BOSTON—A report issued by the Metropolitan Area PlanningCouncil and two other smart growth and transportationorganizations calls for the Commonwealth to form and fund aseparate Olympic Planning Commission to coordinatenecessary municipal approvals and identify merited public sectorinvestments connected with the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympicsand Paralympic Games.

The report entitled “Putting Legacy First: Planning for theBoston 2024 Olympics was issued by the Metropolitan Area PlanningCouncil, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Allianceand Transportation for Massachusetts.

The 54-page report not only called for the formation of thestate commission, but also stressed that win or lose thepreparations and the infrastructure built in connection with thebid should benefit the City of Boston far into the future.

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John Jordan

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