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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement will cause 'hellish' 3 weeks for traffic: MassDOT

MassDOT officials are warning commuters to prepare for a “hellish three weeks” as construction on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is set to start Friday. Basically, “Stay away,’ advised Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack at a press conference on Tuesday. The...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

Hubway adding extra stations to alleviate Comm Ave construction stress

The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement project is sure to cause commuter-related headaches in the next three weeks. In an attempt to alleviate some of that stress, Hubway is launching a new app in advance of the construction congestion. This is the Boston bike-sharing program’s first app...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:01pm

Parking meter rates to rise in Harvard Square

Though no one in the Boston area actually “pahks the cah in Hahvahd yahd,” plenty of people park in Harvard Square, and that high demand is causing the price of parking meters there to rise. Beginning the week of July 24, parking meter rates across the entire city of Cambridge will...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:55am

5 Boston neighborhoods picked for 'slow streets' program

Five Boston neighborhoods have been selected to participate in the city’s Slow Streets program, an effort that will help Boston eliminate fatal and serious traffic accidents as part of its Vision Zero goal, Mayor Marty Walsh announced. The program will also serve to “improve the...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:29am

MBTA welcomes 345 new buses

The department of transportation announced on Tuesday the delivery of 345 new buses to the MBTA’s service fleet. The buses will be delivered by next month and include 156 diesel-electric hybrid buses, 175 compressed natural-gas buses and 44 sixty-foot, articulated buses (also known as...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:55pm

New York drivers spend 107 hours a year searching for parking spots: Report

Anyone who has a car in a major city knows the pain of parking – it can hit your wallet if you often get tickets, or it can cause you to spend a lot of time searching. INRIX Research, a transportation analytics company, released a report this week that looks at exactly how much parking woes...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:28pm

Uber and MetLife Stadium are teaming up

Uber and MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, announced on Thursday that they are teaming up to give sports fans and concertgoers another option besides waiting in a crowded parking lot. MetLife Stadium has chosen Uber as its official ridesharing partner, and to...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:33am

Lyft partners with nuTonomy to test self-driving cars for passenger pickup in Boston

Requesting a Lyft in Boston may soon bring you a driverless car. The ride-hailing company has partnered with Cambridge-based nuTonomy to develop self-driving cars to pick up Lyft passengers. The collaborative effort will come together in Boston; the pilot will kick off in the coming...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:17pm

East Boston fuming over traffic snarl at former Sumner Toll plaza

Sen. Joseph Boncore had plenty of time to talk about how traffic has put a stranglehold on East Boston since the state Department of Transportation took down the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and reconfigured how cars approach and enter the tunnel. "It's fitting that you're calling about...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:47am

Logan Airport looks to add 5,000 parking spaces

The agency that manages Logan Airport agreed Thursday to invest in reducing emissions from cars and planes as part of its plan to create 5,000 new parking spaces at the East Boston air hub. If the parking plan is permitted, Logan would install ample electric vehicle charging stations throughout...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:56am

Safe streets advocates plan protest following Walsh's 'victim blaming' comments

Boston bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates will take to the steps of City Hall on Friday after Mayor Marty Walsh said pedestrians and cyclists share in the blame for traffic crashes. During a live interview on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio Tuesday, Walsh said bikers and pedestrians “...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:01pm

Bikers want Massachusetts to relax helmet laws for motorcycles

Clad in leather and star-spangled bandanas, motorcyclists descended on the State House Thursday asking for government to take a more hands-off approach towards helmet usage and step up enforcement of dangerous driving. Rick Gleason, the legislative director of the Massachusetts Motorcycle...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:29pm

Citi Bike proposes 5-borough expansion in NYC with a few requests

Citi Bike pitched a five-borough expansion – at no direct cost to taxpayers – to New York City, a source said. Motivate, Citi Bike’s parent company, proposed adding 6,000 bikes, with two-thirds of them going to areas that currently lack docking stations, like the Bronx and Staten...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45pm

For $57M, MBTA hires Colorado consultancy to oversee Green Line Extension project

The MBTA on Monday approved its largest contract for work on the Green Line Extension since the project was halted two years ago amid budget overruns. At a meeting in Boston, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board gave the go-ahead to hire CH2M Hill for $57 million from June 2017 through...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:20am

LIRR service suspended... again

LIRR westbound service between Penn Station and Jamaica and Woodside is suspended due to a signal problem in one of the East River tunnels. Again. It's the third day of the workweek and the third day of problems at Penn Station. LIRR services have been suspended yet again due to signal...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:10pm

Moms find flexible work opportunities with female-focused ride-share service Safr

Mom of three Morgan Loria is preparing to send her middle daughter to college, so she wanted to find a way to supplement her family’s income. Loria teaches French and Spanish, but it’s not enough to cover everything, she said. So she she told her family she was thinking about driving...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:49pm

Destruction of last Massachusetts toll booths scheduled for this weekend

If you’ve driven on the Massachusetts Turnpike recently, you’re probably used to the lack of toll booths. The state’s Department of Transportation began taking down toll booths back in October, and the last remaining toll plazas in the state are set to be demolished this weekend...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:47pm

Boston-based transit service Bridj shuts down

Bostonians have one less transportation option to choose from after Bridj announced that it is shutting down. Matt George, CEO of the Boston-based on-demand shuttle service, announced the move in a blog post on Sunday. “Today, our incredible journey unexpectedly ends. After three years and...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:43am

MBTA $2B budget needs savings from bus maintenance, rail, The Ride

Without specific plans for how to achieve savings, MBTA overseers on Thursday targeted the commuter rail, bus maintenance and The Ride paratransit service for reduced spending, passing a $1.989 billion fiscal 2018 budget that leaves a $30 million budget gap. The budget assumes no fare increases,...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:14am

Long stretch of Commonwealth Avenue to close this summer for bridge project

If you travel down Commonwealth Avenue, get ready for a headache starting this summer. But once work is completed, get ready for a better roadway. A two-mile section of the Boston street will be closed to traffic between July 26 and Aug. 14, to accommodate work on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge,...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:35pm