Environmental experts and activists are sounding the alarm on Boston’s air quality, with high asthma rates as an economic boom fuels the region’s worsening traffic congestion.
“This is not going to get better on its own,” MASSPIRG Transportation Director Matt Casale told the Herald yesterday. “If we don’t do these things and the city continues to grow, I am very concerned about the air quality.”
According to the transportation analytics firm INRIX, Boston has become the seventh-most congested urban area in the nation. That, combined with a 2017 Department of Public Utilities report, which revealed there were approximately 64.8 million ride-hailing service trips, the potential for Amazon to bring 50,000 jobs here and a major casino opening next year, is causing experts to say it’s time the city looks toward the future. (read more)
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