Articles by Mary Skelton Roberts

About Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts is a Senior Program Officer for Climate at the Barr Foundation, where she focuses on transportation and land use. Mary has a Master’s in City Planning with concentrations in consensus building and environmental policy and planning from MIT.

Buses are What’s Next in Transportation: But Only if Streets are Reprogrammed for Bus Rapid Transit

This is the fourth in a series entitled The Future of Mobility, a joint project of CommonWealth and Meeting of the Minds. You wait 20 minutes for a bus, only to watch three show up all at once. Soon after boarding, the glut of vehicles carrying hundreds of commuters...

Dear 2015 Boston — A Dispatch From Your Future

This blog post is a response to the Dear 2015 group blogging event prompt: The year is 2050. Write a letter to the people of 2015 describing what your city is like, and give them advice on the next 35 years. For more responses, see the Dear 2015 Event Page. Dear 2015,...

Boston is at a Crossroads. Can Bus Rapid Transit Work Here?

This past winter, the worst snowstorms in Boston’s recorded history hammered the city, crippling our transportation system for weeks, and driving home what many of us knew on some level about Boston transit—the status quo is not an option. The winter underscored the...