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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.

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)

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.

Obama Budget Includes Money For Green Line Extension

March 04, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano called the inclusion of the project in the budget “an important step in securing the federal funding necessary” for the transit project.

Coakley Weighing Options If T Retirement Board Doesn’t Adopt Reforms

February 25, 2014

Martha Coakley says the MBTA Retirement Board should be more transparent.

After Delay, Government Center Station To Close In March For 2 Years

February 12, 2014
A rendering of the proposed Government Center station entrance. Construction will close the station to passengers for two years. (Courtesy of the MBTA)

The Government Center MBTA station will close for two years on March 22 for a $90 million construction project to overhaul the century-old station.

Mass. Holds Hearings On $12B Transportation Spending Plan

January 30, 2014

The five-year plan outlines how Massachusetts will spend its transportation funding through mid-2018. Critics say it fails to fund key projects like replacing MBTA buses.

Report: MBTA’s New Rail Cars Experiencing Problems

January 29, 2014

MBTA workers and their unions say the transit agency’s fleet of new commuter rail cars is plagued with mechanical, engineering, and software problems.

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