Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
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.
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.
A Medford man who distributed more than 3,000 counterfeit MBTA passes and deprived the transit agency of $225,000 in revenue has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The T’s largest employees union has vowed to sue the state, or petition the federal government to cut off millions of dollars in transit aid, if a key provision of Baker’s overhaul is approved by lawmakers.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo delivered a major win for Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday afternoon, committing himself to the creation of a management control board to oversee the MBTA in the face of opposition from Senate leaders.
Keeping up pressure on senators resistant to his MBTA reforms, Gov. Charlie Baker met with three transit riders Monday morning and used their experiences to pepper his calls for action.
“What I and the governor do not expect you to be is a fiscal and management control board for the MBTA,” Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told the reconstituted state transportation board Wednesday.
The Senate’s plan does not call for a temporary fiscal control board, a major part of the governor’s proposal. It also doesn’t suspend a union wage law that critics say drives up prices for contracting work for the MBTA.
The move gives Baker control of the panel that oversees operations at the MBTA, the RMV and other transportation departments.
Senate leaders have unveiled a state budget proposal that appears to deal a setback to Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan for overhauling the MBTA