Mass. House Approves $13B Transportation Bill

April 16, 2014

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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.

Government Center MBTA Station Closing For 2 Years

March 22, 2014
A Green Line trolley arrives at the Government Station MBTA station on Thursday. (Sharon Brody/WBUR)

BOSTON — Beginning Saturday, the normally bustling station is closing for a major renovation that will include a new entrance, new platforms and a larger fare collection area.

Inside The MBTA's Emergency Training Center

March 20, 2014
A Blue Line car in the T's emergency training center (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

BOSTON — With a $10 million grant, Boston now has the only such training facility in the country.

Top T Official Rejects Losing Bidder’s Complaints

March 18, 2014

BOSTON — Silvio Petraglia, chief procurement officer for the MBTA, on Monday upheld the decision to award the $2.68 billion contract to Keolis Commuter Services

Source: Driver Fired For Green Line Derailment

March 14, 2014

BOSTON — The driver “failed to operate his trolley in compliance with speed and signal requirements,” a MBTA spokesperson said.

Green Line Driver In Recent Crash Fired Once Before

March 13, 2014

BOSTON — Sydely Gardner was fired in 2010 after failing to report an accident involving a pedestrian, but he was reinstated by an arbitrator.

Green Line Train Derails Near Kenmore Station

March 10, 2014
(Boston Fire Department)

BOSTON — The first car of a MBTA Green Line train bound for Riverside crashed into a tunnel wall after derailing between Kenmore and Fenway stations Monday afternoon, leaving at at least seven people with minor injuries.

MBTA Says No Extra Rail Cars For This Year’s Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

March 04, 2014
Midnight marathon cyclist Chris Nolan waits by his bike before the 2013 Midnight Bike Ride begins. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)

BOSTON — The MBTA announced that no extra commuter rail cars will be added to accommodate the hundreds of riders trying to get from South Station to Hopkinton for 26.2 mile ride to the finish line — a service the transportation agency has provided in the past.

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