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  • August 31, 2018

    A map of the boston region.

    Large US cities are notorious for traffic congestion, and Boston is no exception. But not all congestion is the same. A bottleneck (or choke point) is different from a traffic jam, for example. Unlike congestion caused simply by heavy traffic volumes, a bottleneck is a recurring disruption of traffic at the same location in a roadway, which is usually caused by a specific physical condition—such as, the road design, abrupt changes in alignment, lane drops, merges and diverges, badly timed traffic lights, sharp curves; or other physical constraints that can make a roadway unable to handle the volume of traffic it receives...

     

  • March 23, 2017

    Photograph of article author William S. Kuttner, an older white man with a beard and glasses, wearing a yellow reflective vest and hardhat.

     

    During 2010 and 2011, more than 15,000 Massachusetts households agreed to participate in a travel survey...

  • September 6, 2016


    Whether you’re walking, driving, or taking the train, it’s never been easier to get around the Commonwealth thanks to the newest Official Massachusetts Transportation map.

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