CLF has been steadfast in our push for the Green Line extension (GLX), but making it a reality has been a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns that threatened to derail this critical public transportation project before it could get off the ground. However, last week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) took a significant…
Before the MBTA rings in the New Year on December 31, they have a big deadline to meet: completing the extension of the Green Line to Somerville and Medford. That this deadline is going to pass those communities by without new transit service is not news to anyone. So it was wonderful to learn this…
Residents of Somerville and Medford, MA, were crushed and angry when on Monday transportation officials announced that the already-delayed Green Line Extension project would most likely not be completed before 2018.
Comedian Will Rogers once joked, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” He might have been advising the Commonwealth about the cost of inaction on the state’s much-needed public transportation projects.
Boston has been ranked one of the top 15 major cities for transportation by NRDC’s Smarter Cities project.
How can law and policy influence design to make the metropolitan Boston area more livable and eco-friendly? How many cars can the Green Line Extension to Medford take off the roads? Would pay per-mile auto insurance help? Would better bike maps and paths? How about green zoning ordinances? Can greenspace and access to riverfronts make…