Posts by Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts is a co-director Climate, focusing on transportation and land use—two critical levers for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her portfolio aims to modernize our transit systems and to help communities transform themselves into more walkable, connected places where all residents have attractive alternatives to driving and spend far less time and money traveling by car.

The Transportation Dividend

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

New study quantifies the significant economic and quality-of-life benefits Greater Boston and Massachusetts enjoy thanks to investments in transportation.

March 06, 2018 | Category: Climate

Luck is Not a Strategy for Climate Change

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Last month's Nor'easter was an urgent reminder of the work still left to be done to prepare Boston for climate change.

February 08, 2018 | Category: Climate

Barr’s New Climate Resilience Strategies

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Climate Program Co-Directors Mariella Puerto and Mary Skelton Roberts outline the rationale, priorities, and early steps of the Foundation’s newly-expanded focus on resilience.

January 05, 2018 | Category: Climate

Time for Aspiration for Mobility in Massachusetts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Reflections on the urgency, and possibility of dramatic change in Massachusetts’ transportation system in 2018 and beyond.

December 22, 2017 | Category: Climate

Riding the Bus Is About to Get Better for 30,000 Commuters

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown, receive $100,000 grants to demonstrate BRT’s potential.

December 07, 2017 | Category: Climate

Unlikely Meetings. Uncommon Solutions for the Future of Mobility.

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Jessie Feller

Jessie Feller Hahn

Guest Author · Executive Director, Meeting of the Minds

Sharing the big ideas and ongoing conversations from the Meeting of the Minds Boston Mobility Summit.

August 16, 2017 | Category: Climate

Area Leaders Join Effort to Link Boston Neighborhoods and Job Centers with Bus Rapid Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Rick Dimino

Richard A. Dimino

Guest Author · President & CEO, A Better City

Barr Climate Program Co-Director Mary Skelton Roberts interviews State Representative Russell Holmes and A Better City CEO Rick Dimino, members of a newly-formed advisory committee for BostonBRT.

July 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

We’re Calling on Cities to Lead the Way to Better Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts shares an opportunity for communities to pilot elements of Gold Standard Bus Rapid Transit.

March 21, 2017 | Category: Climate

Buses Are What’s Next in Transportation

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of Commonwealth Magazine on January 23, 2017.

January 27, 2017 | Category: Climate

An Exit Interview with a Transportation Champion

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Reflections, lessons learned, and advice from Kristina Egan at the close of her five-year tenure as Transportation for Massachusetts executive director.

September 08, 2016 | Category: Climate