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Why aren’t we moving? An inside look at the MBTA.

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Why aren’t we moving? An inside look at the MBTA.

November 8, 2018

You are on your way to work when the train comes to a screeching halt. Or maybe your train has been replaced by shuttle service once again. Perhaps, the board says your train is one minute away and ten minutes later you’re still standing on the platform. Public transportation can drive us crazy while also being a significantly better option than braving Boston traffic. We longingly admire European cities transit and wonder why can’t Boston do the same?! 

At our next Civic Series event, join us to learn what is going on behind the scenes in our transit system, dispel some of our favorite transit myths, and get your lingering questions answered such as:

  • What is a cascading delay? 
  • Why can’t transit fund itself?
  • How is the money flowing and being allocated?
  • What is all the fuss about the green line extension?
  • What exactly is happening underground?

The event will be presented by transportation expert, Matthew Ciborowski, Senior Planner at Arup and lifelong transportation devotee. The presentation will be followed by an extensive Q&A, beer, and snacks! 

SPEAKER: Matthew Ciborowski

Matthew Ciborowski is a Senior Planner in Arup’s Boston office with 10 years of experience in the public and private sectors. His work to date has focused on the Boston area through positions with the state department of transportation (MassDOT) and transit authority (MBTA), and he has worked across the United States in previous roles.

Matthew’s experience includes service planning, alternatives analysis, economic development, environmental review, and the integration of engineering services. He has extensive project management experience, having managed multi-million-dollar planning studies and P3 efforts, most of which are now in the implementation phase.

Having advised a number of MassDOT Secretaries and MBTA General Managers as well as elected officials in Massachusetts, Matthew is well positioned to understand the interface between technical planning and political reality. His policy work for both MassDOT and the MBTA has progressed into investment strategy for both agencies.

As the leader of Arup’s Boston Planning practice, Matthew delivers projects for public and private sector clients that shape the future of our cities. His key areas of focus include fare and pricing policy, passenger facility design, transit micro-investments, the integration of emerging technologies into existing networks, the interface between planning and engineering, bridging the gap between government regimes, and P3 financing strategy.


Big thank you to our sponsor Alley powered by Verizon.



November 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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