Google X is building a few hundred self-driving cars that have no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal.
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.