I am increasingly convinced that the state should make a massive investment in upgrading its regional rail network. The decision is not imminent, but I’m interested in starting to get feedback from my constituents.
If we could electrify most vehicles and then make all power sources on the grid carbon neutral, we would make the transportation sector (airplanes aside) carbon neutral and much cleaner. How soon could that happen?
The Central Transportation Planning Staff has shared new growth estimates. Especially Allston but also many other parts of Boston and a few pockets in Belmont and Watertown are looking at significant growth. .
The MBTA is holding a number of meetings to support the better bus project.
Offering graphics with actual density numbers by census tract.
Comments are due on the MBTA’s long term plan on Friday, September 21. It is a provocative document that is well worth a read.