Greater Boston’s Bluebikes bikesharing system has surged past its pre-pandemic ridership levels, and set a new a single day trip record of 15,335 trips on Saturday. That’s 15 percent higher than 2019’s peak daily ridership, set on Sept. 25, 2019, with 13,113 trips. The system also celebrates its 10-year anniversary this week. Bluebikes, then known […]
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is delivering good news to 96 projects across the Commonwealth this week as it releases $6 million in grants to 18 communities through its 2022 Complete Streets Funding Program, plus another $6.5 million to 78 applicants in its ongoing Shared Streets and Spaces program. MassDOT’s Complete Streets program incentivizes local […]
The Commonwealth's bids for this year's round of federal RAISE grants include Boston's Blue Hill Avenue busway, a bike and pedestrian bridge over the Mystic River, a transformation of the Lynnway in Lynn, and a fencing and surveillance project for the Connecticut River rail line in the Pioneer Valley.
State agencies and the City of Lynn are planning a dramatic reconfiguration of the Lynnway, a 6- to 7-lane highway between downtown Lynn and Revere Beach, to create a 1.5 mile-long, center-running busway and a shared-use path. The proposal was revealed in a joint federal RAISE grant application that was submitted earlier this week from […]
The Northeast Corridor Commission, a federally-convened partnership between the states and Amtrak, has released a new 15-year plan to upgrade tracks and stations for faster trips between Boston and Washington, DC. If all of the recommended projects from the new “Connect NEC 2035” plan were funded and built, the Commission estimates that Amtrak’s travel times […]
Editor’s note: This will be the first of an occasional series highlighting recreational car-free trips around Massachusetts. We’re looking for contributors who’d like to highlight their favorite recreational car-free trips around the state. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to contribute. In between heat waves last month, your editor bought one of the last $2.40 commuter […]