A Route 57 bus in Packard's Corner in April 2016. Wikimedia Commons photo by Pi.1415926535.

Allston Gets a New Bike/Bus Lane

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It’s been a rough week for the MBTA and its riders, with a Saturday derailment on the Green Line that injured 10, and an extremely disruptive Red Line derailment during this morning’s rush hour, but some good news is here for riders on two of the agency’s busiest bus routes. Over the course of the […]
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3rd Street bus lane in San Francisco. Photo: SFMTA

The Magic of Red Painted Bus Lanes

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Drivers may be seeing red, but bus drivers are seeing only green. Washington, D.C.’s new red-painted bus-only lanes on H and I streets downtown appear to be a success just one week in, with buses are moving faster, and most drivers are following the rules and staying out of their way, according to a quick, […]
The old Northern Avenue Bridge and the downtown Boston skyline in 2013. Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ingfbruno.

Car Lanes Would Bust the Budget for Boston’s New Northern Avenue Bridge

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Nine years ago, when it was still a vast plain of parking lots, planners imagined Boston’s Seaport neighborhood as the city’s future: a master-planned “innovation district” of tech companies, new housing options and signature public spaces along a revitalized waterfront. Now that it’s largely built, few people call the Seaport an “innovation district” any longer. […]