STEP is a community group dedicated to improving transportation in Somerville, MA. We advocate for the Green Line extension, a more livable city, and public health issues.
Thank you to everyone who wrote letters to the Boston MPO about the importance of the Green Line and Orange Line in Somerville. 98 letters came from Somerville, which is almost half of all the letters the Boston MPO received regarding the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document. 92 of those letters pushed for the Green Line extension, and 47 were about the Orange Line stop at Assembly Square. Thanks for being heard!
TransitWorks, a not for profit organization in the Boston region, is working to improve the quality of our transit system by providing feedback from you to the MBTA. TransitWorks is conducting an MBTA Ridership Survey in order to collect this customer feedback. The results of the survey will be shared directly with the MBTA to help improve the quality of your transit experience on MBTA buses, trains, subways and boats.
TransitWorks is also seeking volunteers to log their experiences for a two-week period using the MBTA. The findings of all volunteers will be shared directly with the MBTA to help improve the quality of transit in our region. If you are interested in volunteering, go to www.transitworks.org/volunteer or call TransitWorks at (617) 557-7349.
Case study of how a real-world development was able to overcome the substantial development barriers that face these developments.
Overcoming Financial and Institutional Barriers to TOD: Lindbergh Station Case Study (PDF)
An analysis of existing methodologies to assess quality of service and related concerns for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit modes.
A Review of Approaches for Assessing Multimodal Quality of Service (PDF)
This article examines the effect of land use, socioeconomics, and bus transit service on transit demand in the Twin Cities. The findings suggest that vertical mixed-use is important close to transit access and retail plays an important role up to a quarter mile from transit service.
Bus Transit and Land Use: Illuminating the Interaction (PDF)
Article on the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions, including recommendations.
Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons from The Netherlands and Germany (PDF)