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MBTA Board Votes To End Late-Night Weekend Service By March 18

February 29, 2016
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The T says the service limits access for overnight maintenance work and is not cost effective.

MBTA Employee With Most Overtime Approved His Own Extra Pay, Audit Finds

February 22, 2016

The track maintenance employee who racked up 2,600 overtime hours in less than a year “regularly approved his own overtime reporting form” and retired Jan. 31, according to ongoing MBTA audits.

Amtrak Signal Issue Faulted For Major MBTA Disruptions

February 18, 2016
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train is seen in this 2015 file photo. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“I’ve been ready to strangle somebody all day,” the governor said in a radio interview.

MBTA Workers Speak Out Against Plans To Privatize Services

February 10, 2016
On average the MBTA spent about $2.07 to subsidize each of the 395 million rides passengers took during the 2015 budget year — but that figure varies dramatically depending on the mode of service. (AP File Photo)

MBTA workers and union leaders spoke out Wednesday against a plan by T officials to privatize some services — which could affect about 250 jobs.

Here’s What Government Center Station Will Look Like When It Reopens

February 08, 2016
The MBTA's new Government Center station, pictured here on Feb. 3, is set to reopen on March 21 after a two-year renovation project. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

After being closed for nearly two years, we now have a glimpse of what the Government Center MBTA station will look like when it reopens on March 21.

MBTA’s Government Center Station To Reopen March 26

February 02, 2016
The MBTA's new Government Center station, pictured here on Feb. 3, is set to reopen on March 21 after a two-year renovation project. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The century-old station was closed for nearly two years for a $90 million renovation primarily aimed at bringing it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

MBTA Riders Blast Proposed Increase In Pass Prices As ‘Inequitable’

February 01, 2016
Commuters board the #28 Mattapan Station bus at Dudley Square MBTA station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

MBTA riders and transportation advocates railed against proposed fare hikes Monday. Of particular concern was how much the cost of passes would rise — some by more than 20 percent under the two proposals the T is considering.

Riders Knock MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Levels At Hearing In Lynn

January 26, 2016
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train leaves Lynn station in 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Monday was the first hearing on proposals aimed at securing another $33.2 million to $49.4 million from riders throughout the system.

After Severe Morning Delays, MBTA Officials Detail The State Of The Red Line

January 25, 2016
During Monday's MBTA control board hearing, board members were briefed on the state of the Red Line -- the T's busiest. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

MBTA officials said the delays were the result of weekend work to replace some of the Red Line track that runs on the Longfellow Bridge.

Officials Suggest Major Changes In Store For Green Line Extension Project

January 20, 2016
An MBTA Green Line train heads into a tunnel on Huntington Avenue. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Cost-cutting on the over-budget Green Line Extension project should be “on the side of brutal” and stakeholders “need to wrap their arms around that reality,” the chairman of the MBTA’s control board said Wedn

MBTA Hears From Public About Proposal To Cut Late-Night Service

January 19, 2016
As the T looks for ways to close a projected $242 million budget gap for next fiscal year, its late-night weekend service, which it calls "unsustainable," is on the chopping block. (learydotmark/Flickr)

As the T looks for ways to close a projected $242 million budget gap for next fiscal year, its late-night weekend service, which it calls “unsustainable,” is on the chopping block.

2 Shot At Maverick Station In East Boston

January 19, 2016

The incident caused severe delays on the Blue Line.

MBTA Update: Decision On Green Line Extension Likely This Spring, A Bit Of Good Budget News

January 11, 2016
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The T is also eyeing a retirement incentive program aimed at reducing its workforce, and plans to publish biweekly absenteeism stats beginning later this month.

MBTA Sets Public Meetings To Talk Fares, Late-Night Service And Commuter Rail Schedules

January 08, 2016
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The T will also collect public comment in writing, via email and online through Feb. 12.

Under New Proposals, MBTA Fares Could Increase By Up To 10 Percent

January 04, 2016
One option the MBTA's control board is considering would increase fares by an average 6.71 percent across the system, while the second option would increase fares by an average 9.77 percent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Under two proposals released Monday, actual fare increases would vary widely depending on what mode you use and whether you pay by trip or with a pass.

Fed Review Faults MBTA For Inadequate Maintenance Plan

December 30, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration's triennial review said the MBTA lacked a comprehensive maintenance plan. (Steven Senne/AP)

The Federal Transit Administration’s triennial review said the MBTA lacked a “comprehensive and overall maintenance plan for Heavy and Light Rail Transit.”

Gov. Baker On The Budget, The MBTA And Why He Worries ‘A Lot’ About DCF

December 24, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker, who's ending his first year as governor, is seen in his State House "working office" -- a space covered with family photos and personal memorabilia. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

“The Bella Bond thing, that is about as big a tragedy as anything I think we faced this year,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in year-end conversation.

Examining The MBTA’s 2015 Winter Woes, As The Agency Assures It’s Ready This Season

December 23, 2015

The T says it’s better prepared to handle the extreme weather that caused widespread delays throughout the public transportation system last year and led to a public outcry for fixes.

Operator Of Runaway Train No Longer An MBTA Employee

December 16, 2015
An MBTA Red Line train heads toward Braintree Station Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The MBTA operator at the center of the investigation into a runaway Red Line train no longer works for the transit agency, officials revealed Wednesday.

AP Source: MBTA GM Expected To Fire Operator Of Driverless Train

December 15, 2015
An MBTA Red Line train heads toward Braintree Station Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The recommendation came after a disciplinary hearing attended by the driver, David Vazquez. Vazquez’s lawyer said the 53-year-old feels terrible about what happened.

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