Tax collection data from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue suggest that gasoline consumption and its associated air pollution is rebounding towards pre-pandemic levels, undermining hopes that increased work-from-home arrangements can have a major impact on meeting the state’s climate goals. Massachusetts residents burned through roughly 596 million gallons of gasoline during the first three months […]
"Folks always say what is environmental justice? What is environmental racism? Here it is. This is a prime example of it. The state is dumping contaminated material next to low-income communities and communities of color,” said Rosanne Bongiovanni, the executive director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice advocacy organization.
The T is shopping for new buses that would allow boarding on both sides of the vehicle, which could facilitate more center-running busways across the region. "It recongnizes the potential that we don't need to rip up a whole street, if we can just change the bus instead," says Maya Mudgal, a BTD transit planner.