Roads: A Traffic Podcast

Roads: A Traffic Podcast

Ever wonder what’s going on with the Boston area traffic? Roads: A Traffic Podcast explores the projects and events that will affect your ride. Hosted by Boston area traffic reporter Dan Mazella.


March 2, 2023 6 mins
Why are the MBTA lines named after colors? Also, who the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks is Charlie and why is he the name of the card we use to ride the trains? I have those answers.
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October 1st, 1908, Ford's Model T was available for the common person to own. Should electric cars follow in the same footsteps?
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September 9, 2022 2 mins
Starting November 1st 2022, forgetting to get an inspection sticker could cost you!
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August 25, 2022 2 mins
A recent post on Reddit revealed that after the Orange Line work is completed, the Red Line will be the next of the MBTA to have a similar shutdown. This work may be happening sooner then you think. *this story is still developing*
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August 3, 2022 3 mins
Mark the calendars! Starting August 19 the entire Orange Line of the MBTA will be shut down for 30 straight days. Will this solve the problem and why just 30 days? Also, how can you get around without it? Listen to this short episode to get all the info you need.
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Yes, there IS a difference. Take a listen.
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July 12, 2022 10 mins
You now have the song stuck in your head. Here's a little history of the industry that keeps our cars looking nice!
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May 12, 2022 4 mins
Summer is coming to Boston! Time for some major roadwork. This time, the Sumner Tunnel, is getting a makeover but it's going to take more than this summer to finish.
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May 4, 2022 6 mins
Are you a member of the rebellion or an officer in the Empire? Taking a trip away from the asphalt and a look into the star ships from a galaxy far, far away.
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March 4, 2022 8 mins
A little history of the iconic car that aids Batman in his crusade on crime.
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February 9, 2022 3 mins
It's the "thump" you dread to feel. Potholes...New England's mortal enemies. Here's how to report one and tips to get your money back.
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December 7, 2021 4 mins
'Tis the season for Christmas Tree shopping....fa alala lalala. Here are 5 tips to make sure you (and the tree) make it home in one piece.
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August 10, 2021 3 mins
On the second Monday in August, the roads are quiet in Rhode Island.
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July 27, 2021 7 mins
There's a minimum requirement on how high a bridge and overpass needs to be if it crosses over any interstate road. Is Massachusetts just doing the minimum or was this poor planning on the driver? Plus, now that the lanes on RT 93 South are open, what's next?
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July 20, 2021 5 mins
Another bridge on I-93 South was hit?! Take a listen to see how the bridge repair at the Roosevelt Circle overpass is going to effect your ride on I-93 but also the surrounding roads.
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It's dangerous, yes, but each state has their own set of laws on the subject of riding in an open pickup truck bed. What are the ones for Massachusetts and the rest of New England? It may surprise you!
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June 17, 2021 3 mins
More roadwork on the weekends! Starting on Friday, July 18th and going through August several bridges on the Mass Pike/I-90 are going to be replaced. Find out which ones will slow down your ride.
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April 9, 2021 3 mins
So what is going on with getting a Massachusetts Inspection Sticker?
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The year is 1956 and the Interstate is being built. Wait, don't you mean highways? And what's the difference between a road, street, and avenue? It's all broken down in this episode.
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February 17, 2021 17 mins
Fellow traffic reporter Zachary Babb of Total Traffic & Weather Network in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas is here to discuss how the current chaotic weather is impacting travel on the roads in his area and chat about that deadly 100+ car pile up that was in the news.
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