TRANSREPORT

Articles tagged as traffic
  • August 12, 2019

    Destination 2040 Logo

    Part 3 of a series on developing Destination 2040, the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) next Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Destination 2040 allocates funding to major transportation projects in the Boston region and guides the MPO’s capital investment programs and research studies. Parts 1 and 2 of this series presented the vision and investments eligible for inclusion in Destination 2040. On July 18, 2019, the MPO board agreed to a draft plan. Destination 2040 is available for public review and comment until August 23, 2019.

  • 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...

     

  • June 25, 2018

    Passengers waiting to board an MBTA bus.

     

    On June 7, following a four-week pilot, the City of Boston announced the permanent installation of a bus lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and the Forest Hills MBTA station. This corridor was identified as a candidate for a bus lane through MPO staff work, which examined corridors in the Boston region where buses are routinely delayed in traffic.

  • August 30, 2016

    The City of Lynn has plans to redevelop 305 acres of waterfront real estate to vitalize the underutilized shoreline of Lynn Harbor with residential and commercial developments, marinas, a seaside boardwalk, and public greenspace.