Broadway Bridge to close for a year due to Green Line Extension, local residents raise concerns

The Broadway Bridge at Ball Square will be closed for a year due to the Green Line Extension (GLX) project beginning March 22. The closure is expected to affect the traffic around the university and the surrounding communities. During a public meeting held at Medford City Hall on March 6, some attendees raised concerns around issues […]


Out on the Town: Providence

Living in Greater Boston has presented us with a unique opportunity: We can use public transport to cross state lines. Specifically, it is possible, and surprisingly simple, to travel to Providence, R.I. using the commuter rail. If you’re like me, that’s a reason to go in and of itself. If you need more reasons to […]


Community meeting addresses developments in Cummings building project

Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell and other faculty and administrators led a community update in Alumnae Hall on Wednesday morning to discuss the academic building planned for the corner of Boston Avenue and College Avenue between Halligan Hall and the new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line station. University President Anthony Monaco announced the […]


R.E.A.L. Talk: How did we get here?

Most R.E.A.L. students, like me, are commuters. As commuter students, there are advantages and disadvantages. I can step away from college life for a period. I have my independence and my privacy. I can come home when I want, and I don’t have to worry about my leftovers being eaten when I’m gone. Most of […]


Mass. gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez describes platform in Tufts Democrats event

Jay Gonzalez, a former Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance running for governor as a Democrat, shared his vision for state leadership and criticized Governor Charlie Baker’s record at a Tufts Democrats-sponsored event last night. Addressing about 25 students and community members, Gonzalez argued that Massachusetts can lead the country in progressive reform, claiming that Baker’s approach to governing […]


As Green Line Extension moves forward, locals hope for expansion into Medford

The Green Line Extension (GLX), a long-awaited plan to provide light rail service to previously unserved areas of Medford and Somerville, is on track for completion by December 2021, according to the project’s website. Progress on the GLX follows the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)’s selection of a new contractor and an infusion of federal funding. The project will extend Massachusetts […]


Plans for College Avenue academic building to move forward

A new academic building will be built on College Avenue in collaboration with the mayor of Medford, city officials and Medford residents, according to Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. Construction for the new building is planned to begin in June of 2018 with a completion goal of September 2020, DiRico said. “Tufts University is planning to build an academic building to […]


Tufts expands discounted MBTA pass program

Tufts students can purchase discounted Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes, according to an email sent by Tufts Student Services on June 26 informing them that the passes were available to order for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. While the program was available in the past, developing its latest version has taken over a year, and this was […]


BostonBRT aims to transform bus travel in Greater Boston

The bus might not be Boston commuters’ first choice for transit, but future plans for dedicated travel lanes, off-board fare collection and priority at traffic signals might change that. Bus rapid transit (BRT), incorporating those features and more, is a system that according to some transportation planners, could offer subway-level performance for a fraction of the cost. BostonBRT, […]


Federal government approves new cost estimate for Green Line Extension

The Green Line Extension (GLX)’s updated cost estimate was recently approved by the federal government. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Lisa Battiston expressed enthusiasm for the future of the project, which will bring the Green Line into Somerville and Medford, including a stop adjacent to the Tufts campus on College Ave. “The Administration, MassDOT […]


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