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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

In the years since the Great Recession, a torrent of cheap and easy credit has washed over car showrooms and used car lots. Many have...

Feb 15, 2018 Blog Post

Car companies have been incredibly successful using marketing techniques that sell an ideal, and transit agencies should learn from their example. After all, they...

Jan 22, 2018 Blog Post

The technical challenge of making transit work better – while essential – pales in significance to the adaptive challenge of building cities and a transportation...

May 5, 2017 Blog Post

The main hurdle inhibiting not only public transportation but also relatively low-cost solutions such as bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure is not one of cost or...

Jan 4, 2017 Blog Post

Amtrak’s loan backlash shows that a certain transportation funding argument is alive and well – and it’s one we’ve been refuting for a long time....

Sep 1, 2016 Blog Post

Can the small-scale financial and social benefits that are out there for drivers be applied more equitably to also benefit transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists?...

Mar 4, 2016 Blog Post

This weekend, for my son’s birthday party, we invited a handful of his friends to meet us in downtown Santa Rosa for a movie and...

Feb 1, 2016 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

The political viability of the nation’s current model of transportation policy – which ties revenue for and spending on highways to gas taxes – is...

Jul 8, 2015 Blog Post

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