The MBTA’s recent call to create more dedicated bus lanes reflects a fundamental reality: in many congested road segments, a large share of the people are hidden away in buses, many of them standing. Where the data prove high bus ridership, it is common sense to shift road resources towards the buses.
The MBTA has working for several years on “transit signal priority”, which utilizes GPS technology to help buses and surface light rail improve reliability and reduce delays. Now that the system is being tested, I’m hopeful that its rollout can include crowded bus routes in my district, particularly the 71 (Watertown) and 73 (Waverley) buses.
Hello Will, I have to say I am shocked by the MBTA’s plan for accomodating people needing elevator use including persons with disabilities at the Tuft’s Medical Center Orange line …
MassDOT had a very good week with major project completions.
Loving the new station – service to downtown is so much quicker and will only get better when they add more options to catch the train. My question is about …
I recently had the chance to sit down and catch up with MBTA managers working on Green Line improvements.
Improving the Green Line has been a key priority of mine for years and I am pleased by what I am hearing.