What 80,000 More Vehicles a Day Do to Boston Commute

Next City

By Erick Trickey | Next City Greater Boston’s already congested roads and transit stations will have to absorb over 100,000 more commuters by 2030, leading to “virtual gridlock,” predicts a sobering new study. The report, from business group A Better City, frames the challenges that come with growth, as one of America’s oldest cities reacts to […]

Warning bells for region’s transit future as needs, pressures increase

Bay State Banner

Jule Pattison-Gordon | Bay State Banner As researchers look to Greater Boston’s future, one thing they warn it could contain a whole lot more time waiting in traffic. The time to tackle Greater Boston’s transit future is now, before the region’s already-pressured transportation infrastructure becomes burdened with a swell of new commuters. That was a […]

Housing Affordability and the Impact of Demographic & Generational Shifts

GAO Housing presentation

On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)  

Canada/New England: Opportunities for Regional Growth

NEEP presentation

On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)  

The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth


On June 3, 2016, Senior Research Fellow Don Walsh presented at the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education about vocational education in Massachusetts. Download Presentation (PDF)   

The Great U-Turn: The Impact of Growing Inequality in America

Great U-Turn

On April 21, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone gave a presentation at St. Michael’s College about the impact of growing inequality in America. Download Presentation (PDF)  

Global Urbanization Trends and the Impact of Demographic & Generational Shifts

Realogy Forum

On March 25, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at Realogy Housing Forum on global urbanization trends and demographic and generational shifts. Download Presentation (PDF)  

Report Shows Growing Strain on Greater Boston’s Infrastructure


By Matt Juul | Boston Magazine If you thought your morning commute was already a mess, wait until 2030. A new report released on Tuesday by business group A Better City shows that Greater Boston will likely need vast improvements to its infrastructure in order to meet growing population and traffic demands. Conducted by researchers […]

Downtown View: Make No Little Plans


By Karen Cord Taylor | NorthEndWaterfront.com Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It […]

New Report Projects 80,000 More Cars On Boston Roads By 2030

New Hampshire Public Radio

By New Hampshire Public Radio A significant increase in Boston’s population over the next fifteen years will put an inexorable burden on Boston’s suffocated roadways and inadequate public transport systems, necessitating a new transportation plan founded on “credibility and trust,” Rick Dimino, chief executive of A Better City, told Boston Public Radio on Wednesday. Dimino […]

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