Ari Ofsevit

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About Ari Ofsevit

Ari Ofsevit is a transportation planner with the Charles River TMA in Cambridge, which runs the EZRide Shuttle. He has won hackathons examining data from Hubway, late night MBTA service, and MassDOT real time highway traffic.

About Ari Ofsevit

Ari Ofsevit is a transportation planner with the Charles River TMA in Cambridge, which runs the EZRide Shuttle. He has won hackathons examining data from Hubway, late night MBTA service, and MassDOT real time highway traffic.

Stories by Ari Ofsevit

Dear Gov. Raimondo: Express trains wrong ask

Dear Gov. Raimondo: Express trains wrong ask

Let’s improve existing service and help all passengers

DEAR GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO: We read with interest your call for express rail service from Providence to Boston. You are spot-on in thinking that improved rail connections regionally will be beneficial to the people, the economies, and the environments of our respective states. But rather than single express trains serving a few commuters, we respectfully(...)

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Take long view, build N-S Rail Link

Take long view, build N-S Rail Link

Don’t throw good money after bad S. Station expansion

DESPITE THE SORRY STATE of Greater Boston’s commuter rail system, it manages to function well enough to carry nearly half of the city’s suburban commuters to jobs and other destinations. This is less a testament to the efficiency of the rail network and more a reflection of the hours-long gridlock on the highway network every(...)

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Our plan for late-night MBTA service

Our plan for late-night MBTA service

Utilizing existing buses, T would run all night, every night

WE BELIEVE THERE is an affordable pathway toward establishment of a robust late-night transit service on the MBTA, building on the T’s existing early morning bus service. Our plan would not just offer service on Friday and Saturday nights, as the recently canceled late-night experiment did, but instead offer service all night, every night, and be geared primarily toward getting people to their late-night(...)

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DiCara is wrong about Boston buses

DiCara is wrong about Boston buses

Don't ban them, let's find ways to help them work better

IN A RECENT  CommonWealth piece, Larry DiCara decried the routing of MBTA buses through downtown Boston, which he said was clogging its already congested streets. If you look at downtown Boston at rush hour, you’ll see a lot of congestion. Pedestrians zigzag across intersections. Bicyclists pedal along shoulders, or, when they’re lucky enough, in a(...)

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