Stephanie Pollack says “someone else’s car” as a mode of transportation is not recognized by U.S. transportation planners. Informal systems such as these need to be recognized as they have implications both here and abroad.
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, […]
Third time a charm for transportation plan?
Senate measure seeks compromise between House and Patrick
CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013
AFTER DAYS OF POSTURING from both sides, Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders may finally huddle mid-field to agree on a smaller transportation finance plan that whittles down operating gaps at MassDOT and the MBTA and provides some funding for capital investments, but holds the line on sizable tax increases.
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 […]