Posts by Lisa Jacobson

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Lisa Jacobson is a senior program officer on Barr’s Climate team. Her work focuses on transportation and land use, in particular accelerating the development of more walkable, connected, and low-carbon communities in Massachusetts. She has significant transportation planning and policy experience at the local, state, and federal levels.

How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

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Katherine Fichter

Guest Author · Assistant Secretary, MassDOT

The COVID pandemic pushed Massachusetts cities and towns to rethink their public spaces. It also pushed us as funders to rethink how we do our work.

July 01, 2021 | Category: Mobility

Embracing Winter with Creative Ways to Stay Outdoors

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Inspiration and insights from cold-weather cities reimagining winter as a season to love.

December 17, 2020 | Category: Climate

In the Midst of a Transportation Crisis, Let’s Have Some Hope

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Results of three bus pilot projects prove that change is possible.

July 31, 2019 | Category: Climate

The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.

October 12, 2017 | Category: Climate

Commuting to Boston by Boat? In Five Years, You Could Be.

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

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Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Insights into new efforts to expand ferry service in Boston Harbor, from Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now.

September 14, 2017 | Category: Climate

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Eight questions with Lisa Jacobson, who recently joined Barr as Program Officer for Mobility.

October 11, 2016 | Category: Climate