Report: MBTA Bus Maintenance Costs Are Excessive

June 19, 2013

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)

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)

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.

MBTA Looks To End Assaults On Employees

May 06, 2013

Among other measures, T officials are asking the Legislature to toughen the penalties for assaulting transit workers.

Survey: Riders Want Extended MBTA Hours

March 22, 2013

Almost 26,000 people responded to the online survey conducted by the voluntary Rider Oversight Committee.

Speaker DeLeo Seeks Smaller Tax Hike Than Patrick

March 07, 2013

The governor in his state budget request has called for a net tax increase of $1.9 billion to pay for transportation and education improvements.

Temporary Extension Seen For Mass. Commuter Rail Operator

February 27, 2013

The company’s contract with the MBTA expires on June 30, but officials have indicated they will not be able to complete the procurement process for a new contract by that time.

MBTA GM: This Is What Happens From Aging Infrastructure

January 23, 2013

MBTA GM Beverly Scott said Wednesday’s Green Line incident demonstrated transit workers’ pluck and the need to invest in the transit system.

MBTA Threatens To Cancel Troubled Contract

January 11, 2013

In a letter obtained by The Boston Globe, officials expressed deep frustration, declaring that “this seriously troubled procurement is at a point of crisis.”

Former Mass. Transportation Secretary Urges Bold Changes To Transit Funding

January 04, 2013

Official estimates show the state could need up to $1 billion a year in new revenue to meet highway and mass transit needs.

Despite Fare Hike, MBTA Ridership Continues To Grow

December 26, 2012
The overall number of riders on the MBTA rose in November, continuing a recent trend despite a fare hike that took effect in July.

The overall number of riders on the MBTA rose in November, continuing a recent trend despite a fare hike that took effect in July.

New MBTA GM Talks About The Job Ahead

December 17, 2012

Beverly Scott, who began her new job Monday, talks about the job ahead.

New MBTA General Manager Begins Work

December 17, 2012

Beverly Scott takes over the MBTA after five years at the helm of the transit system in Atlanta.

Plan Calls For Boston-Cape Cod Passenger Trains

December 12, 2012

State officials say they are working with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority on the service, which would operate on weekends only.

Ground Broken On First Phase Of Green Line Extension

December 11, 2012

The state plans to begin work renovating bridges and underpasses that will be a part of a project bringing the trolley through Somerville to Medford.

Report: Driver In MBTA Crash Also Works For City

December 07, 2012

The MBTA subway driver fired for crashing into another trolley has worked a second public sector job for 26 years.

State Seeks Alternatives To Pricey Green Line Signal System Overhaul

December 06, 2012

The signal system would automatically deter trolleys from running into one another. Its cost is estimated to be at least $662 million.

After Accident, T Fires Driver, Faces Questions About Moonlighting

December 05, 2012
A screenshot of surveillance footage of Thursday's MBTA accident (MBTA)

The driver had worked a midnight-8 a.m. shift at another job before beginning his 11 a.m. T shift.

Government Center Station To Close For 2 Years

November 30, 2012
An artists rendering of the proposed station entrance for Government Center station. (Courtesy of the MBTA)

The station will close in the fall of 2013 for a $90 million overhaul that will upgrade infrastructure and make the station accessible.

2 T Trolleys Bump At Boston’s Boylston Station

November 29, 2012
(Boston Fire Department, via Twitter)

About three dozen people were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment of mostly minor injuries.

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