September 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
When more people start looking to buy a home in downtown areas, developers start to build condos. Boston provides the latest case study of this market tendency.
September 8, 2016, 6am PDT
A decision to privatize the employment of drivers and maintenance workers, especially for the system's buses, could lead to a wave of layoffs.
September 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
Books! Maps! Data! Renderings! What more could you want from one week?
September 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Tactical urbanism is getting a high-profile test run in Boston.
August 29, 2016, 8am PDT
What better way to prepare for the city of Boston's first comprehensive planning process in over 50 years that a list of some of the best books on the subject of planning?
August 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
Amtrak will replace, rather than overhaul, aging Acela trains with new, 186-mph trains from French manufacturer, Alstom, though they won't exceed 160 mph. The agreement was announced Friday by VP Joe Biden at Biden Station, Wilmington, Del.
August 26, 2016, 6am PDT
Finally by the state of Massachusetts to set its own speed limits, Boston moved quickly to reduce to reduce its default speed limit to 25 mph.
August 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Two planning researchers, one a professor at Tufts and another independent, make the case against apps as a panacea for urban problems.
July 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
July 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.
Hartford Business Journal
July 13, 2016, 9am PDT
A proposed expansion project is intended to expand passenger rail capacity around the Boston area.
July 11, 2016, 11am PDT
Denver's transit agency is running very similar Hyundai Rotem EMUs on their new A Line to the airport. The car shells are imported from South Korea and assembled in the same Philadelphia plant as SEPTA's problem-plagued Silverliner V cars.
June 17, 2016, 9am PDT
A data-sharing partnership announced in January 2015 has so far produced underwhelming results.
June 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe casts doubt on the idea that large amounts of new housing in Boston will be able to reduce already high housing prices in the city.
June 2, 2016, 7am PDT
A program in Boston to "enliven and strengthen" the arts and creativity in the city's diverse neighborhoods employed artists to seek out and define how people interact with art in their community.
May 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?
May 27, 2016, 10am PDT
With so much attention placed on the woes facing D.C. Metro, it's important to recognize that it is hardly the only subway facing critical infrastructure investment needs.
May 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The "Raining Poetry" art installation hides poetry in plain sight—the words of poets like Langston Hughes are stenciled on sidewalks around Boston and only revealed when water is added.
May 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
The relief that renters have been seeking might finally be on the way, if several market indicators are to be believed. If and when rent does fall, supply might have finally caught up with demand.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.