“Better Bus” project proposals

“Better Bus” project proposals

The MBTA is taking a different approach to reassessing their bus routes this year with the Better Bus project. Instead of asking how to cut service, they’re asking how to improve reliability, travel times, and overall ridership. Best of all, the MBTA is looking...
Lime-E bikes arriving in Newton

Lime-E bikes arriving in Newton

Lime is adding a power assist option to help with Newton’s hills. Here is the press release from Nicole Freedman, Newton’s Director of Transportation Planning: More than 50 lithium battery powered Lime-E bikes with a boost of electricity to help power your...
Where’s Charlie?

Where’s Charlie?

The picture above was taken by NNHS student Jason Alpert-Wisnia at the rally in front of Smith and Wesson at Springfield to stop the manufacture in Massachusetts of guns that are illegal in Massachusetts.  Guns that were used in the Parkland, Aurora, and San...
Another city councilor blocks a resident

Another city councilor blocks a resident

https://twitter.com/nathanpboston/status/998146527058112517

It’s the second time something like this has been reported, except this time the councilor’s twitter account seems specifically intended for constituent service, and the blocked user was an actual constituent. The action seems to have been taken due to persistent criticism. When is it acceptable for a councilor to block a constituent?

Mayor Fuller advocates for commuter rail improvements

Jenna Fisher of the Patch reports that Mayor Fuller spoke to the MBTA control board today to make the case for upgrades to provide accessible, frequent transportation at all three of Newton’s Commuter Rail stations. In addition to advocating for Newton residents who need better access to transit, she made it clear that improved service is key to the Washington Street corridor vision to support future development.

The article reports new cost estimates for

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