Long-range plan for transportation in the region.
For those who care about the future of public transit, the MBTA’s 2040 planning process is an important one to watch and participate in.
MassDOT has formally revealed its intention to delay construction of the new West Station in Allston, frustrating hopes for the rapid introduction of additional commuting options from congested Allston, Brighton and Brookline and further lowering expectations for transformational new urban rail service.
Two recent presentations by the MBTA show good progress towards future improvements: Red Line Capacity Constraints A recent comprehensive study of the Red Line indicated that a new vehicles, signal upgrades and operations improvements could result in major service improvements and an increase in system throughput, effectively increasing capacity. Automated Fare Collection 2.0 AFC 2.0 will be a completely […]
Every year MassDOT releases a Capital Investment Plan (CIP), which lays out the long term investments that the administration will make in our transportation infrastructure. Last year, being the first year of the new administration MassDOT only released a 1 year CIP for the MBTA and MassDOT as the agencies reassessed the commitments made by the […]
Leadership is scarce in the transportation system in Massachusetts. By that, I emphatically do not mean that the current leadership is weak. Rather, I mean that every management team has a finite capacity to plan and to solve problems and that the range of challenges facing MassDOT’s management team is very broad.