Boston

4 hours ago
A study from MIT seems to confirm that the cost of transit is depressing use of service by low-income residents, and that reduced fares help this population take the trips they currently don’t.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
2 days ago
The Boston waterfront has been booming, but the area is extremely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Measures to address those risks have come just recently.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 8, 2019, 7am PDT
Bostonians love to hate City Hall Plaza. That could change, as the city finalizes a renovation project that aims to transform the way the public sees the city's government.
The Boston Globe
June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
May 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Five cities will help the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) prove that urban streets can provide the location for a drastic shift in the carbon emissions status quo.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
May 15, 2019, 10am PDT
A new estimate of how much it will cost to repair all of the infrastructure in the MBTA system places the price tag $3 billion higher than an estimate made only four years ago.
The Boston Globe
May 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recent poll of Massachusetts voters was able to connect the realities of the housing market to the frustrations of the daily commute.
The American Prospect
April 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Questions about the variables that could significantly alter the future of transportation, and the configuration of the public realm to accommodate those futuristic forms of transportation, illustrate the potential power of scenario planning.
The Boston Globe
March 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
Boston has set the same inclusionary zoning requirements for 19 years, and after a busy 2018, the city could be set to require even more affordable housing with each new development.
The Boston Globe
March 15, 2019, 8am PDT
A new analysis of inequality looks at where people go and how they spend their time.
CityLab
March 14, 2019, 7am PDT
A Twitter account is broadcasting its findings about the mood of transit riders in Boston, in real time.
The Boston Globe
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
March 1, 2019, 6am PST
Tom Acitelli has been following the intersection of congestion pricing and transportation in Boston, particularly as at affects transit. Noting the landmark agreement on cordon pricing reached in New York on Tuesday, he asks if Boston is ready.
Curbed Boston
February 26, 2019, 5am PST
A new initiative will fund 10 new developments as the city works to increase available affordable housing.
The Boston Globe
February 24, 2019, 5am PST
The city’s original plan to decrease car ownership isn’t quite panning out, even with more alternative transportation options for residents.
The Boston Globe
February 22, 2019, 9am PST
The Boston area's Metropolitan Area Planning Council has an Artist-in-Residence Program that brings arts to the table as an integral component of the planning process.
Barr Foundation
February 5, 2019, 6am PST
The latest example of the Internet's power to make deliver data and maps to the masses, produced by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
January 31, 2019, 6am PST
"It's all about cars and houses," according to the Boston Globe.
Th Boston Globe
January 23, 2019, 2pm PST
The Democratic governor proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state-of-the-state address on Jan. 15. Nearly two years earlier, he signed a bill that prevented New York City from charging for bags as the District of Columbia and Boston do.
The New York Times
January 16, 2019, 12pm PST
The MBTA will use local and FTA monies to bring in the new vehicles which will replace older diesel and hybrid buses aging out of their usable lifespan.
The Boston Herald