The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
We received an email recently asking for some data: Dear TRIPPS, I would like to know the percentage (and number) of non-driving residents in Greater Boston. Can you help? Now, we don’t compile numbers on this, although organizations like Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance or MassDOT do. However, we took a stab
Starting in July 2017, customer service inquiries to the MBTA are being answered not by MBTA employees, but by employees of a for-profit Salisbury, North Carolina corporation that was fined $100,000 by the MBTA in May 2017 for “a series of contract violations.”
Those of you who came to our fabulous Ice Cream Social in June will remember our discussion of the many car-free day trips available to seniors from Brookline (MA). One of the many exciting trips we discussed was taking the Amtrak Downeaster to Maine.
Unfortunately, customer service support has always been notoriously difficult to get from Uber. Now, by withdrawing from offering all help via phone or email, they’ve actually made it harder to get help when you need it. And it’s even more difficult if you’re not one of their registered customers.
At a board meeting on June 26, 2017, the MBTA provided more detail on its plans for installing new, federally-mandated crash prevention measures.
A company called Busy Bee once provided low-cost or free medical transportation during business hours to seniors throughout Greater Boston. Unfortunately, last month, they announced that they were going out of business effective immediately. This announcement left many seniors struggling to get to their medical appointments. Springwell is the Area
Dozens of MBTA apps are available out there for commuters and passengers. But now, only one — the aptly named Transit App — has the Massachusetts public transportation agency’s official endorsement.
The MBTA is inviting the public to come have a look at the new Orange Line mockup car. The vehicle will be available to be viewed by the public on Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
UPDATE: Significant developments have emerged in the story of this ride-hailing company. See the Boston Globe or Patch for details. We may be seeing some movement on the planned launch of the innovative Safr ride-hailing app, which is very similar to other ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft but will