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.

LPP PhD Alumnus Joins Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh’s Transportation & Infrastructure Transition Committee

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LPP PhD alumnus, Professor Joseph Giglio, announced his decision to accept Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh’s invitation to join his Transportation and Infrastructure transition working group.

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.

Broadside: Mass. Gov.’s transportation plan

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NECN.com | January 23, 2013

(NECN) – Wednesday morning’s Green Line fire wasn’t just an inconvenience for MBTA riders – it was also an opportunity for Mass. Governor Deval Patrick to make a point about his new budget.

The budget includes more than $1 billion in new transportation spending, some of which would be used to upgrade the antiquated MBTA system.

The Governor’s transportation plan comes at an average cost of $1 billion more a year in taxes and fees. It includes big-ticket projects, such as a $1.8 billion commuter rail extension to Fall River and New Bedford known as the South Coast Rail.

James Stergios and Stephanie Pollack have been combing through the Governor’s transportation plan with professional eyes.

Stergios is the executive director of the Pioneer Institute, and Pollack is the associate director at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, which is part of the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition. Read More

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