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Plan Calls For Boston-Cape Cod Passenger Trains

December 12, 2012

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

BOSTON — 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)

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

MBTA’s Ticketing App Debuts On Commuter Boats

November 28, 2012

BOSTON — The app is scheduled to make its debut Wednesday morning on commuter boats and all eight rail lines south and west of Boston.

Mass. Groups Seek New Revenue For Public Transit

November 27, 2012

BOSTON — The coalition is recommending a small payroll tax be approved to help pay for chronically underfunded public transit services in Massachusetts.

New MBTA Chief Calls For Major Investment

November 19, 2012
Incoming MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott talks to the media inside South Station Monday morning with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey. (Courtesy of MBTA)

BOSTON — Beverly Scott says she can’t rule out the possibility of fare increases next year, but promised to work with the board and state legislators on a financial fix.

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