Issue #124 - March 2018
- Check out our Better Buses: Getting Boston on Board report
- Stay tuned for our 2017 Vision Zero Boston Progress Report
- Attend an open house to weigh in on Boston bike share expansion
- Update on the Allston I-90 project
- The City of Boston is hiring traffic engineers
- The Town of Brookline is recruiting two Transportation Board members
On Thursday, March 8th we launched our Better Buses: Getting Boston on Board report with a press conference and rally at Dudley Square Station, where we were joined by community members, elected officials, and bus riders.
Getting Boston on Board is part of our larger Better Buses campaign, and highlights improvements that can be made now by the City of Boston with minimal costs and considerable benefits for bus riders and transit access citywide. This report will guide our Better Buses advocacy agenda as we work with community partners and decision-makers moving forward. Check out coverage of the rally and the release of the report!
Please review our policy recommendations and help us spread the word! We will need your help in advocating for these improvements throughout the spring, so reach out to Andrew at [email protected] to get involved.
The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition will be releasing a second progress report for the City of Boston later this month. The Coalition is committed to reviewing the City’s performance annually to ensure public accountability in reaching its goals. The forthcoming report is intended to help the public measure and understand the City's progress. The report will also help the City to recognize any gaps and improve their Vision Zero results from one year to the next.
Read the Coalition's 2016 Progress Report here, and stay tuned for the 2017 report later this month.
The City will feature its proposed locations for docks during a series of Open Houses starting next week and rolling into April. Having vocal bike share supporters in these meetings will be critical to getting the best locations possible for the expansion, so it's important for advocates to show up. Contact Andrew at [email protected] if you're able to attend an upcoming Open House.
Also, the City just launched its Low-Income Eligible Program to make bike share more affordable and accessible to residents. Please help us spread the word about this program.
Thanks to your support and advocacy, there has been some progress on the Allston I-90 project. In reviewing the many comment letters for the Draft Environmental Impact Review, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew A. Beaton has questioned MassDOT's proposed construction timeline for West Station, Throat design, and parkland plan along the Charles River. This important reaction brings us one step closer to building an interim station in the first phase of construction -- and it's thanks to the work of advocates like you! We'll be sure to keep you updated on future action and news.
Please help us spread the word!
Two seats on Brookline's Transportation Board are now open, as two of its members have retired. The Transportation Board administers all matters related to parking and transportation in the town, and oversees the Public Transportation Advisory Committee, the Bicycle Advisory Committee, and the Pedestrian Advisory Committee. To apply, please get in touch with Brookline's Transportation Administrator, Todd Kirrane at [email protected], as soon as possible.