Massachusetts

4 days ago
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is undertaking a series of videos asking for polite and courteous behavior from riders.
The Boston Globe
6 days ago
Legislation on the verge of approval in Massachusetts would enact a linkage fee, in effect, that would generate revenue for funding affordable housing.
Governing
July 28, 2018, 11am PDT
Trump’s tariffs on steel and other building materials are driving up building costs slowing development and pushing up rents.
The Boston Globe
July 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.
The Boston Globe
July 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
In smaller towns in the greater Boston area, communities are offering bike share that crosses town borders.
The Boston Globe
July 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Planners and officials in Boston are gathering feedback from the community as an initial step in the recently announced planning and zoning process for East Boston.
The Bay State Banner
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
July 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 72-year-old trolley system is beloved by local riders, but difficult to maintain.
Boston Globe
June 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The failed "Fair Share Amendment" would have taxed the wealthy to pay for transportation and education.
WBUR
June 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
Streetsblog USA
June 12, 2018, 10am PDT
This could be a sign of a deepening, but already inextricable, link between planning and the field of computer science.
MIT News
June 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The Boston Planning & Development Agency will hire consultants to craft a vision for its rapidly changing downtown.
The Boston Globe
May 22, 2018, 9am PDT
A cadre of rich Nantucket homeowners block a project approved by the city to house seasonal workers.
The Boston Globe
May 20, 2018, 7am PDT
Private dockless bikeshare companies are encroaching on territory controlled by public, docked bikeshare companies.
The Boston Globe
May 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
U.S. PIRG wants states to use funding from multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlements to convert the nation's school bus fleet, 95% of which is diesel-powered, to zero-emission buses to reduce children's exposure to toxic air pollution.
U.S. Pirg
May 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thinks short-term rental companies like Airbnb are having a negative effect on the city's housing market, and he'll walk a fine line to regulate the industry.
The Boston Globe
May 10, 2018, 6am PDT
It's still early in the planning process, but an Automated People Mover could eventually replace buses and shuttles as the airport connection of choice for Logan International Airport.
The Boston Globe
May 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The Boston Planning & Development Agency released a powerful new map of the entire city—complete with layers like shadows, flood plains, and zoning districts—to the public.
The Boston Globe
April 24, 2018, 11am PDT
MassDOT has a $1 billion opportunity to redesign the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) through Allston. One columnist says it's a rare second chance to correct one of history's mistakes along the Charles River.
The Boston Globe
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed