Going Nowhere: Tackling Transportation Issues in the Bay State
Boston's commuters often feel like they are "Going Nowhere." We spend hours sitting in traffic. We face ongoing train and bus delays. We even contend with congestion related stress and health challenges. That's why the NBC10 Boston Investigators are taking a critical look at our region’s transportation problems. What's slowing us down? How does it impact our quality of life? And what can be done to get Boston moving again?
In-depth news coverage of the Greater Boston Area.
Massachusetts' second largest city is working to improve transportation for commuters traveling to and from Boston. NBC10 Boston's Jeff Saperstone looks a recent report which highlights the city's transportation needs.
Sitting in traffic can negatively impact our health. NBC10 Boston’s Wellness reporter Kristy Lee shows us why and offer ideas for keeping our cool while sitting in traffic congestion.
NBC10 Boston Investigator Ryan Kath traveled to Washington, D.C. to see if congestion pricing could be the answer to Boston’s traffic woes. It’s a program where drivers can buy their way into fast-moving express lanes, and the price of tolls change depending on the number of vehicles on the road. Has it helped reduce traffic along the Beltway and could it work here?
NBC10 Boston Investigator Karen Hensel walked the street of Boston with a transportation advocate to see how the City is doing in implementing its ambitious Go Boston 2030 plan. Part of that plan includes new protected bike lanes and pedestrian paths, intersection redesigns, and traffic signal advancements.
While the MBTA gets the most attention, far more people use the region's bus system. Some experts say it's struggling to meet demand and stay on schedule and these challenges are disproportionately impacting the poor and people of color. NBC10 Boston Investigator Ally Donnelly explores the inequities in this part of the series and talks to the MTBA about their plans for improving service.