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.
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, […]
Callahan Tunnel to close for three months By Martine Powers | Boston Globe | June 20, 2013 The Callahan Tunnel will close for construction for three months at the beginning of next year, capping a convergence of projects scheduled for early 2014 that some fear will create a perfect storm of gridlock. The 52-year-old tunnel, […]
Could the Senate plan provide common ground? CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013 THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE is preparing to vote on a transportation finance plan that is bigger than the $500 million House version Gov. Deval Patrick threatened to veto but still well below the $1 billion package the governor wanted. What’s unclear is whether the […]
By Chris Stevens | The Daily Item | March 15, 2013 The need to address the city’s public transportation shortcomings topped the agenda when MassINC brought its traveling forum to North Shore Community College Thursday. “The transportation system doesn’t work for the people who need it most and the only way to fix it is to […]
By Stephen Miller | StreetsBlog.org | February 27, 2013 As New Yorkers wait to find out if Governor Cuomo is even thinking about finding someone to chair the MTA, his lack of attention to transit stands in stark contrast to another northeastern governor – one who in the past six months not only named a new transit […]
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 […]