New CLF Ventures Study to Reward Drivers for Driving Less
by Liz Carver

“Pick a Day, Commute Another Way.” That’s the theme of this week’s Massachusetts Car-Free Week, when the state joins over 1,000 cities in 40 countries around the world to encourage motorists to leave their cars at home and try bicycling, walking, public transit, carpooling, or vanpooling to work. With transportation as the state’s largest and…

Under the Hood of the Massachusetts Transportation System: Why is our transportation system underfunded?
by Rafael Mares

This post is part of a series on transportation issues affecting Massachusetts. Look for more from Rafael Mares and Christine Chilingerian in the coming weeks. To stay up to date, visit this or follow the hashtag #MA4TRANS on Twitter. Massachusetts relies on several sources of funding for its transportation system. In addition to user fees—such as…

Expanding Transit Options in a Rural State: An Update From Maine
by Malcolm Burson

  Let’s face it: population density is a critical factor in any decision to provide transit services. In CLF’s “northern tier” states, where dense populations are limited to a few metropolitan areas, transportation options like bus services  have been slow to develop, leaving people to drive. In asking for directions from one place to another,…

Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Benefits New England, Car Owners
by Terrance Garrett

Update on February 17, 2016: RelayRides has changed its name to Turo. Peer-to-peer (“P2P”) car-sharing is gathering some major mainstream steam in New England and the rest of the country. RelayRides, originally founded in Cambridge and now one of the major players in the P2P car-sharing space, has officially begun a partnership with General Motor’s…