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Transit-Oriented Development at Risk: TOD Minus the “T”?
by Aviva Rothman-Shore

The triple bottom line has become both a catch phrase and, increasingly, a realistic goal for everyone from investors to activists and urban developers. But in Massachusetts, aging MBTA trains and infrastructure coupled with proposed fare hikes and service cuts stand in the way of achieving the triple-bottom-line promise of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). TOD projects…

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T4MA Speaks Out on MBTA’s False Choice Between Fare Hikes and Service Cuts
by Karen Wood

As the public hearings on the MBTA’s proposals for fare hikes and service cuts continue across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey is telling the media that he’s hearing that  T riders would rather pay more than have their service cut. Speaking on behalf of Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA), CLF staff attorney Rafael Mares…

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New Report Details Scope of MA’s Transportation Funding Woes
by Karen Wood

A new report released last week by Transportation for Massachusetts, a broad coalition of which CLF is a founding member, details the origins and scope of the transportation financing crisis in Massachusetts. Written as a primer to achieve better understanding among decision-makers,  taxpayers and transportation users, “Maxed Out” provides illuminating background amidst an increasingly urgent…

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T4MA Calls on New Transportation Secretary Davey to Champion a 21st Century Transportation System
by Claire Morgenstern

As budget woes continue to strain the Commonwealth’s ability to maintain its aging transportation system and constrain its vision for the system’s future, more than twenty Bay State organizations have formed Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA) to advocate for alternative financing and improved accountability in pursuit of a modern transportation system that works for Massachusetts.

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Transportation for the Next Generation
by Jane West

Last week I had the honor of teaching a group of summer camp students enrolled in the University of Maine’s unique “Maine Summer Transportation Institute,” a two week program for Bangor-area middle school students.