August 31, 2015
Running and repairing the MBTA just got a lot more expensive.
August 25, 2015
Some Somerville residents, however, aren’t so optimistic that the state will absorb up to $1 billion in possible cost overruns.
August 24, 2015
The cost set by the contractor for the first three stations is more than double the amount state and federal transit officials recently estimated, calling into question the full price tag of the new trolley line and whether the state can afford to build it.
August 21, 2015
Brian Shortsleeve has a big job ahead of him. The businessman and former Marine was appointed as the MBTA’s new chief administrator last month.
August 21, 2015
The T says the buses and drivers currently on the routes targeted for privatization would be re-deployed to other areas of the system that need more service.
August 19, 2015
Mary Holmes, who is being represented in the suit by the ACLU, alleges two transit police officers beat and pepper-sprayed her when she tried to help a woman she says was being shoved by the officers.
August 18, 2015
The MBTA’s commuter rail provider has agreed to a number of items aimed at improving rail service for customers following last winter’s failures.
August 13, 2015
The MBTA unveiled a new digital monitor at Kenmore station. Others are coming in the next weeks and months.
August 04, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
July 31, 2015
It’d be the first time that a private developer would subsidize T operations.
July 30, 2015
Brian Shortsleeve, a one-time political director for Mitt Romney, will serve in the newly-created position of chief administrator.
July 21, 2015
The management and fiscal control board did not take any action at the meeting, relying instead on nearly two hours of presentations transportation leaders.
July 05, 2015
Starting Monday, commuters will no longer have the old-fashioned option of paying for parking at stations by folding up dollars bills and stuffing them into tiny slots.
June 30, 2015
Boston 2024’s new, more detailed Olympic bid proposal reveals that taxpayers would need to help pay for transportation improvements needed to hold the games in the city. Projected costs include about $350 million to improve the Green Line so it can handle more three-car trains; an additional $105 million to move passengers more quickly through the Red Line; and another $100 million to improve the Broadway T Station.
June 26, 2015
Service will run until 2 a.m. instead of the current 2:30 a.m., the frequency of service will be reduced, and five late night bus routes will be eliminated.
June 23, 2015
A Medford man who distributed more than 3,000 counterfeit MBTA passes and deprived the transit agency of $225,000 in revenue has been sentenced to three years in prison.
June 17, 2015
The independent audit also reports that the MBTA’s commuter rail service is expected to lose even more money this year, the Globe reports. A company spokeswoman says Keolis has faced several challenges, including “poor maintenance” of trains from its predecessor.
June 04, 2015
Baker’s “resiliency plan” proposes several infrastructure, equipment and operations updates to improve transit service during severe weather.
May 28, 2015
The T’s largest employees union has vowed to sue the state, or petition the federal government to cut off millions of dollars in transit aid, if a key provision of Baker’s overhaul is approved by lawmakers.
May 28, 2015
MBTA riders and advocates at a hearing were largely opposed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to suspend $500 million in transportation funding over the next several years.
May 22, 2015
Democrats and Republicans came together over a compromise to put the MBTA under the authority of financial control board for at least three years, but no more than five years.
September 24, 2013
Tech tax or not, we need a transportation system worthy of a 21st century economy.
August 01, 2012
Next stop, SpaghettiO’s station? The cash-strapped MBTA is considering selling naming rights for 11 stations. Not so fast, says Ed Fouhy.
December 09, 2010
The MBTA’s General Manager joins us to talk about the new quiet cars, catching fare evaders, and any of your questions.