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What NYC Comptroller Stringer’s bus audits miss

Never stand between NYC Comptroller (and 2021 mayoral wannabe) Scott Stringer and a microphone, camera or photo opportunity. His participation and endorsement of the recent Bus Turnaround Campaigns press conference on the release of their report on problems with 246 bus routes is nothing new. The...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:02am

Ride-hailing services are making Boston roads more congested: Report

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft may make it easier to get around a city for those who don’t own cars, but they’re not actually taking many vehicles off the road. In fact, they’re making Boston’s roads more congested, according to a new report. The Boston...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

Wheelchair-accessible taxi program expands to outer boroughs

New Yorkers can now hail wheelchair-accessible taxis in all five boroughs with the expansion of the city’s Accessible Dispatch program. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission first launched Accessible Dispatch in Sept. 2012, but the program, which connects New Yorkers who use...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:34am

Here's what the MBTA has planned for 2018

The new year often marks a fresh slate for people to build positive habits and plan big projects, and those goals aren’t restricted to just individuals in their private lives. The MBTA recently got a new start with Luis Ramirez, who took over the role of MBTA general manager in September, and...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 5:00am

You can now use your Mass. license photo for 14 years

If you hate going to the RMV, here’s some good news: Massachusetts license photos can now be used for more than a decade, meaning you can renew your license online instead of in-person more often.  The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced this week that license...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:36am

NYC issues travel advisory amid winter weather warning

Be warned, New Yorkers: A travel advisory has been issued this Saturday and Sunday due to anticipated snowy weather. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for this weekend, Saturday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. The National Weather Service has issued a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:59pm

Transit app shows you nearby dockless bike-shares to help you plan trips

If you have to get somewhere quickly, do you opt for a ride-share, a bike-share, the T or just to hoof it? Calculating how fast each of those options are will take a long time itself and involve opening multiple apps. One app aims to make it an easier process, though — Transit is the...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

MTA buses, slowest in the nation, lost 100M passenger trips since 2008:Stringer

In the last eight years, the MTA bus system lost 100 million passenger trips, according to a new report released on Monday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country compared to other major cities —in some cases, one could walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:30pm

Here's the best time to leave Boston for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is always one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and next week will be no different. In fact, it may be more hectic than usual, with a record 28.5 million people expected to fly on U.S. airlines, between Nov. 17 and Nov. 28, according to Airlines for America — a 3...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:15pm

Google Maps releases data to help you avoid Thanksgiving traffic

Thanksgiving is almost here, but before you can sit down at the dinner table and enjoy tons of turkey and wine, you have to head home during one of the year’s busiest travel times. Last year, AAA predicted that nearly 49 million Americans would travel at least 50 miles in order to make it to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:09pm

State poised to sink more money into Big Dig

It was forged a decade ago and filled with hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the state's transportation chief is looking to tap into a trust fund for Big Dig repairs. In 2008 contractors agreed to pay $415 million into the fund as part of a deal to resolve their legal liabilities associated...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:13pm

MBTA testing technology to speed the flow of buses, trolleys

Transit vehicle, coming through. That's essentially what trolleys and buses have been electronically telling certain traffic signals over the last few months as part of a pilot to speed up transit along city streets. Over the next several months, the MBTA plans to expand its transit signal...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:54am

New York is No. 1 in energy efficiency, study says

Congratulations New York! You rank No. 1 in energy efficiency, according to a new study. (Massachusetts, you did OK, but Pennsylvania needs to step up its game.) You might be rolling your eyes at this news because of MTA issues, Penn Station problems and other mass transportation debacles,...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:13pm

Three critical pieces of Philly’s Vision Zero Action Plan

The city of Philadelphia released its Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, Sept. 28. It outlines actions that will make Philadelphia a better, safer place to travel, and comes after several years of advocacy from outside groups, including the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 5:05am

Is the ‘Delaware Stop’ right for Pennsylvania?

While Philadelphia debates its new Vision Zero Action Plan, our southern neighbor, Delaware, is about to pass a package of bills collectively referred to as the Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act, which will include a Stop as Yield law, likely making Delaware the second state in the country to do so....

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:02am

Which is faster, a taxi or bike ride? This interactive map of NYC will tell you

If you need to be somewhere in a hurry, should you flag down a taxi or hop on a bike? There’s now an interactive map to tell you which one is faster. Todd Schneider, a local software developer, pitted the two modes of transportation against each other to create an interactive map that shows...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:36pm

MBTA, Keolis to educate public on train safety during Rail Safety Week

Every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is struck by a train, according to nonprofit Operation Lifesaver. In an attempt to change that statistic, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services and Transit Police have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week. The...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:09pm

Major work on Tobin Bridge set for next three years

Commuters who live in the Route 1 corridor should prepare for delays getting out of Boston over the next three years as the Department of Transportation prepares to embark on a restoration of the Tobin Bridge deck that will stretch into 2020. The MassDOT Board of Directors on Monday approved a $41...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:56am

Transforming our region’s infrastructure

Last week, Congress returned to Washington, D.C., to begin work on a laundry list of legislative items, including extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, reforming our tax code and fixing the immigration system. In September,...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:02am

Daily ticket checks begin on the Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail riders be warned, daily random ticket checks are now in the works. The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, operating company of the Commuter Rail, began a “Fare is Fair” initiative on Tuesday as an attempt to crack down on fare evasions, which lead to millions of dollars...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:58am