Amendment to Long-Range Transportation Plan Available for Public Review

Please note: The text for this article is taken from a press release issued on 12 July 2016 by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released an amendment to its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, for a 30-day public-review period, and will be accepting comments from members of the public through August 10, 2016.

What are some non-driving transportation options for seniors?

On June 16th, 2016, five panelists gathered at the Brookline Senior Center to share with the public their expertise and experienced getting around without driving. The panelists all use a combination of various options, including walking, cycling, taking the T, riding the bus, using The RIDE, and using ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Fasten. Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on YouTube!

Share your thoughts on self-driving cars with the MIT AgeLab

The bright folks at the MIT AgeLab invite you to participate in a new survey on your preferences and opinions regarding automated driving technology. The survey will take less than ten minutes and is an important part of a larger study focused on understanding the impact of emerging safety technologies on driver performance, attention, distraction, and safety. AgeLab would appreciate your assistance in helping their researchers explore these topics.