In this issue, we tackle two topics that touch everyone’s lives: technology and transportation. From startup founders to transportation advocates, from technology users to public transit riders, most of us engage with these themes on a daily basis.
We started by looking at the Green Line Extension, which is set to rock Somerville, from two different angles: the impact of its construction on local businesses (p.20) and one organization’s fight for the equity it promises (p.24). Then we stepped inside bicycle repair coop to see how some cyclists keep their equipment in shape (p.32).
For technology, we learned about two companies whose innovations have far-reaching implications. There’s a robotic farming assistant from Root AI that could revolutionize the agriculture industry (p.26) and a tech firm that manages data and voter outreach for the Democratic Party (p.30).
We also have several stories outside of this issue’s theme, including profiles of local dance legend Deborah Mason (p.40) and a community-oriented letterpress studio (p.38). The most delicious: a roundup of local ice cream spots, complete with information on the atmosphere, the owners, and options for people with dietary restrictions (p.36).
So sit back during your T ride, as you listen to music from your phone, or as you eat some local ice cream, and dig into the Technology & Transportation Issue. We hope you enjoy it!
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