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Chelsea Silver Line Contract Awarded

September 17, 2014

State officials paved the way Wednesday for a new transit link between Boston and Chelsea, approving a $33.7 million contract for the first phase of the Silver Line extension.

App For That? Transportation Officials Review Ways To Boost MBTA Ridership

September 10, 2014

State officials are contemplating ways to boost ridership on the heels of steady fare increases in recent years.

Boston Lays Out Safety Plans For Students Taking MBTA To School

September 03, 2014

About 2,100 eighth graders will begin taking the T to school this year instead of buses as part of a cost-saving measure.

Opening Of Assembly Station On Orange Line Celebrated As ‘No Small Task’

September 02, 2014
Somerville Assembly Square

“The Assembly Station is now open,” said Mayor Joe Curtatone. “Those may seem like four small simple words, but getting to this station being built was no small or simple task.”

Assembly Square MBTA Station Opening Sept. 2

August 27, 2014
Somerville Assembly Square

Orange Line trains will begin stopping at the new Assembly station in Somerville with the start of service Tuesday morning.

New MBTA Station The Capstone Of Somerville’s Assembly Square Development

August 25, 2014

One of six new stations slated for Somerville in the next decade, the city is trying to take advantage of that development opportunity in a way that doesn’t sacrifice the community’s economic diversity.

Multiple Injuries When MBTA Bus, Car Collide

August 12, 2014

Authorities say 18 people were hurt in a collision between an MBTA bus and a car in Randolph, but none of the injuries appears serious.

Hoping For ‘No Drama,’ MBTA GM Introduces New Rail Operator

July 01, 2014

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said the contract with Keolis is very different from the previous agreement with MBCR and will focus on rider experience instead of just quantitative performance metrics.

MBTA Fares Will Increase Tuesday

June 30, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Beginning Tuesday, the price of bus and subway rides will rise by 10 cents, increasing to $1.60 and $2.10 respectively.

Report: Poor MBTA Planning Cost $11M, According To Audit

June 18, 2014

The state auditor’s report showed last-minute changes including extra stairways, larger elevators, and a new roof deck, cost much more than initial plans.

MBTA General Manager Discusses Cellphone Crackdown

June 17, 2014

MBTA operators can now be fired for possessing a cellphone while on duty. General Manager Beverly Scott says the policy will save “at least a life.”

CapeFLYER Ridership Up In First Weekend Of 2014

May 27, 2014
MBTA via Twitter

More than 1,000 riders used CapeFLYER train service between Boston and Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend.

MBTA Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty In Crash

May 27, 2014
In a photo released by the Newton Fire Department, an MBTA bus hangs over the Mass Pike. (Courtesy)

The MBTA bus driver who crashed through a guardrail has pleaded not guilty to an obstruction of justice charge.

MBTA Bus Driver Had Phone In Hand, Police Say

May 20, 2014

The veteran drive told investigators that she was being bothered by allergies and a sneezing fit caused her to close her eyes, fall to the floor and lose control of the bus.

MBTA Approves Fare Hikes For July 1

May 14, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Under the approved proposal, the price of bus and subway tickets will rise by 10 cents, increasing to $1.60 and $2.10 respectively.

MBTA Tests Protective Partitions For Bus Drivers

May 07, 2014
The protective partition made of metal and plastic glass will be tested on one bus for 90 days. If drivers give positive feedback, the MBTA will include the partition on every new bus purchased. (Courtesy MBTA)

The protective partitions are being tested as a result of an increasing number of assaults on bus drivers in recent years.

Somerville Bike Path To Extend To Boston

April 30, 2014
The Somerville Community Path (jecobo/Flickr)

The path will be built alongside the Green Line extension project, ultimately creating a continuous route from Bedford to Boston’s Charles River paths via the Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Linear Park and the Somerville Community Path.

Mass. House Approves $13B Transportation Bill

April 16, 2014

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $13 billion to jumpstart major transportation projects around the state.

MBTA Begins Rolling Out New Locomotives

April 16, 2014
Released today, this is the first of 40 new MBTA locomotives to launch into service within the next 14 months. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

The MBTA is rolling out the first of 40 new commuter train locomotives as part of a plan to upgrade its aging fleet.

MBTA Officials Outline Fare Hike Plans

March 25, 2014

MBTA fares will increase by between 4 and 7 percent on nearly all service options, according to a plan that state officials will present to the public.

An Investment In Public Transportation Is An Investment In The Future

September 24, 2013
Tech tax or not, we need a transportation system worthy of a 21st century economy. (MonotonousSarah/flickr)

Tech tax or not, we need a transportation system worthy of a 21st century economy.

Public Naming Rights — And Wrongs

August 01, 2012
(AP Photo)

Next stop, SpaghettiO’s station? The cash-strapped MBTA is considering selling naming rights for 11 stations. Not so fast, says Ed Fouhy.

All Quiet On The Commuter Rail

December 09, 2010
A T train leaving Park St. station (Chris Devers/Flickr)

The MBTA’s General Manager joins us to talk about the new quiet cars, catching fare evaders, and any of your questions.

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