After reliability, the next priority has to be supporting mode-shift. We need to get people out of cars into commuter trains, capturing trips that people are already making.
The public is crying out for congestion reduction at rush hour and public transportation can respond to that call. It is time for the deliberations about rail service expansion to zero-in on the one challenge that rail is most likely to be able to meet.
The recent federal ruling on au pair arrangements creates real hardships, but I do not support legislative reversal of it.
Under the new law, you can talk to your cell phone, but you cannot touch or even look at it while driving, except in true emergency.
Belmont Town Meeting voted last week to reconfirm its previous decision to withdraw from the Minuteman Regional School district. Town Meeting members made the right decision.
Over the next few months, the board will need to make some more definitive decisions about where, when and how to roll out improvements.