The novel coronavirus has so many people sticking close to home that it has highlighted the potential for real change when it comes to transportation. What’d you think will happen?
The Blue Line to Lynn, climate-change protections, a direct North Station-South Station link—these and other possibilities should be on the region’s wish list if a coronavirus-related infrastructure initiative bears fruit in D.C.
If you need a distraction, here’s some choice writing from us about our glorious region.
The 1201 River Street project would include 48 condos near two commuter rail stations. Its developer describes it as "workforce housing."
Never forget that the high rents and prices in Boston and its surrounding region contribute mightily to their worst-in-the-nation congestion. How best to break the logjam?
Bay Village’s 132 Arlington Street has traded for $9.25 million to a well-known Boston developer—but it’s going to stay a parking lot for a bit longer.
The expansion of the Boston region’s dominant bike-share system might roll out as soon as this spring, but there are funding challenges.
The San Francisco outfit says it will instead double down on e-scooters. It’s at least the fourth bike-share system in Greater Boston to cease operations.
Dockless operations have been hit particularly hard since early 2018—despite the obvious popularity of bike-shares in general.
Station closures along the Green Line and new bus routes are among alterations riders won’t be able to miss this year.
That would likely ease the region’s notoriously congested roadways—but there are catches.
It’ll be 2025 by then, and the city will likely have taken even more monumental steps to alter its relationship with cars.
Transit-oriented development, regional cooperation, the repurposing of parking lots—it wouldn’t be bad for the housing-starved region if these and other trends rolled on.
Drivers can spend nearly $10,000 a year commuting. It’s probably the housing costs, but it’s so much more.
Uber, bike-shares, extended Green and Silver lines, a bigger Logan, and more—transit sure has changed since 2010.
A new analysis spells out the rise this past year in rents in larger buildings near South Station, North Station, Back Bay Station, and elsewhere.
Or if you don’t want to own one—it is possible.
There are too many cars anyway at New England’s busiest transportation hub.
New data suggests that e-bike users in the Boston area are hopping on the vehicles for entire commutes—and not necessarily to cover the last bits before mass transit stops.
How much better things might be if North and South stations had been directly linked, or Logan Airport built farther from downtown—alas!
Micromobility firm Lime is using the results of a recent survey regarding its Brookline pilot program to fuel its push for more electric battery-powered scooters in the region.