Transportation in the South Boston waterfront area has been studied extensively in recent years, principally from the perspective of accommodating strong growth in residential and non-industrial commercial activities. Industrial and port-related activities continue in this area, some of which are being expanded or modernized through the use of public or private funding.
The transportation needs associated with industrial and seaport activities in South Boston have always been acknowledged, but they have been analyzed mostly as part of the overall traffic management problem. This study complements previous studies while focusing primarily on trucks and heavy vehicles. Transportation issues addressed in this study include
- increased overall traffic congestion;
- expanded use of the South Boston Bypass Road;
- growth trends at the Conley Marine Container Terminal; and
- truck volumes at Fish Pier and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.