Berkshire MPO Public Review and Comment

The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the following:

2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – The 2023 UPWP is a list, budget and description of all federally funded transportation planning work to be performed between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023, mostly by staff of the Berkshire Regional Planning

Priority Project solicitation for 2023-2027 CEDS

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of the Berkshire CEDS Committee, is soliciting Priority Project submissions for the 2023-2027 CEDS. More information about the 2023-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is available on the BRPC website.

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT’s) Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan update, Beyond Mobility, recently launched. Beyond Mobility will set the direction of future capital planning and program sizing

Berkshire MPO Public Review & Comment

The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the following:

2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment – An amendment (3rd Amendment) has been proposed to the TIP for the following projects: 1) 609464 – Gt. Barrington, resurfacing Route 23/183; add new project, $2,690,763  2) 611955 – Pittsfield, Superstructure replacement, Holmes Road over Housatonic

State Grant Opportunity Workshop Series

Please save the dates and register using the link below. In each session, state officials will join us to talk about municipal cybersecurity grants, the influx of federal broadband money, climate resiliency opportunities, water and sewer infrastructure funding,

Vaccine Records: Two Options

Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

In January 2022, Massachusetts announced a tool that gives residents a way to access their COVID-19 digital vaccine card and vaccination history.

PILOT Programs Undermined by Lack of Funding and Tax Rulings, Report Finds

A recent report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump pointed out that the Commonwealth’s payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for state-owned lands (SOL) is underfunded and disproportionately disadvantages smaller, rural communities in favor of larger, wealthier communities.