Boston

June 11, 2019
Opening the Gateway to Better, More Affordable Regional Transit in Boston

New research shows that through fare policy, the MBTA can open up opportunities for residents in struggling neighborhoods.

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April 5, 2018
Boston’s Stalled Experiment in Urban Commuter Rail Conversion

A series of debates in Boston, New York and Chicago are challenging city halls and transit operators to make commuter rail infrastructure within the city limits part of the transportation answer in both booming and struggling urban districts.

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January 2, 2018
Everett Bus Lane: The Little Pop-Up That Could

It’s been just over a year since Everett launched its peak-hour bus lane on Broadway, the first one in the Boston area. We sat down with Everett’s Transportation Planner Jay Monty to learn more about how his small city took the lead on transit.

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June 13, 2017
Talking About Transit

Transit's potential benefits, such as physical and social mobility and sustainability, enjoy broad support in urban America. But the U.S. transit industry has trouble talking about what it does effectively and proactively.

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September 15, 2016
Neither Panacea nor Poison

Cities and transit agencies can situate new services like Uber and car2go within broader urban transportation strategies to strengthen transit and reduce car dependence...

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June 22, 2016
“Decisions Touching the Lives of All of Us”: The Plan That Changed Boston Forever

In 1970, Massachusetts Governor Francis W. Sargent took the unusual step of declaring a moratorium on highway construction inside Route 128, Boston's suburban beltway.

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July 24, 2014
Let’s Dig Deep: Performance Measures in Transportation Project Selection

Growing up at the northern fringes of the Boston Metropolitan Area, my family would drive the 30 miles into Boston...

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