"The T is also one of the economic engines of the Commonwealth. It has helped to revitalize neighborhoods with new jobs, housing, and parks."- Marc Draisen
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Director Marc Draisen in a newspaper editorial today said the future of smart growth in metro Boston "depends more on one institution than on any other: a healthy, stable, and growing transit system."
Read the op-ed.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council today unveiled "MetroFuture", a new plan for "smart growth" development and preservation in Greater Boston. The plan was based on input from thousands of residents and regional leaders.
Learn more about Metrofuture here.
South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set posted on Aug 23
MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set
MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling posted on Aug 22
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors acted today to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts …Continue Reading MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling
Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time posted on Aug 22
MassDOT and its contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), are combining Stages 4 and 6 of Longfellow Bridge Project construction in August 2016 to complete the project sooner. MassDOT began the multimodal shifts to accommodate the combined stages following relocation of the Red Line trains in mid-July. All …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time