Transportation

Boston to boom, west and Cape shrink by 2040

Boston to boom, west and Cape shrink by 2040

Population projections will have big impact on where transportation money goes

THE STATE IS to grow by more than 13 percent by the year 2040 but much of that increase will balloon in and around Boston, with households shrinking and the overall population aging, according to data presented to state transportation officials Monday. The data was part of new models researchers are using to gauge where(...)

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Dukakis, Weld make last push for rail link

Dukakis, Weld make last push for rail link

Former governors say state cost estimate for North-South tunnel ‘preposterous,’ urge reconsideration

FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNORS Michael Dukakis and William Weld made one more push for state officials to revisit their $12 billion cost estimates for a connector tunnel between South and North stations and reassess the feasibility of digging under Boston streets once again without the fear of repeating Big Dig history. “This study is preposterous,” Dukakis(...)

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TransitMatters co-founder leaving for Keolis

TransitMatters co-founder leaving for Keolis

As Ebuña leaves, group looking for a COO

MARC EBUÑA, the co-founder and president of TransitMatters, is leaving the transportation advocacy group to take what he described as an entry level job at Keolis Commuter Services, which operates commuter rail for the MBTA. Ebuña, who disclosed his departure while asking a question at a forum on commuter rail Wednesday night, said he starts(...)

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Another data-point on the rise of ride-hailing apps

Another data-point on the rise of ride-hailing apps

Uber, Lyft providing 91,000 rides a day in Seattle

Most transportation analysts are convinced Uber and Lyft are transforming the way people get around in the United States, but there’s been relatively little hard data. New York City for years has required the ride-hailing apps to disclose how many drivers are working for them and how many trips they provide. Massachusetts earlier this year(...)

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Harvard-Alewife bus shuttles can be run better

Harvard-Alewife bus shuttles can be run better

Instead of one long route, MBTA should run two

THE MBTA tweeted recently that it will once again be conducting track work on the Red Line between Alewife and Harvard on weekends, closing the route during that time and running substitute shuttle bus service on weekends between November 10 and December 2. Such work is important to keep the system functional and resilient, and some(...)

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T notes: Bus lane cutting commute in Arlington

T notes: Bus lane cutting commute in Arlington

Manager put in charge of Green Line transformation

EXPERIMENTS WITH DEDICATED bus lanes on congested roadways appear to be yielding similar results – shorter travel times for buses carrying commuters to work. Jeffrey Gonneville, the deputy general manager of the MBTA, told the agency’s oversight board on Monday that buses traveling on a dedicated bus and bicycle lane on a fairly short stretch(...)

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The Codcast: Making getting to Logan easier

Massport is developing a number of initiatives to improve the experience of getting to and from Logan International Airport while simultaneously reducing congestion. The authority’s focus on congestion is understandable. At most airports, as many as a third of the passengers fly in, transfer to another plane, and fly out. At Logan, the 40 million(...)

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Glynn focused on making getting to Logan easier

Glynn focused on making getting to Logan easier

Remote check-in at Logan Express facilities one initiative

MASSPORT IS DEVELOPING a number of initiatives to improve the experience of getting to and from Logan International Airport while simultaneously reducing congestion. The authority’s focus on congestion is understandable. At most airports, as many as a third of the passengers fly in, transfer to another plane, and fly out. At Logan, the 40 million(...)

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Gonzalez’s ‘secret’ MBTA document

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez released what he called “a secret state document” just prior to Thursday night’s debate with Gov. Charlie Baker that he said raises questions about the MBTA’s ability to bring its equipment into a state of good repair in 15 years and its long-term spending plans. The document – a June 2017 report(...)

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