Attleboro cited for downtown in study of urban areas
The Sun Chronicle - 03/11/2015
The close correlation the authors found between urban development and access to mass transit also means that the state will have to find answers to the many problems the MBTA faced this winter.
“It’s clear from this research that reliable and efficient transit service is vital to the success of walkable urban places, which are largely clustered around MBTA stations both in the rapid-transit served core and on the outer reaches of the commuter rail,” said Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University in Boston. “In order to realize the private market investment in these walkable urban places, we are going to have to improve capacity and resiliency of the MBTA.”