What the Orange Line Shut Down Means for Our Health & the Environment

The rare suspension of an entire T line has brought many headaches, but also an unexpected opportunity for researchers, Jonathan Buonocore, Chad Milando, and Chris Rick to study the health and environmental consequences of a public transit shutdown. At the start of the shutdown, they launched first phase of a multi-pronged project to quantify the links between public transportation and a host of factors that affect public health, including traffic congestion, air quality, pollution, traffic fatalities, and mobile activity—and how certain communities are disproportionately and adversely affected by these outcomes.

Learn more about this unique research opportunity and the details of the study here.

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