Officials hope to slow traffic, reduce crashes around high-traffic intersection Utilizing federal and state funding, the city and state are moving forward together with plans to improve safety on Routes 28 and 38, including raised crosswalks, separated bike lanes, and additional traffic signals. Made more urgent by recent pedestrian fatalities, the project focuses on McGrath […]
OPINION: ANOTHER SOMERVILLE CRASH SHOWS COST OF STATE’S INACTION ON TRAFFIC SAFETY
“Did MassDOT finish the work that they agreed was necessary to implement this year to avoid more harm?” On Dec. 6, Livable Streets hosted Jamey Tesler, Secretary of Transportation and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to discuss MassDOT’s efforts to make streets safer for people. “Tell us where to put the cone; […]
POLS, ADVOCATES RESPOND TO MCGRATH HIGHWAY PLAN
Leaders and community members call for more change to MassDOT’s design.
#CONDEMBTA (THE RECAP)
A public conversation about transit infrastructure As regular Dig readers couldn’t have possibly missed, along with the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) we asked ace photographer Derek Kouyoumjian to spend a month snapping pics of utterly dilapidated MBTA tracks, stations, and trains. His images of so much beautiful decay, meant to scare the crap […]
A visual essay on public transportation infrastructure and priorities in Greater Boston It’s often noted that the trains which pump through tunnels underneath our feet downtown and barrel over bridges into Cambridge, Quincy, and beyond belong to the most ancient subterranean transit matrix in America. Aside from being a great historical first, the fact that the […]