Transportation Planning

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Initiatives

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

The Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMPO) is responsible for conducting the federally required metropolitan transportation-planning process that is often referred to as the 3C process: continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive. The MPO uses this process to develop a vision for the region and then decides how to allocate federal and some state transportation funds to programs and projects—roadway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian—which support the vision shared by all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County.

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Transportation Climate Initiative

Transportation Climate Initiative, TCI, is a collaboration of twelve states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region that are working to address the impacts of greenhouse gas emission that result from the transportation sector. 

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Projects

Becket Pavement Management Study

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) to conduct an assessment of pavement conditions, prepare a condition map and report.

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Berkshire Bike Path

The Berkshire Bike Path is a proposed shared use (biking and walking) path through the Berkshires from the Vermont border south to Connecticut.  To view a presentation on the Berkshire Bike Path showing upcoming bike path projects and study areas, p...

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Berkshire Bike Path Council

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) serves as the fiduciary agent for the Berkshire Bike Path Council (BBPC) and administers BBPC funds in accordance with decisions made by the Council to promote the development of bicycle facilities in Berkshire County.

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Coordinated Transportation Planning

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) provides staff support to the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Documents developed and endorsed by the MPO include the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program, and the Regional Transportation Plan, as well as various special studies. Transportation Planning staff also actively participate in statewide and regional transportation studies and initiatives.

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Otis Complete Street Project

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) project is the preparation of a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan for Otis, MA

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Transportation Planning

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) provides staff support to the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Documents developed and endorsed by the MPO include the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Unified Planning Work Program, and the Regional Transportation Plan, as well as various special studies. More recently, attention is directed at climate change initiatives including cap and invest strategies, culverts/small bridges as well as advancing non-motorized transportation alternatives.

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Transportation Safety

BRPC Transportation Planning staff actively monitor the safety of our Region’s roads. We work with our local, state, and Federal partners to make Berkshire roads safer for motorists, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Each year, BRPC in partnership with MassDOT, conducts at least one road safety audit and perform updated analyses as part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program initiative.

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Transportation Safety Initiatives

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission actively monitors the safety of our Region’s roads.  We work with our local, state, and Federal partners to make Berkshire roads safer for motorists, trucks, pedestrians, and bicyclists. 

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Washington Pavement Management Study

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) to conduct pavement assessment for the Town of Washington.

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Reports

Berkshire County Transportation Guide (Berkshires without Barriers)

Berkshires without barriers is a comprehensive list of Transportation Providers in Berkshire County. This transportation guide is intended to help everyone get around in Berkshire County and to encourage efficient use of existing resources. This g...

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Berkshire Transportation Management Association (TMA) Feasibility Study

As part of the Berkshire Blueprint 2.0, 1Berkshire created a Transportation Strategy Group to explore the concept of creating a comprehensive and cohesively networked public/private transportation system in the Berkshires. Previous studies have ident...

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Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan

The Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan focuses on the transportation needs of persons with disabilities, older adults, and persons with low income and makes recommendations on how to improve transportation for these thr...

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Passenger Rail Station Location and Design Analysis

The Housatonic Railroad Company is working to re-introduce passenger rail service between the Berkshires and New York City.   The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission conducted a comprehensive planning study to evaluate the most feasible location...

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Traffic Counts Database

Each year BRPC undertakes a program of traffic counts for Berkshire County Towns and Cities.  This data collection effort is funded by our Federal Transportation Planning grant. The Traffic Counts Database includes Average Daily Traffic (ADT) data f...

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