CommonWealth – Walsh’s legislative skills needed on transportation

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LPP alumnus Joe Giglio, who serves on Mayor Walsh’s transportation transition working group, discusses transportation legislation options such as congestion pricing.

WBUR – Snowy Commute Raises Questions, Complaints Across Boston Area

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Dukakis Center Associate Director Stephanie Pollack moderated a discussion about winter weather and transportation in Boston on WBUR.

The Boston Globe – A 21st-century bus system

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, suggests an innovative idea for better bus service in Boston.

CommonWealth Magazine – A troubling transit trend line

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Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research for the Dukakis Center, says the MBTA needs to upgrade equipment and to market to new riders if suburbanites are to choose rails over roads.

Car-free commuting push pays off in Kendall Square

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By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | July 25, 2012

Doug Taylor used to get to work the way most Americans do, driving alone. Then he switched jobs to one of the many Kendall Square companies that offer financial incentives for employees to leave their cars at home. After trying the commuter rail, the 48-year-old Medford resident soon discovered he could pocket even more by biking.

Though Taylor had not owned a bicycle since high school, he now pedals 12 miles most days, taking the T occasionally, driving rarely.

“I enjoy the freedom of doing it and the exercise,” said Taylor, associate ­director since January of an economic research group at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. “Between riding the bike and the amount of walking I’ve done to and from [the T], I’ve actually lost 12 pounds.” Read More

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