Earlier this year, the T had projected a 2024 opening for the new Quincy garage; after initial construction bids came in way over budget, a new bidding process hopes to get the project done before the end of 2025.
The new proposal makes changes to roughly two-thirds of the routes that were proposed earlier this year, but key elements – like the commitment to a 25 percent increase in overall bus service – remain unchanged.
The new zoning rules have been in the works since April, when co-sponsors Burhan Azeem, Quinton Zondervan and Marc McGovern passed a policy order calling on city staff to draft new zoning language that would eliminate minimum parking requirements from city laws.
Where MassDOT long-range planning materials do mention climate change, it’s treated exclusively as a problem that could affect MassDOT’s infrastructure, without any consideration of how MassDOT’s infrastructure – the state’s biggest source of air pollution – will affect the climate.
Initial analysis of the City of Boston's fare-free bus pilot programs in Dorchester and Mattapan suggests that, because so many riders still need to make paid transfers onto the subway system, a reduced fare that applies to all modes of transit would have a bigger impact than fare-free buses alone.