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MBTA, Union Sue Over Arbitrator’s Pay Award

October 04, 2013

MBTA officials say the raises outlined in the arbitrator’s decision would cost $62 million to $88 million, a sum that would put the transit agency in financial jeopardy.

Woman Struck, Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Beverly

October 02, 2013

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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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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“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

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

MBTA Releases Long-Closed Pension Data

August 09, 2013

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

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

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

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
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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.

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