The Toll of Transportation: Latino Travel Needs in Massachusetts


Toll of Transportation: Research report showing how the inadequacy of public transportation in four major cities across Massachusetts takes a toll on Latino residents in terms of household finances, access to jobs, and general mobility.

Architecture Boston – Are We There Yet? – Spring 2014

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In the Spring 2014 edition of Architecture Boston, Stephanie Pollack discusses the need for a long-term plan that addresses Boston’s transportation needs. Download PDF | Architecture Boston

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


Stephanie Pollack discusses the HUBus concept that supplements MBTA buses and uses existing technology to offer commuters convenient experience. Download PDF | Boston Globe

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


Stephanie Pollack responds to Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter citing Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy research on car-use for housing built near transit.   Download PDF | The Boston Globe  

eTOD Score: A Rating System for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development


eTOD Score is a pilot version of a “rating system” designed to identify neighborhoods and districts with built, social, and transit attributes that reduce driving, encourage higher transit ridership, and promote transit equity and accessibility. Unlike rating systems for individual TOD projects, this proposed eTOD Score rating system seeks to measure the capacity for equitable TOD within […]

Architecture Boston – Promises to Keep – Winter 2012

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Stephanie Pollack writes in Architecture Boston that with Governor Deval Patrick and the legislature committed to tackling comprehensive transportation finance reform in 2013, now is a perfect time to reflect on the lessons from the past when the attention of the Commonwealth’s residents and leaders was focused on transforming transportation planning and policy — and to remind […]

Hub and Spoke: Core Transit Congestion and the Future of Transit and Development in Greater Boston

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Stephanie Pollack | June 2012

Far less publicized than the recent bad news about the financial crisis at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has been some very good news: ridership is up. These additional riders, however, are filling the MBTA’s rush hour trains and straining the aging system’s capacity. This success brings with it even greater financial challenges: how will the MBTA serve its growing ridership?

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Maintaining Diversity In America’s Transit-Rich Neighborhoods: Tools for Equitable Neighborhood Change


Americans are increasingly using transit and showing more interest in living in transit-rich neighborhoods (TRNs). For neighborhood and equity advocates however, the good news is tempered by a growing concern about gentrification and displacement that may be occurring in TRNs. Our report is based on research that was designed to address this dilemma. Download Full […]

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