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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.

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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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.

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