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

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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

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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 […]

Report Shows Growing Strain on Greater Boston’s Infrastructure

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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

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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

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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 […]

Report: Boston Congestion to Increase by 2030

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By John Moroney | NECN Greater Boston is on the move with construction on almost every corner, raising the question: is the region prepared to handle all this new growth? “A Better City,” a Boston business group, released its findings regarding what the metropolitan area will look like in 2030 and what kind of infrastructure […]

The Millennial Mindset: The Gig Economy

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By Mary Blake | CBS Boston A new Gallup report suggests it’s not the workplace ‘extras’ like weekly ice cream runs, or napping rooms that prompt a millennial to apply for a job interview. Eighty-seven percent of the millennials surveyed said job development was their number one priority. Millennials also say the job interview is often considered […]

Boston’s 2 Sides: How The City Can Have A Booming Innovation Economy And Widening Inequality

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By Anthony Brooks | WBUR Among the big themes of this year’s presidential campaign is the growing gap between America’s rich and its poor. The issue has provided fuel to Democrat Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. And it’s a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy — and its growing number of people struggling at […]

City officials: State sunk ferry

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By Thomas Grillo | Daily Item Lynn—Sen. Thomas M. McGee and EDIC/Lynn Executive Director James M. Cowdell fired back Wednesday at a Baker administration official who said a city request for $700,000 to operate a commuter ferry this summer came too late. The money would have paid for a ferry to run from the Blossom Street extension […]

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

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By Audrey Falk | WGBH 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 and […]

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