Monthly Archives: July 2011

HOW ROADS SHAPE ECONOMIES: Why What Happens to the McGrath/O’Brien Highway, Sullivan Station, and Rutherford Ave. Will Make – or Break – Local Job Opportunities and Community Well-Being In The Entire Metro Area for Decades to Come

TweetWill Boston’s inner ring of old suburbs – Somerville, Charlestown, Roslindale, even Dorchester — be able to build on residential upgrading to become economic growth nodes as well?  Or will they continue to be left out, with growth focused either … Continue reading

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUND RESCISSIONS: Are We Giving Back (Bike/Ped/R2T/SSTS) Money? What Should We Do?

TweetShort Answer:  No money is being lost or returned. Short Explanation:  Congress “appropriates” less money than government is “authorized” to spend.  States have great freedom to allocate the appropriated funds among different programs.  States typically use as much as they … Continue reading

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FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUND RESCISSIONS: Are We Giving Back (Bike/Ped/R2T/SSTS) Money? What Should We Do?

TweetShort Answer:  No money is being lost or returned. Short Explanation:  Congress “appropriates” less money than government is “authorized” to spend.  States have great freedom to allocate the appropriated funds among different programs.  States typically use as much as they … Continue reading

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