Experts spoke about the intersection of public infrastructure and labor at a Law School panel, emphasizing the need to invest more federal dollars in infrastructure projects.
Executive orders from the Massachusetts and Boston city governments allowing and regulating autonomous vehicle testing in state could ultimately improve road safety, experts say.
Boston city agencies have partnered with local driving analytics company Cambridge Mobile Telematics to launch the “Boston’s Safest Driver” mobile application and competition.
Taxis in Greater Boston have recently partnered with “Curb,” a ride-hailing app similar to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, in an effort to remain competitive.
Students and alumni expressed concern for the potential shuttering of MBTA late night service following last week’s public meeting at Cambridge City Hall.
According to the MBTA, the net cost per-passenger is $1.43 during regular service hours compared to $13 per-passenger during late night hours due to the lower number of riders. The overall cost for the late-night service is 14 million dollars, according to an MBTA presentation.
The attorney spearheading a major lawsuit against Uber argued at Harvard Law School on Wednesday that the legal classification of Uber drivers as independent contractors provides the workers with insufficient labor protection.
The annual event aims to “let [the University community] know [about] all the stakeholders that are promoting sustainable transportation across campus,” said Ben Hammer of CommuterChoice.
In the world of personal transportation, evolution is inevitable. Tricycles to bicycles, roller skates to rollerblades, horse-drawn carriages to the latest model Ferrari. Some modes of transportation, however, are destined for evolutionary failure. Call it Darwinism, call it harsh, call it the truth. Segways are one of these modes of transportation.
“Please walk your bikes.” Those four words greet many would-be-cyclists who attempt to ride through Harvard Yard. Except for the bicyclists who consider following this rule to be simply inconceivable, there is just one choice for legal wheels in Harvard Yard: the Razor scooter.
Here’s the fundamental problem with riding scooters on a college campus: They don’t help you in any way. Sure, maybe when you were a youth, riding a scooter was a way to tell the world you were independent, but the day you’re old enough to shave with a razor is the day you’re too old to ride one.
Allston residents express frustration over the lack of transparency in the state's discussion with Boston University over its potential funding of a new commuter rail station in the neighborhood.