Boston outlines its transportation future
Boston unveiled a draft of its long-term transportation future: the Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action plan.
The draft plan includes 58 separate initiatives related to three major goals -- making Boston neighborhoods accessible all modes of travel; collaborating on safety design and education to reduce collisions; and improving reliability on Boston’s transit and roadway networks.
Among the technology-related initiatives planned are:
- Creating on-demand services and real-time information for travel apps and ride share services. Cost and service transparency will give passengers ride options, trip times and prices, and a single fare card will work to pay for all travel.
- Developing car and transit vehicle technology and to collect, share and use data.
- Collaborating with local talent on prototype testing and demonstration projects.
- Adapting all traffic signals to bus, car and bike demand.
- Doubling the number of vehicles providing shared transportation and increasing the proportion of registered clean fuel vehicles fivefold.
- Making the occupancy status of every metered on-street parking space in Boston available in real time.
Over 6,000 Bostonians, civic leaders, community partners and agency representatives contributed to the draft framework.
Read the draft plan here.
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