In acknowledgment of the increasing gridlock in the Seaport District, city and state leaders gathered Wednesday to offer modest short-term plans to alleviate some of the neighborhood’s traffic issues, promising that a new long-term transportation plan for the area is forthcoming.
It is a problem that has drawn increasing attention in recent months: The Innovation District’s outsized success has outpaced its transportation capacity, leading to afternoon rush hour nightmares for motorists and for the Silver Line, with little relief in sight.
The last comprehensive transportation plan for the neighborhood was published in 2000. Much has changed since then, and city and state officials have found themselves without a blueprint for how to accommodate the area’s growth. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.