and stretching from Boston to Ipswich in the north, Marshfield in the south, and to approximately Interstate 495 in the west. The region is home to nearly three million people and supports about two million jobs. The communities in the region range from relatively rural towns, such as Dover, to large urban centers, such as Boston and Cambridge.

Therefore, transportation planning must take into account the demographic, cultural, and environmental diversity of the region, and consider the various means by which residents and visitors travel in the region.