Boston Bus

Free Transit Is Not a Silver Bullet

Cities around the country are embracing free fares to lure riders back to public transit, but the ridership recovery continues to sputter.

June 19, 2022 - Politico

Allston Interchange

$1.2 Billion in Federal Funding Sought for Boston-Area Road Project

The city of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation have applied to a $5 billion federal grant program aimed at ‘unusually large and complex projects.’

May 31, 2022 - Streetsblog Mass

A map showing the route of a light rail transit line from Boston up through Somerville and Medford.

Long Awaited Green Line Extension Opens Today North of Boston

The Green Line Extension project, in the works for decades, is now providing rail transit service from Boston north into Somerville.

March 21, 2022 -


Boston Aims for Fare-Free Transit

The city's new mayor wants to see fare-free transit funded as a public good throughout the Boston region.

March 16, 2022 - The Washington Post

A historoci image of West End Boston, cleared completely of buildings to make way for a massive urban renewal program that would include the city's present-day City Hall.

Boston's New Mayor Wants to End Old Urban Renewal Districts

Michelle Wu, Boston's new mayor, is ready to finally end the government powers that displaced communities in the mid-20th century.

March 15, 2022 - The Boston Globe

MBTA Green Line

New Transit Oriented Zoning Criteria Proposed for Massachusetts

More details on the state of Massachusetts' game changing "Housing Choice" program are now available.

January 13, 2022 - Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Boston houses

How One of Boston's Top Evictors Changed Its Ways

A major for-profit affordable housing provider hasn't evicted a single tenant since early 2020. How did the company do it, and can its method be a model for other developers?

December 10, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Boston transit station

Boston Mayor Proposes Fare-Free Transit

The pro-transit mayor of Boston is proposing fare-free transit on some of the city's most heavily used bus routes.

November 26, 2021 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

Michelle Wu campaigning for Mayor of Boston

Boston's New Bus-Riding Mayor Could Make a Real Impact on Climate Change Goals

Recently elected Boston mayor Michelle Wu, a bus rider herself, has the potential to be 'America's first actual climate mayor.'

November 9, 2021 - Curbed

Bunker Hill, Charlestown

Boston City Council Approves Maximum Parking Ratios

An innovative set of zoning reforms have two more approvals left to become law.

November 1, 2021 - Streetsblog Mass

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International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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