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Woman Struck, Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Beverly

October 02, 2013

BEVERLY, Mass. — The woman was trespassing on the tracks in a wooded area between the Prides Crossing and Montserrat stations at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck.

With $393M Contract, State Invests Heavily In Green Line Extension

September 26, 2013
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BOSTON — The contract will fund the construction of three new Green Line stations in Cambridge and Somerville.

MBTA Launches Safety Campaign With Rap Video

September 04, 2013
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BOSTON — “The Safety Bounce” encourages children who use the MBTA to get to school to be safe and courteous.

MBTA Scolded Over Hiring Discrimination Record

August 20, 2013

BOSTON — MBTA risks losing $275 million in federal funds for noncompliance with hiring laws.

MBTA Releases Long-Closed Pension Data

August 09, 2013

BOSTON — More than one-third of the transit agency’s former employees getting pensions retired before the age of 55 and more than a thousand started collecting pensions in their 40s.

Mass. Lawmakers Unveil Compromise Transportation Bill

June 26, 2013

BOSTON — According to lawmakers, the measure would close a projected $118 million deficit facing the MBTA, heading off any need for further fare hikes or service cuts on the transit system.

MBTA To Open 2 New Stations, Lower Fares On Fairmount Line

June 24, 2013

BOSTON — On July 1, the MBTA will open two new stations in Dorchester and bring fares in line with those paid by subway passengers.

Report: MBTA Bus Maintenance Costs Are Excessive

June 19, 2013

BOSTON — A study found the MBTA’s average bus maintenance cost of $3.76 per mile was the fourth highest out of 379 transit agencies.

Attacks On MBTA Bus Drivers Are On The Rise

June 10, 2013
Spitting is the most common type of attack on MBTA bus drivers, accounting for 40 percent of attacks. (bradlee9119/Flickr)

BOSTON — There have been 50 assaults this year so far. Spitting is the most frequent, accounting for 40 percent of the attacks on bus drivers.

MBTA Ridership On Decline Since Fare Hikes

June 05, 2013
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

BOSTON — From last July, when fare increases went into effect, ridership is down 1.9 percent down compared to the same period of fiscal year 2012.

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