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Forest Hills: Neighborhood in Transit

Construction wraps up at the Forest Hills station, where pedestrians, cyclists and drives each have newly designated routes. Photo by Andy Robinson. Story by Zach Ben-Amots, Jianou Han & DJ Wassick Forest Hills only has two consistent, defining features: change and a train station. For at least five years, the Forest Hills station has been…

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METCO: One Day for Students in a Voluntary Desegregation Program

Founded in 1966, the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, or METCO, is the longest-running voluntary desegregation program in the country. After its founding, METCO helped integrate some suburban schools. But most of Boston Public Schools remained heavily segregated. So in 1974, Boston schools faced a court-ordered mandate to fully desegregate, leading to the Boston Busing Crisis. Mandated…

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Transit Justice: T Riders Union

 The T Riders Union, or TRU, is a transportation advocacy program sponsored by Alternatives for Community and Environment, a nonprofit based in Dudley Square. TRU’s mission is to promote the needs of public transit riders and provide a platform for transit-dependent, low-income populations in Boston. TRU serves as a liaison between those riders and administrators for the Massachusetts…