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Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan

Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan

Every four years, the FRCOG updates the Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), a comprehensive accounting of transportation needs, issues, facilities, and potential funding needed for the regional transportation network…

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Municipal Digital Equity Planning Services

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has rolled out its Municipal Digital Equity Planning program, which provides an opportunity for cities and towns to access free consultant services to undertake digital…

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Unpaved Roads Technical Assistance

The expansive network of rural unpaved roads (also referred to as dirt or gravel roads) throughout Franklin County is particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing precipitation patterns, flooding, and…

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Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission

A Commission to study potential operation, governance and maintenance of expanded passenger rail in central and western Massachusetts was created by the Legislature in 2022.  The FRCOG has a seat…

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Housing Planning

Investment in new and existing housing is a critical need in rural towns, where a mismatch exists between current housing stock and current needs. A lack of housing production, old…

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Climate Resilient Rivers & Watersheds

Untreated, unmanaged stormwater, along with shifts in river pathways due to natural or human causes, are all part of a complex set of stressors impacting our rivers and their watersheds.…

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COVID-19 Data

Up-to-date COVID-19 data can be found at: Massachusetts Data (via Mass.gov) Cumulative reports on Massachusetts COVID-19 cases, testing, and hospitalizations. Additional reports include nursing facility data, cases by city/town, and…

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COVID-19 Treatment

Free treatments for COVID-19 are available. They can help prevent hospitalization and reduce your chance for severe disease. Treatment is available for those who test positive for COVID-19 and have any…

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MA Special Commission on Rural School Districts

The report of the Commission on the Fiscal Health of Rural School Districts, “A Sustainable Future for Rural Schools” comprehensively documents how regional differences have translated into students in rural…

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