The state’s mass transit agency has been asking residents how to solve its immediate $161 million deficit — with riders facing higher costs and less service as a killer incentive — but now the Metropolitan Area Planning Council has made it a little more, well, fun.
Another source of cash was revealed Monday that might help ease the mass transit crisis facing Cambridge and the state: up to $25 million in snow and ice removal funds that have gone unused in an unusually mild winter. A meeting Wednesday at City Hall will bring this suggestion and others to the MBTA.
Cambridge officials’ plan to solve the region’s imminent mass transit crisis is drawing praise from state legislators. The discussion Wednesday — in the lead-up to an MBTA meeting this coming Wednesday — went into detail on better ways to raise fares and how to sell a gas tax to the whole state.
The Kendall Square Association’s executive director is confident about the square, as well as about how many residents the square needs, how big a grocery store that calls for and that the Constellation Center will be great — whenever it arrives.
The red line T serving Cambridge should see changes starting Sept. 3 that include more workers on train platforms for customer service, faster and safer boarding for people with disabilities and even shorter waits for service.
The prime piece of advice I got before going to Miami for a mid-April vacation was to forget about public transportation there. Make no mistake: The T is aging badly, but at least it’s good enough I don’t need to drive.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology plan to remake Kendall Square into a vibrant gathering place of restaurants, shops and public plazas won significant praise Tuesday from the Planning Board.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology plans for Kendall Square are scheduled to be presented tonight to the Planning Board, prompting charges of poor timing, considering the holiday taking place three days later, if not outright secretiveness.
On the way down to all those red line T cars with Zipcar ads, commuters in Porter Square first got a pitch from a competitor: RelayRides, which had a street team out Friday morning handing out cards bearing a $25 credit to try the service. Kendall Square is next for the startup car rental business.
U.S. public transit would do well to copy the Swiss model, it was learned May 21 at a panel discussion on sustainable transportation, and a key lesson from the Swiss is simply to set transit timelines and stick to them.