Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation


  On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone.  She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the […]

Stephanie Pollack named to Mayor Walsh’s climate action plan steering committee


On April 4, 2014, Mayor Walsh announced the creation of the 2014 Climate Action Plan Steering Committee, which will help guide the update of Boston’s Climate Action Plan.

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


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.

The Boston Globe – T’s late-night service plan could be arriving right on time – 12/4/13


Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says there must be robust ridership if the new late-night T service is to be cost-effective.

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.

The Boston Globe – Research misread in debate over car-free housing – 10/16/13


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, […]

Poor public transit hard on Latinos, report finds


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 […]

Report: Inadequate Public Transit Hurting State’s Low-Income Latinos


By Benjamin Swasey || 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, […]

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