Boston/College Avenue intersection to be redesigned for pedestrian safety

The intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue will be redesigned and rebuilt over the summer to make it safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The intersection has long been seen as a problem point for the Tufts community, according to Director of Campus Planning Lois Stanley. Stanley said that in 2012, graduate students in Tufts’ urban and […]

Dual-degree students suggest improvements for SMFA shuttle service

Despite recent changes to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)/New England Conservatory (NEC) shuttle, a number of Tufts-SMFA dual-degree students feel that the shuttle service between the SMFA and the Medford/Somerville campus, which also services the NEC, still has significant room for improvement. In particular, students say that service should be more frequent […]

Green Line Extension prioritized for federal funding

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)’s Green Line Extension (GLX) is on a list of transportation and infrastructure projects prioritized by President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a document obtained by the McClatchy Washington Bureau. The GLX project would extend the MBTA’s Green Line into Somerville and Medford, including a stop adjacent to Tufts at Medford’s College […]

Private company proposes new public late-night transit program

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is expected to decide within the next two years whether it will accept a new, late-night bus proposal that was presented by the private company Bridj on Oct. 24, according to MBTA Director of Communications Joe Pesaturo. The Fiscal and Management Control Board of the MBTA has already heard the proposal […]

Today’s gamble: Casino project underway across Mystic River

Under the Massachusetts Gaming Act of 2011, the state permits the operation of one slot parlor and up to three destination resort casinos, each located in a distinct region of the state. Question 1 on today’s Massachusetts ballot, “Expand Slot Machine Gaming” initiative, seeks to add an additional slot machine in Massachusetts. Regardless of the outcome of […]

Boston Avenue shuttle adds Whole Foods, Campus Center stops to route

The Boston Avenue shuttle has expanded its route to include stops at Whole Foods Market at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway and the Mayer Campus Center this academic year. According to Tufts Fleet/Transportation Manager Andrea Breault, the Whole Foods stop was added to provide students with another accessible option for purchasing food in addition to those on campus and in Davis Square. Breault added […]

Green Line Extension revisions pave way forward, create local anxiety

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officials unveiled a revised and scaled-back version of the Green Line Extension (GLX) earlier this summer, which includes a stop at College Avenue beside Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Updates to the plan for the long-discussed addition of seven new stations to the Green Line in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford are intended to bring costs down […]

Marathon Monday

The Boston Marathon is supposed to occur only once a year. But for many in the region, it’s a marathon to get to school or work on time every single day. Boston is facing an identity crisis: is it a global city with ample night life opportunities or a New England town shutting down the MBTA before […]

TCU Senate discusses upcoming budget in last meeting of the year

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its last meeting of the academic year on Sunday night to discuss next academic year’s budgeting, project updates, approval for a project and a resolution on dependent care services. TCU President Brian Tesser, a senior, opened the meeting with an overview. Afterwards, Tesser, junior TCU Treasurer Shai Slotky and Diversity and sophomore Community Affairs (DCA) […]

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discusses policy, projects with Tufts students

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke yesterday morning at a roundtable discussion in the Rabb Room, where he answered students’ questions about transportation planning and policy. The event, hosted by Tisch College and the School of Engineering, was Foxx’s only visit to a university while in the Boston area, according to Alan Solomont, the Pamela Omidyar dean […]