Riding the bus to better cognitive function

Findings from a study authored by Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Emilie Courtin, faculty member Mauricio Avendano, and colleagues reveal that making public transportation more accessible to older adults (by way of a free bus pass) did more than just boost ridership; it also increased their cognitive functioning, perhaps by facilitating a more socially and … Continue reading “Riding the bus to better cognitive function”

Health Impact Assessment Impacts Proposed Changes in MBTA Fares and Service

Pop Center Yerby Fellow Mariana Arcaya, ScD  has co-authored a study that shares the results of a health impact assessment (HIA) that influenced the MBTA to make more modest fare increases and service cuts.