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Transportation World In Crisis?

If you’ve heard a lot about the federal government’s new two-year transportation funding program but aren’t sure what it means for Massachusetts, Transportation for America is here to translate this significant bill into Bay State terms. T4A Director James Corless visited the State House today to outline what the $105 billion re-authorization bill means for […]

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What do half a million bike-share trips look like to YOU?

Calling all data geeks, designers, students, and bike-share lovers! Get started on your entry in the first-ever Hubway Visualization Contest, co-sponsored by MAPC and Hubway. For the first time, Hubway’s complete trip history data is being made public, and we want to see what you can make out of it. Entries can be visualizations, animations, […]

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Make your voice heard on our state’s transportation future!

The threat of increased fares and cuts in service for the MBTA was enough to mobilize people across the state who come out in droves earlier this year and voiced their concerns for the future of our public transportation system. Unfortunately, balancing the T’s budget was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes […]

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Running down a dream: MA Mayors rally for transportation reform

On Monday, June 11–just weeks before the July 1 deadline for MBTA fare hikes and service cuts–mayors from across the state gathered at South Station to show their support for working together and finding a solution for the state’s transportation finance troubles. Watch our video of highlights from speakers at the Metro Mayors Transportation Summit […]

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Hubway in Boston – A big success!

Originally posted by Lisa Jacobsen on YPT Voice, the Young Professionals in Transportation blog.  Hubway, Boston’s almost one-year old bikeshare program, is all the buzz in Boston. Only 10 weeks after its launch last summer, it only took 10 weeks to hit 100,000 rides – and as of now – a quarter million rides. With 40 more […]

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Our trailmap, your trailmap

Part of our work to support healthier transportation modes is to collect and publish information about walking and cycling facilities (paths, bike lanes, cycle tracks, Hubway stations, etc.) in our region. This year MAPC released the second update of the Greater Boston Cycling and Walking trailmap, available for free in print and online at trailmap.mapc.org. The […]

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Walk This Way: Tips for pedestrian etiquette

These days the streets of Boston (and most metropolitan areas) are full of pedestrians connected to smartphones –following the latest news, music, emails, or Facebook post–while tuning out their surroundings. This contributes to the common occurrence of pedestrians walking into stationary objects (i.e. street lamps, kiosks, other people). This actually prompted the British government to create […]

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Fix the T Calculator: Tell us how YOU would fill the MBTA’s budget gap

How should the MBTA fill next year’s $161 million budget gap? You tell us! MAPC just launched our online MBTA Budget Calculator. This tool allows you to mix and match different elements from the MBTA’s own proposals to fill the budget gap, along with additional revenue and savings options proposed by the MBTA Advisory Board […]

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Charlie's Corner: Federal smart growth legislation roundup

February was another key month for the transportation reauthorization, with quite a bit of activity packed into its 29 days. However, not all of this action brought us closer to a bill. As we stand now, a Senate bill is on the move with floor action expected to begin tomorrow, but the House bill has […]

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MBTA's fiscal crisis hinders economic growth and harms the evironment

Originally posted on BostInno The MBTA is facing a fiscal crisis today, but the resolution to that crisis will have repercussions for many years. Drastic service cuts and fare increases will not only burden today’s commuters and travelers; they will also impede economic growth and damage the region’s environment for decades to come. The challenges […]

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