The Urban Ring and the Future of Transit in Greater Boston

July 22, 2003
Charles Euchner (Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston) and Anthony Flint (Journalist, The Boston Globe)

The Urban Ring would create a new transit line connecting six cities and towns in Greater Boston’s urban core – not only moving people around in new ways, but also providing new opportunities to foster development and improve the "look and feel" of the region. Planners say the project is critical to a regional "smart growth" strategy. But questions remain about the project’s details — creating an unobstructed pathway for the system, paying for new infrastructure and operations, and making the system an integral part of community planning.