New Historical Railroad and Trolley Maps Added to Resources Page

The transit rights-of-way page has been updated with some great railroad and trolley maps circa 1910 and earlier.  The trolley map is particularly striking; today we are told that rail electrification is infeasible, but the map shows that nearly every main street in eastern Massachusetts had an electric trolley in 1910.  Amazing.

A Blog is Born

In about fifteen years of riding mass transit in the Boston area, I’ve accumulated more than my share of thoughts about how transit is implemented, and how things ought to be. The idea behind this blog is to share, a sort of MBTA-unfiltered. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing — sharing firsthand observations and sharing the results of my data mining projects. If transit or the MBTA interest you, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!