This is a great letter by Marc Draisen, director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Boston region. It has much relevance to the current situation in Allston and Brighton and particularly Harvard's development plans and their limited plans for improving our transit and roads. Here are a couple quotes:
we need to fix our roads and bridges when they need it, not 10 years later when the costs have doubled
The entire system is broken. Fixing it is essential to cut down on congestion and encourage more companies to locate and expand in our region.
Marc's letter is in response to this recent story - Transit and roads face huge shortfall