December 29, 2014, 7am PST
The state of Massachusetts has set a goal to establish 10,000 apartments and condos a year, but what will it take to deliver on that ambitious agenda, especially after the state's new political leadership takes over?
December 26, 2014, 1pm PST
The Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston—a 100-year-old swing bridge used by pedestrians and cyclists—was closed abruptly due to structural defects.
December 23, 2014, 8am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is testing an app that will help the blind navigate Arlington Station in early 2015. The app will eventually be free to use throughout the system.
December 12, 2014, 10am PST
While there may never be a good time to increase the federal gas tax, the same is not true when it comes to state gas taxes—perhaps because governors can't transfer billions of dollars from general funds to pay for roads. Lower gas prices helps.
December 10, 2014, 5am PST
A recent study measured average prices (both peak and off-peak) of 60,000 properties in 150 cities. New York City showed a surprising distinction in hotel and Airbnb rates.
Wall Street Journal - Digits
December 5, 2014, 1pm PST
A PBS Newshour economic correspondent visits the sites of former malls in Ohio and Massachusetts, some successfully repurposed, others in construction, and one in decay, speaking with economic experts along the way about the future of the mall.
December 5, 2014, 12pm PST
Massachusetts is funding a placemaking initiative to renew its old industrial gateway cities. Available funds are only $16 million, but there's a plan to make the money go a long way.
November 23, 2014, 6am PST
Gov. Scott Walker's transportation secretary is proposing a four-part tax, fee, and transfer plan to raise $750 million over the next two years. It would lower the gas tax while adding a wholesale sales tax and charge EVs and hybrids an annual fee.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 18, 2014, 2pm PST
The New England Revolution Major League Soccer team would like to leave the cavernous and distant Gillette Stadium, also home to the New England Patriots. Is a location in South Boston, also central to a potential Olympic bid, the best fit?
November 12, 2014, 5am PST
A recent article reveals the inconspicuous nature of the city—an ecosystem, "pipes and all."
November 7, 2014, 9am PST
The rollback of gas tax indexing is projected to lose $1 billion for the Bay State over the next decade. Initiative proponents claim that the legislature can increase the gas tax anytime, though last year's tax increase was the first since 1991.
November 6, 2014, 5am PST
We've covered a wide variety of ballot measures that appeared on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. While the media has focused greatly on Congressional and gubernatorial outcomes, we'll look at the results of the state and local measures we've covered here.
November 2, 2014, 5am PST
Massachusetts voters will decide on Question 1 on Tuesday—an initiative petition to eliminate the automatic, annual indexing of its 26.5-cent gasoline excise tax to inflation, implemented with a three-cent gas tax increase last year.
October 27, 2014, 8am PDT
Electric cars are expected to play a key role in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the country's transportation system. Recent trends around the country indicate increasing adoption of the technology.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
October 23, 2014, 5am PDT
After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
October 13, 2014, 11am PDT
The Boston Globe crunched the numbers in a recent Massachusetts Department of Transportation report.
October 8, 2014, 2pm PDT
A new app out of MIT provides property owners with detailed information about the solar potential of their roofs. The app is currently at work in five cities.
October 2, 2014, 9am PDT
The latest example of a coastal city designing urban resilience as both amenity and infrastructure—a plan to build Venice-style canals in Boston.
September 30, 2014, 1pm PDT
A reborn plan to raze the Winthrop Square parking garage and replace it with the tallest building in Boston will provide a test for new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
September 19, 2014, 1pm PDT
Anthony Flint cites the example of Boston's new adult playground to ask the question: "Should we let more urban design emerge organically?"