Transportation advocates in Massachusetts have lots of big ideas for projects they’d like to buy with new funding from President Biden’s new infrastructure bill: a faster passenger rail line between Boston and Springfield; a new subway to connect the Red and Blue lines in downtown Boston; a realignment of the Massachusetts Turnpike through Allston. But […]
Tuesday afternoon’s rush hour was bitterly cold, but for the steady stream of bike riders and pedestrians using the Mass. Ave. Bridge, a pilot road configuration that aims to calm motor vehicle traffic by widening the bridge’s busy bike lanes helped ameliorate the discomfort of the biting winds sweeping across the Charles River. “I came […]
Sunday was the World Day of Remembrance, an annual memorial for the lives lost to traffic crashes. In Springfield, residents joined elected officials on the front steps of the Springfield Central Library, just a few feet away from an informal pedestrian crossing where drivers have struck and killed two victims in the past decade – […]
City officials have estimated that the project would benefit roughly 20,000 bus riders in Dorchester and Mattapan, reduce their collective commuting times by 800 hours every day, and, with less time wasted in traffic, allow the T to make over 100 additional daily trips on existing routes using the same number of buses and drivers.
"Building on the fare-free 28 bus pilot created by Mayor Janey, we will expand access to transit across our neighborhoods, connecting more people to their schools, places of worship, small businesses, and community centers––and easing congestion on our bus riders and drivers alike,” said Mayor Michelle Wu in a press release announcing the proposal.
Monica Tibbits-Nutt, the Executive Director of the 128 Business Council, recently capped off six years of service on the governing boards of the MBTA and MassDOT. Tibbits-Nutt was the Vice Chair of the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), and was one of only two board members (along with Chairperson Joseph Aiello) who served […]
The MBTA announced on Monday that a pilot program to suspend fare collections on the MBTA’s Route 28 bus route, which serves Warren Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury and Mattapan, will be extended one more month to run through the end of the calendar year. The original pilot program was due to expire […]