Scout’s intern Emily Curtis is a sophomore at Emerson College in downtown Boston, where the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a closed campus and has left thousands of students scrambling to get home. She writes about the experience of traveling during this time. At the very beginning of what I jokingly compared to a “World […]
Residents, commuters, and tourists already zip around major cities including Los Angeles, D.C., Miami, and Austin on electric scooters. Cambridge might join the shared e-scooter craze soon, but not without establishing regulations and permitting requirements. “I subscribe to a Google alert for electric scooters, and every day I get an email that has six or […]
When budget delegates convene next week to discuss 2018’s Participatory Budgeting proposals, they’re going to have their work cut out for them. This is the fourth PB cycle, which invites the community to decide how a portion of the city’s capital budget is spent. Ideas are organized into seven categories: culture and community facilities, education, environment, parks and […]
When Bridj launched this past June, they put the Mercedes Sprinter (their vehicle of choice) before the wheel, so to speak. One of the company’s first routes traversed three cities—Cambridge, Boston and Brookline—before it had been awarded licenses to technically operate in any of them.
Bridj, the Kendall Square startup aimed at providing transportation solutions for the Greater Boston Area, announced today their new app that will bring the booking process from the web to your smartphone. The business is still in its beta phase, but since launching in June, Bridj has expanded its coverage to locales in Boston, Cambridge […]
It’s around 12:30 a.m. when my Uber driver James pulls up. I’m the last fare of the night, and since it’s a two-door car, I slide into the front seat. He says he only drives for Uber once a week to supplement his income and is overwhelmingly positive about his experience. “Uber is safer,” he […]