Creating a Sustainable Transportation System for Massachusetts and Its Communities

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On Sunday, March 2, the Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network held their annual Local Environmental Action Conference at Northeastern University. Dukakis Center’s Stephanie Pollack was one of the panelists for a packed workshop on Creating a Clean, Efficient Transportation Future. Download Presentation PDF  

Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System

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Stephanie Pollack addressed the Regional Transportation Advisory Council to the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization on February 12, stimulating a discussion about “Building a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System.”

The presentation first outlined the importance of the key concepts of sustainability, equity and accessibility in regional transportation planning and then proposed ten potential directions that future transportation investment could take that would make the region’s system more sustainable and equitable.

The Toll of Transportation: Understanding and Addressing Latino Travel Needs in Massachusetts

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The ‘Toll of Transportation’ final report was officially released Thursday, November 7, 2013.

We were thrilled to present our findings alongside MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott at the “Latinos, Climate Change, and Transportation” workshop sponsored by Pueblo Nuevo, a new Latino advocacy organization in Boston.

Boston’s Transportation Opportunities and Challenges

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At the kick-off to the Boston Society of Architects’ Traffic Advisory speaker series, Stephanie Pollack joined Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution and Dr. Beverly Scott, General Manager of the MBTA, to discuss the economic imperatives and transportation opportunities and challenges facing Boston’s next mayor.

Traffic Advisory Speaker Series: Transportation Today

On October 29, 2013, at BSA Space, Robert Puentes (Brookings Institution); Stephanie Pollack (Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University); and Beverly Scott (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; Rail & Transit) discussed Greater Boston’s current state of mobility, focusing on recent advancements, longstanding challenges, and capacity for expansion. Introduced by David Dixon FAIA, this event kicked off the speaker portion […]

The Toll of Transportation

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Report Shows Inadequate Public Transportation Takes Heavy Toll on Budget, Time, and Quality of Life of Low-Income Latinos in Massachusetts

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