Associate director Stephanie Pollack tells the Christian Science Monitor that Boston needs to invest in its aging transit system if the city hopes to retain and grow its transit ridership.
IN THE continuing debate over no-parking housing in Boston, Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter cites my research at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy but draws precisely the wrong conclusion from our work (“Even with nearby transit options, car keys will be jingling”). The research found that in half of neighborhoods newly served by transit, […]
Martine Powers, a Boston Globe reporter who was embedded for a week in Northeastern’s summer Dialogue of Civilizations program, gives her take on how the Netherlands created a mecca for cyclists. She says the Dutch have created better infrastructure, better cyclists and more bike-aware motorists. In essence, they’ve created a bicycling culture.
Employment and appointments suffer By Javier Panzar | BOSTON GLOBE | JULY 10, 2013 Sixty-three-year-old Terrie Cherry, a primary care attendant, crisscrosses Worcester up to seven times a day on the local buses to reach her patients. She rides Route 6 in the morning, and if the bus is late, as it was twice […]
By Benjamin Swasey | WBUR.org| July 9, 2013 BOSTON — With limited quality public transportation, many low-income Latino residents across Massachusetts are reliant on cars, and it’s adversely affecting their finances and job choices, a new report (PDF) argues. The study — comprised of surveys conducted in East Boston, Lynn, Springfield and Worcester— finds that a majority of respondents rely, […]
Callahan Tunnel to close for three months By Martine Powers | Boston Globe | June 20, 2013 The Callahan Tunnel will close for construction for three months at the beginning of next year, capping a convergence of projects scheduled for early 2014 that some fear will create a perfect storm of gridlock. The 52-year-old tunnel, […]