Tag: MBTA

  • Badly Needed T Renovations Bogged Down by Backlog

    If the MBTA, Greater Boston’s public transit system, shut down for a year, the state would lose $11.4 billion. That amount would come from residents’ time lost travelling, their effort spent maintaining a car, and a rise in the number of injuries and fatalities. Yet the Massachusetts state budget only devoted $2.4 billion to transportation […]

  • Solving for Space and Time: Ending homelessness by fixing the DTA and MBTA

    Solving for Space and Time: Ending homelessness by fixing the DTA and MBTA

    Photo: Shinya Suzuki What does improving the food system and reducing vehicle traffic and air pollution (especially in urban areas) have to do with ending homelessness worldwide? Everything. Well then, how can Massachusetts lead the rest of the world in doing this? Massachusetts could first humanize the management system used by the Department of Transitional […]

  • Go Boston 2030 seeks public input on city’s transportation future

    Go Boston 2030 seeks public input on city’s transportation future

    Photo: Shinya Suzuki Go Boston 2030, an initiative that aims to redesign the way Bostonians get around the city and through its borders, has released the short list of potential projects and policies that would impact walking, biking, driving and taking public transit in the greater Boston area. The initiative has continually sought public feedback […]

  • Fare Increase… Again?

    Fare Increase… Again?

    It’s been a while since I’ve spoken ill of the MBTA. In fact I haven’t spoke about them at all, mainly because there’s been little to talk about, at least with me. After all, given the heat they took last winter, what could I possibly add to that? But, as we all know, it’s only […]