Each of the MARPA members works individually and collectively to foster and improve communication among its member communities.
Conferences: MARPA is a sponsor of events that include:
- Massachusetts Smart Growth Conferences
- Regionalization and Municipal Partnerships
- MARPA 2015 Municipal Partnerships Conference
- Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC)
- Transportation Program Managers Group (TPMG): meets on a multi-month schedule each year to receive updates from USDOT and MassDOT officials on key transportation policy and funding programs.