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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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