Dukakis, Weld agree on need for rail link

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They’re the ultimate political odd couple. One is a Democrat, the other a Republican, and while they fought bitterly back in their day, these former governors have set aside their differences to go on a quixotic quest.

Transportation transformation in Metrowest

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There’s a vision for downtown Framingham and it looks a little something like Somerville. Town Manager Bob Halpin hopes to make the area vibrant, but mostly convenient as a hub for the young workforce. None of that can happen, however, without a way to get around. Halpin is focused on transit-oriented development, or bringing amenities and apartments to an area with a train and bus system to boost the local economy. With the MetroWest and Milford area population aging, some say bringing in better transportation will be key to keeping MetroWest towns thriving, as Halpin hopes to do.

Presentation on Braintree’s future Wednesday night

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Barry Bluestone, a professor at Northeastern University, and Mayor Joseph Sullivan will share the findings of “Envision Braintree” at a community meeting Wednesday night.

“New website gathers data for transit geeks”

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Transit and urban planning wonks, rejoice: All the data on the neighborhoods around your favorite MBTA stations is now available online. A new website called tstation.info allows you to dig through the demographics surrounding transit stations, thanks to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy for Northeastern University. Tim Reardon, the assistant director of data services at the MAPC, said such data helps policymakers and developers make smart decisions.

Telecommuting won’t fix snow woes

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Bluestone argued that telecommuting has been oversold and listed an array of jobs that can’t be done from the kitchen table. “Doctors are not yet ready,” he said, “to do emergency surgery by computer.”

BPR: Dukakis’ MBTA ‘Du’s’ and Don’ts, Ash Wednesday, And Joe Biden

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“We host Governor Mike Dukakis to get his take on the MBTA situation: What his administration did, and what the current stewards could be doing better.”

Governing – How Zambian Cities Are Like American Suburbs

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Stephanie Pollack says “someone else’s car” as a mode of transportation is not recognized by U.S. transportation planners. Informal systems such as these need to be recognized as they have implications both here and abroad.

The MetroWest Daily News – Ballot question could halt tax – 4/5/2014

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Stephanie Pollack told the Daily News that Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are indexing gas taxes to inflation.

The Christian Science Monitor – Public transportation makes a comeback, but not in Boston – 3/10/14

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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.

The Boston Globe – Transit users suffer a cut in US tax benefit today – 1/1/14

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says cutting tax benefits to public transit users sends wrong message in the face of growing traffic congestion and other concerns.

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