This Tuesday is the deadline for 175 municipalities across eastern Massachusetts to submit an “action plan” to comply with the state’s new multi-family zoning requirement for areas near an MBTA rail station or bus route. Under the terms of a 2021 economic development law, municipalities in the MBTA service area will need to legalize zoning […]
Winter can be rough for pedestrians, bicyclists, and anyone attempting to wheel around on sidewalks and bike lanes through the ice and snow. Even heavily-used trails like the Minuteman Bikeway, which links Cambridge to Bedford, can struggle to maintain paths clear of snow and ice during the winter months: https://twitter.com/minutemanbiker/status/1617873960603095041?s=20&t=0yE3eUuRMg7ISjf95BuYtw One trail advocacy group in […]
Last night, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu delivered her first State of the City address to a large audience inside MGM Music Hall in Fenway. Top on the list of priorities was housing, which dominated a large part of her speech. Mayor Wu made big declarations supporting a shift in the status quo and how planning […]
Editor’s note: A version of this article appeared as part of the Subtext Zine from Transit Center and is republished with permission. Across the U.S., transit agencies are grappling with a shortfall of operators. These operators — frontline workers that keep buses and trains running are essential to a functioning transit network that actually gets riders where […]
Even in the context of record-setting bloodshed on Massachusetts roadways last year, Chicopee has seen an unusually high rate of violence from drivers.
One of the report’s key arguments – and the reason for its title – is that the region’s current bus fleet is actually smaller than it was in the early 1970s, even though the region has added 1.7 million new residents since then.