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No solution in sight for Roxbury footbridge

The Ceylon Street footbridge, built in the 1980s, has caused angst in the community for years.

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New traffic guide means more innovative design

A new traffic guide that appears at first glance like public-works-engineering gobbledygook could have some important implications for Massachusetts.

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An ode to the Government Center MBTA stop

A lament for the closed Government Center station was scrawled on the wall by one of the last riders to pass through the station before its hibernation.

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Potholes taking a toll on vehicles this year

Since January 1, the city of Boston is up to 8,817 filled potholes and counting — about three times as many as in previous years.

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T station technology for visually impaired to debut in 2016

New technology designed at UMass-Amherst might make subway orienteering easier for blind people.

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Callahan detours force traffic-balancing at Ted Williams

Moves being put in place to aid in merging near the Ted Williams Tunnel are infuriating some motorists.

About the reporter


Martine Powers is the transportation reporter for the Globe, covering everything from the MBTA and the Big Dig to innovative street design and and Boston’s growing bike community. Email her at and follow her on Twitter @martinepowers.