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They’ve Been Warned: Attorney General Says Suburbs ‘Must Comply’ With Transit-Oriented Housing LawBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The Massachusetts Attorney General is warning cities and towns across eastern Massachusetts that they “must comply” with the state’s new law and legalize multifamily housing near MBTA bus routes and rail stations.
Legislation Aims to Take the Measure of Traffic Impacts From App-Based Delivery ServicesBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Because app-based food delivery services operate with very little oversight in Massachusetts, it’s difficult to estimate the scale of their impact.
In 2022, Boston Planners Once Again Approved More Parking Spaces Than HomesBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
In spite of the city's pressing housing shortage and ambitious climate goals, which call for fewer cars on Boston's streets, project approvals for 2022 include more parking and less housing compared to 2021.
City of Springfield Wins $15 Million to Improve Street Safety CitywideBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
"Safe Streets and Roads for All unlocks federal dollars to fund some of the most effective safety interventions on streets – small-scale investments deployed at scale – that were previously inaccessible to communities without strong local funding sources."
Gov. Healey’s Job #1 for the T: Better Union ContractsBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
One of the MBTA’s challenges has been the severe shortage of workers to keep its sprawling, aging system running. Will a new governor fix that?
Bus Driver Shortage Is Getting Even WorseBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
After a year of intensified recruiting efforts, nearly one in four bus operator positions at the MTBA remains unfilled.
2022 Was Another Record-Breaking Year For Bloodshed on Massachusetts RoadwaysBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
In addition to hundreds of crashes that ended peoples' lives, MassDOT's crash database also records 2,361 crashes that caused serious injuries, plus 16,307 crashes that caused less serious injuries to their victims, during 2022.
Our 10 Most-Read Stories of 2022By Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Our ten most-read stories of 2022 weren't necessarily the biggest transportation news stories in Massachusetts this year (those would probably be either the T's unprecedented Orange Line shutdown or the agency's safety management crisis), but they were the stories that managed to capture readers' attention beyond the borders of the Commonwealth.
New Road Safety Law Stalled (Again) in the State HouseBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
A roadway safety bill with near-unanimous support from lawmakers is at risk of dying in the New Year because House and Senate leaders have not allowed a final vote on the bill.
MassDOT Is Demolishing a Highway to Give Fall River Its Waterfront BackBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
MassDOT’s aptly named “Route 79 Improvements Project” will improve Route 79 – a four-lane elevated expressway – by demolishing it and rerouting traffic onto existing surface streets. Those surface streets will also get upgraded sidewalks, shared-use pathways, and crosswalks.
Mass. Voters Approve Tax Hike on High-Income Earners to Fund Education and TransportationBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Voters approve a higher income tax rate on high-income earners that could generate about $2 billion a year in additional revenue for education and transportation programs.
Election Day: How to Vote, What We’re WatchingBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Today is Election Day in Massachusetts, when Massachusetts voters will pick a new Governor, their representatives in the State House (and in Washington), and four statewide referendums.