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On July 1, Boston’s public transportation agency, the MBTA, instituted a 6% fare increase. While the hike had been approved back in March, two crippling...

Aug 21, 2019 Blog Post

What is needed now is not a conversation about setting goals for the T, but rather a conversation about the Commonwealth’s goals for its future...

Nov 8, 2017 Blog Post

While Boston continued to add jobs in 2016, the number of people reporting that they took transit to jobs in the city actually declined for...

Sep 22, 2017 Blog Post

The problem is that we often provide interpretations on the basis of “best available data” that is either of sketchy provenance or subject to significant...

Mar 22, 2017 Blog Post

Massachusetts continues to experience a slow slide in car commuting, and an increase in the importance of transit and active transportation – driven in part...

Sep 15, 2016 Blog Post

Over the last decade and a half, one major source of T revenue has actually grown at a faster rate than operating expenses: transit fares....

Feb 3, 2016 Blog Post

The number of transit trips taken in the Boston area increased by 11 percent between 2008 and 2014 – faster than that of any of...

Jan 18, 2016 Blog Post

In public policy, as in much of life, garbage in tends to lead to garbage out.

Dec 17, 2015 Blog Post

At a time when demand for transit in Boston is booming, we need to focus on approaches that are more likely to set off a...

Dec 7, 2015 Blog Post

Of all the possible reasons not to prioritize the North-South Rail Link, the notion that “there’s no money” is the least compelling.

Aug 20, 2015 Blog Post

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