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Urban heat islands are a health risk for vulnerable populations, cause people to run air conditioners more (driving up electricity bills and global warming pollution),...

Apr 24, 2015 Blog Post

Before we decide to raise, or not raise, the MBTA’s fares, it is important that we understand how much we have already raised them.

Apr 21, 2015 Blog Post

When compared fairly and accurately on most measures, the MBTA often falls in the middle of the pack among U.S. transit agencies. It neither excels...

Apr 7, 2015 Blog Post

If one is going to claim that a transit agency is the fastest-growing in the nation, one must look at the entire system it operates,...

Mar 24, 2015 Blog Post

When one makes fair, apples-to-apples comparisons of the MBTA’s service growth and spending patterns with those of other large transit agencies, the T appears to...

Mar 18, 2015 Blog Post

Shared-use mobility options have the potential to transform the United States’ transportation landscape for the better.

Mar 5, 2015 Blog Post

When one looks at other forms of rail service, the agency has not only not grown, but has been blown out of...

Mar 3, 2015 Blog Post

Rising demand on the system is the flip side of “lack of investment” in understanding this winter’s MBTApocalypse.

Feb 13, 2015 Blog Post

As cities across the country wrestle to reconcile increasing demand for transit services with budget challenges, optimizing transit service can be a key tool for...

Feb 13, 2015 Blog Post

America failed to build functioning 20th century rail and transit systems during the actual 20th century.

Feb 11, 2015 Blog Post

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