Report: Greater Boston Has America’s Worst Rush-Hour Traffic – WBUR
Boston car insurance prices are going up and this is one of many factors. This state of Massachusetts hasn’t really been listening to the voice of its commuters. In fact, they’re trying to tax and take even more money “Off-peak toll pricing measure seen as punishing commuters” – Boston Herald
Survey: Many commuters in Mass. appear near ‘breaking point’ with delays in transportation. 30% of Full-Time employees consider changing jobs while 23% consider leaving Massachusetts entirely.
“Among the full-time workers, 52 percent reported being late for work in the last few months due to transportation delays.”
I have been fortunate enough to avoid communicating into Boston or Cambridge my whole life. I did commute to Waltham from Marlborough a 20-minute commute that often took 45.
That’s nothing compared to what drivers in Boston will be facing. Get Make sure you are ready for summer delays on the Mass Pike in 2019.
The Boston Globe reported the Prudential tunnel will be expanded to go under parts of Massachusetts Ave and Boylston St. The planners estimate that the project will take around 16 months. ,
During these 16 months, different parts of the highway will be shut down. Commuters expect long delays and you should seek alternative routes (if they exist). Most people won’t have an option for anything but spending more time waiting in their car. I hope you have A/C.
Sure, we’re already used to long commutes, but it’s the longest it’s been in a decade. “Average commute by bus, train, or car is now 29 minutes, according to AAA Northeast”
It’s time to move out of the city and find a new job. If you like the city life and can’t compromise it, ask your employer to look at work-from-home opportunities to find one who does.
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Government solutions mention different ideas like adding temporary ramps to the turnpike exit the at strategic locations, and expanding the service of the “Worcester commuter line to encourage drivers to avoid using the turnpike during this extended construction period.”
Mass Pike Local News & Additional Driver Resources
Traffic Alert: Overnight Closures of Ted Williams Tunnel Week of June 3 – Framingham Source
Truck Driver Trapped For Three Hours After Mass Pike Crash – Patch
Rollover accidents on Mass Pike raises questions about driver safety – WWLP