Category Archives: Transportation

electric rail

On Monday, June 21 at 7pm, learn how electrifying our commuter rail trains and increasing their frequency will dramatically reduce both greenhouse gas, particulate pollution, and transportation inequality in Massachusetts. Ethan Finlan from Transit Matters will explain how changing our … Read More

You can earn rewards of up to $300 by enrolling your home electric vehicle (EV) charger in Eversource’s ConnectedSolutions. The program rewards you for using less energy during periods of peak demand, when others are using more. For EV chargers, … Read More

Interested in how to make transportation healthier in Newton?  Join us for Green Newton’s Transportation Group online meeting on Thursday, June 10 from 1-2:30pm. Items for discussion include: how to help Newton achieve its climate action goal of 5% fewer vehicle … Read More

Newton’s commuter rail service has been dropped and station accessibility improvements for Auburndale, Newtonville, and West Newton have been removed from the State’s draft 2022-26 Transit Improvement Plan. Without strong, reliable mass transit, housing developments along the Mass Pike in … Read More

Newton has committed to dramatically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and resident actions an important part of the solution. On March 30, Mayor Fuller introduced Newton’s Energy Coach Liora Silkes, whose role in the City is to help residents adopt cleaner … Read More

Molly Schaeffer, Treasurer of Bike Newton, is distributing a petition that will soon be presented to the Mayor and City Councilors regarding ways to achieve safer mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians. More than 2,000 signatures have already been collected. Not … Read More

The Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) proposal for 2030 has many laudable features that will help the state reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The CECP calls for a sharp increase in renewable energy, improved electricity transmission, … Read More

Courtesy of Bluebikes

On March 4, Mayor Fuller announced that the City of Newton has secured a $200,000 MassDOT grant to fund four additional Bluebikes stations with 44 more shared bicycles. The city currently has eight bike share stations (See the map of … Read More