The City of Boston is releasing recommendations from Go Boston 2030, a comprehensive plan that will guide Boston’s long-term transportation vision. Rick Dimino serves as a co-chair of this effort for the past few years. After extended outreach with Boston residents and aspirational targets outlined in the Action Plan, Go Boston 2030 is now finishing with specific ideas for improvements. Leaders from the City of Boston will be giving an overview of the recommendations during A Better City’s November 30th Board Meeting.
Proper forecasting and planning is essential, as Boston is currently seeing substantial growth in our population, workforce, and overall economic activity. Our current transportation system is struggling to serve today’s riders, while projections show that additional capacity and targeted expansion projects are necessary to keep pace with expected job growth over the next fifteen years. Finally, as we improve existing service, we must consider the effects of climate change and look for new strategies in energy use and limits on vehicle emissions.
Go Boston 2030 is a transportation blueprint in the first citywide plan in fifty years. Our hope is the recommendations from this plan will help advance the discussion on the needs of Boston and the entire metropolitan region. While we all focus on making our existing transportation infrastructure more efficient, it is also clear that additional resources will be necessary to meet Go Boston 2030 aspirational goals and develop a 21st century comprehensive statewide transportation system. You can hear more on Nov 30th, and view the plan’s framework at http://goboston2030.org/.