According to analytics firm INRIX, Boston is one of the world’s most congested cities in regards to traffic and currently ranks 14th worst in the world and 7th worst in the United States. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and a few private companies are hoping to utilize the region’s waterways and harbor–also known as the … More Boston ferry could launch this September
As part of a new transportation strategy that is included in Mayor Walsh’s budget request, eleven of the city’s most complained-about parking violations may see fine increases this summer. Double parking violations would increase from $45 to $75, street cleaning violations would increase from $40 to $90, resident parking violations would increase from $40 to … More Parking ticket hikes to fund transit work in Boston
An aerial gondola system from an elevated platform next to South Station, to the Marine Park in the Seaport District is still being considered by private developers and public officials. If approved, it would be around a mile long and run thirty to fifty feet above Summer Street. The developers, Millennium Partners and Cargo Ventures, … More Boston gondola transportation project
After seeing success in the city of Stockholm where they saw a 22 percent reduction in traffic, New York could become the first city in the United States to implement congestion pricing. If it goes through, motorists driving in and out of the main commercial districts of Manhattan would be charged a fee to do … More Is Congestion Pricing coming to Boston?
According to WalletHub, a personal finance site, New England is home to some of the safest cities in the nation. Using 35 key indicators of safety, analysts have compared over 180 cities and scored them in four separate categories: overall safety, home and community safety, financial safety, and natural disaster risk. The cities of Nashua, … More New England cities among the safest in America
The Boston Foundation reports in their annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card that while it is true that new housing is being added in the Greater Boston area, the majority of the units are in the city of Boston itself and in just a few surrounding cities while towns in the suburbs are seeing little … More Little to no housing being built in the suburbs
Most of the focus on AirBNB stems from the money lost from a lack of taxation, an estimated $15 million from around 592,000 guests in Massachusetts last year. However, while other lodging establishments need to adhere to a strict set of municipal regulations, the owner of a unit on AirBNB currently does not. State Representative … More Cambridge imposes restrictions on AirBNB rentals