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- Major American cities have significantly expanded their transit service in recent years. Boston hasn't.
- Having a reasonable conversation about MBTA spending means separating apples, oranges and fruit salads.
- Recent oil train derailments and explosions are part of a growing, and worrying, trend.
- Colorado fails to allow communities to protect themselves from the dangers of fracking.
- Lindsey Hallock looked at the future of shared-use mobility at a recent conference.
- The MBTA lags many other cities when it comes to expanding transit systems.
New Report: Following the Money 2015
The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have made their checkbooks transparent by creating online transparency portals – government-operated websites that allow visitors to see who receives state money and for what purposes. Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Goverment Spending Data, our sixth annual ranking of states' progress toward online spending transparency, documents the progress states have made in the past year in empowering citizens to track state spending. (3/2014)
New Report: Innovative Transportation Index
New technology is rapidly spawning new transportation services that – taken together – are making it easier for more Americans to live full and engaged lives without owning a car. The Innovative Transportation Index: The Cities Where New Technologies and Tools Can Reduce Your Need to Own a Car tracks the spread of these new transportation services – including carsharing, ridesharing, ridesourcing and transit trip-planning apps – to cities across the country and ranks America’s major cities based on the availability of these cutting-edge tools. (2/6/15) (Image: Alec Meltzer)