Bridge the Gap: Transportation Finance 101

When it comes to transportation infrastructure, Massachusetts–and in particular, the Boston region–is far from progressive. Yes, the T is underfunded, perhaps partly because of a persistent stigma against public transportation in America, and its connection with race, class and suburbanization. And yes, the T operates America’s oldest public transportation network, and newer systems do not have as many […]


Overbudgeted Green Line Extension remains a vital project

This article is the second of two parts. Read the first part here.  Ask any Boston resident to name a massively expensive transportation project, and they’ll probably tell you about the Big Dig. That project, known officially as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (CA/T), is ultimately costing the commonwealth $22 billion: costs ballooned to $15 billion as construction peaked and an […]


Green Line Extension project under review until May, Somerville may be asked to pitch in

This article is the first of two parts.  The MBTA’s proposed Green Line Extension project (GLX), which would string light rail from a rebuilt Lechmere station up through six new stops in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford – terminating at Tufts, at a stop behind Dowling hall – is still being reconsidered in the wake of […]


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