More countdown clocks come to MBTA Green Line


By Alyssa Meyers, The Daily Free Press The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority began to activate additional arrival countdown clocks at Green Line stations throughout Boston this week. The signs at Copley and Arlington were unveiled Tuesday, the Inbound signs for Boylston and Park Street on Wednesday and the North Station, Haymarket, and Science Park Station signs […]

“New website gathers data for transit geeks”


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 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.

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

Michael Dukakis

“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.”

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


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 – A 21st-century bus system – 11/10/13


Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of the Dukakis Center, suggests an innovative idea for better bus service in Boston.

CommonWealth – A troubling transit trend line – 11/7/13


Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research for the Dukakis Center, says the MBTA needs to upgrade equipment and market to new riders if suburbanites are to choose rails over roads.

Supporters of more transportation finance dollars examined campaigns in six cities


By Michael Norton and Andy Metzger | State House News Service | February 5, 2013 Massachusetts taxpayers appear on the verge of being asked to invest substantially more for the state’s public transportation network and those doing the asking, mindful of potential pitfalls, have been preparing by studying similar campaigns in other states. As Patrick administration […]

Patrick vows new funds for roads, rail


By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | January 4, 2013 Governor Deval Patrick said Friday that he will unveil a proposal later this month to raise the necessary money through taxes or fees to fix the state’s financially beleaguered transportation network. Patrick declined to say how he would raise the money or how much […]

Racial Disparity Among Boston Commuters

Stephanie Fall Consortium

By Boston Public Radio Staff | WGBH News | November 26, 2012 Click HERE to listen. If you use the MBTA to commute to work, you know it can take a very long time to travel just a few miles. But, if you’re black, chances are your commute on the MBTA is longer than your […]

Wide racial gap exists on speed of Boston-area commutes


Disparity particularly bad on buses, averaging 80 minutes more per week By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | November 24, 2012 At the end of a recent community meeting on the state transportation system, a grandmotherly woman with a lyrical Caribbean accent strode up to the top transportation official in Massachusetts, dispensing with pleasantries. “Let […]

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