September 18, 2015
The MBTA repair crews are working aggressively — regularly shutting down parts of the Red and Orange Lines in order to better prepare them to handle large storms like those that crippled the system last winter.
September 17, 2015
The cost estimate of the long-promised trolley extension rose from roughly $2 billion last December to nearly $3 billion this spring — throwing the project into flux.
September 12, 2015
The MBTA says advertising revenue so far in 2015 is running 26 percent higher than at this same time last year. However, the boost isn’t likely to make a huge difference in the T’s finances.
September 10, 2015
Two ex-governors are championing the plan. But the current governor says his highest priority is to fix the MBTA.
September 09, 2015
Gov. Baker and the two former governors discussed the proposed underground rail link between North and South stations in an hour-long private meeting Wednesday afternoon.
September 06, 2015
Keolis Commuter Services says 64 new workers will be added to trains by the end of the year.
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
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.