A city-​​run bus system? Parking meter prices that fluc­tuate by the hour?

They may sound far-​​fetched, but those are some of the rec­om­men­da­tions that have landed on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s desk.

Without fan­fare, Walsh’s trans­porta­tion tran­si­tion team released a report ear­lier this month on how to improve the city’s trans­porta­tion system. Most of the con­clu­sions were unsur­prising: encourage more people to bike, walk, and take transit; con­tinue Hubway; crack down on double-​​parking. And there were lots of wonky policy rec­om­men­da­tions, such as “estab­lish culturally-​​sensitive and lin­guis­ti­cally appro­priate mech­a­nisms for account­ability and public engage­ment in deci­sion making” and “create and appoint a trans­porta­tion advi­sory committee.”

But sprin­kled throughout the 21-​​page report — com­piled by a host of trans­porta­tion advo­cacy groups chosen by Walsh’s staff, along with a former state trans­porta­tion sec­re­tary and the cur­rent heads of the MBTA and the Reg­istry of Motor Vehi­cles — there are some pretty uncon­ven­tional ideas that could ruffle a few feathers.

Read the article at The Boston Globe →