Thursday’s Headlines

  • An MBTA train struck and killed a man near the Kingston/Plymouth Line’s crossing of Main Street in Hanson early Wednesday morning (Patriot Ledger). Hanson’s Main Street, a state highway, has only one sidewalk, and there are no crosswalks leading to the commuter rail platform adjacent to the crash site.
  • The CambridgeSide Mall is dying, but Cambridge planners are not rushing to the rescue with zoning changes to allow denser mixed-use redevelopment (Cambridge Day).
  • Mechanical problems on the M/V Governor led the state’s Steamship Authority to cancel several trips Wednesday morning (Boston Globe).
  • MassDOT says “it’s safe to drive the Chicopee Curve (on Interstate 91) as long as you slow down to the posted speed limit,” reports WWLP, after MassDOT and State Police spent hours cleaning up a few tons of proof that drivers ignore posted speed limits:


A detail of the MBTA's proposed new bus network map, showing the proposed new routes that would connect Roxbury and Dorchester to the jobs of the Longwood Medical Area (upper left). Courtesy of the MBTA.

Our First Look At the T’s Proposed New Bus Network

The MBTA has published a draft map of its proposed new bus network – a major milestone in the agency’s efforts to reinvigorate and expand its bus services. For the past year, the T’s planners have been working on a blank-slate redesign of its bus routes to adapt to the region’s changing travel patterns, better […]