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MBTA Ride Service To Pilot Means-Based Discount

December 11, 2014

A total of 600 customers will be eligible for $1 discount on trips under a six-month pilot program that will begin by July.

Pilot Program Would Give Some Students Discounted MBTA Passes

December 11, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A trial program would offer monthly T passes at 1/3 their normal rate for teens in Boston and Chelsea, coupled with possible discounts for area college students.

Federal Government Commits Nearly $1 Billion To Green Line Extension

December 02, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Federal Transit Administration says it intends to provide the state with about 43 percent of the funds needed to complete the nearly $2.3 billion project.

7 Reported Hurt In Minor Crash Between Boston Trolleys

November 26, 2014

An MBTA spokesman says seven people complained of back discomfort after two trolleys were involved in a minor crash in Boston.

Commuter Rail Operator Hit With $804K In Penalties

November 19, 2014

Keolis was fined $434,000 for on-time performance issues and $370,000 for other issues, such as station and train cleanliness.

South Station Renamed In Honor Of Former Gov. Dukakis

November 10, 2014
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis was known for taking public transit to work during his time in office. Here, he talks to commuters on a streetcar from Brookline to Boston in 1975. (AP)

The station, which Gov. Dukakis oversaw a complete overhaul of in the 1980s, will now be known as the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.

T May Eliminate 2 Green Line Stops Along Commonwealth Avenue

October 23, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Under the plan, the MBTA would close the stops at BU West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street and Babcock Street and create two new stops — one just west of the current BU West stop and one between the existing Pleasant Street and Babcock Street locations.

You Can Now Track The Location Of Above-Ground Green Line Trolleys

October 23, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The MBTA is working to add arrival time predictions within the next two months and expects to be able to track underground trains next year.

Chinese Company Hopes MBTA Contract Will Be U.S. Launching Pad

October 22, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

Over the objections of rival bidders and human rights advocates, a Chinese rail car manufacturer on Wednesday won a lucrative state contract to supply the MBTA with 284 new Red Line and Orange Line cars to be assembled in Springfield.

Chinese Company Could Build New Red And Orange Line Cars In Springfield

October 21, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

A state-owned Chinese company is set to be awarded a $566.6 million contract to build 284 new MBTA subway cars. And it estimates its proposed Springfield manufacturing facility would create 250 new jobs.

Fairmount Line To Add Weekend Service, Maintain Lower Fares

October 16, 2014
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

Further into the future, the MBTA will add specialized rail cars that allow for more frequent service on weekends and during midday hours, when there is less demand.

Weekend Service Restored On 3 Commuter Rail Lines

October 08, 2014
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

Starting Dec. 27, Saturday and Sunday service will be restored to the Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines, while Saturday service only will be restored to the Needham line.

Prep Work Begins For Somerville Green Line Extension

September 29, 2014

Workers will begin removing contaminated soil and demolishing existing buildings at the Union Square site, which is set open in 2017.

MBTA To Receive $35M To Improve Storm Resistance

September 22, 2014

It’s part of a $3.6 billion federal project to aid public transportation systems damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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.

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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