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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.
Riders Are Skeptical That This Election Will Make Much Difference at the TBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Among the riders we met at downtown subway stations and bus stops on Monday afternoon, it was hard to find anyone for whom transit service would be a major issue at the polls.
Boston Plans for More Sidewalk Plows, Expanded Sidewalk Snow-Clearing ProgramBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
The City of Boston will make last year’s sidewalk snow clearing pilot program into a permanent part of its winter operations, and plans to have more plow equipment out clearing curb ramps, crosswalks, and sidewalks this winter.
Data: Uber and Lyft Drivers Involved in 1,000+ Crashes in Boston Last YearBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Uber and Lyft drivers were involved in 1,098 crashes in the city of Boston last year — roughly one-quarter of all motor vehicle collisions in the city.
Mayor Wu Plans Announcement on Boston’s Bike NetworkBy Christian MilNeil | | No Comments
Mayor Michelle Wu’s press schedule for Tuesday includes “a press conference on Boston’s bike network and street safety at the Tobin Community Center” in Roxbury, according to the Mayor’s press office.