Pedestrian Bridge

MassDOT Seeking Funding for Bike-Pedestrian Bridge, Bus Lanes, and Policing

The commonwealth of Massachusetts is seeking federal funding for several high-profile projects.

July 26, 2021 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

Fall Sprawl

Revised Requirements for Sidewalks and Bike Lanes at MassDOT

The new guidelines call for pedestrian and bike infrastructure as part of the design of new state-run projects.

March 29, 2021 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

Allston Interchange

Imagining Alternatives to an Enlarged I-90 Viaduct in Boston

Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to heighten and widen the Allston section of I-90 viaduct do not align with the community's desire for an environmentally friendly and pedestrian- and cycling-oriented new solution.

August 31, 2020 - CommonWealth

Protected Bike Lane

A Utility Pole in the Middle of a Raised, Painted Bike Lane: 'It's Utterly Ridiculous'

You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.

August 7, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Allston Interchange

Should This Mass Pike Viaduct Come Down?

Public opinion favors an at-grade highway, but the state is still considering retaining the elevated section in Allston.

October 5, 2018 - The Boston Globe

Boston T

Plan Released for South Station Rail and Bus Terminal Expansion in Boston

A proposed expansion project is intended to expand passenger rail capacity around the Boston area.

July 13, 2016 - Progressive Railroading

The Ridership Benefits of Infill Stations—Coming Soon to the MBTA Orange Line

Yonah Freemark writes of the value of infill stations—new transit stations built on existing lines—for increasing transit ridership. Somerville, outside of Boston, will provide the latest example when it opens a station on the Orange Line next week.

August 29, 2014 - the transport politic


MassDOT Looks to Repurpose Freeway Underpasses

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking ideas for how to create active uses among the often-blighted underbelly of freeway underpasses and other elevated structures.

August 26, 2014 - The Boston Globe

Can Somerville, Massachusetts Keep Transit Oriented Redevelopment Affordable?

With six new Green Line stations coming to Somerville, Massachusetts in the next few years, planners and political leaders are trying to find the right balance between transit oriented redevelopment and its more expensive consequences.

May 13, 2014 - Atlantic Cities

Boston transit station

Ambitious Boston Rail Expansions Planned for Next Decade

This week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced how it aims to spend $12.4 billion on road and transit projects over the next five years. Expansions of Boston's Fairmount Indigo Line and Green Line are planned.

January 10, 2014 - Boston Magazine

Never Again Will Mass. Build Superhighways Says DOT Head

At a news conference this week announcing their ambitious "mode shift" campaign, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey boldly announced that the state will "build no more superhighways," and work to get people out of their cars.

October 12, 2012 - Streetsblog D.C.

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