MBTA Blames $25M Deficit On Arbitrator’s Award To Union

December 04, 2013

Despite fare hikes and money from the state, the MBTA is on course for another multi-million-dollar deficit this fiscal year.

MBTA To Pilot Late-Night Weekend Service In 2014

December 03, 2013

Starting this spring, the MBTA will operate all subway lines and 15 of its most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

MBTA Ridership Hits Record High

December 02, 2013

The MBTA says average weekday ridership set a record with more than 1.32 million passenger trips, a more than 4 percent jump over October 2012.

MBTA To Extend Silver Line To East Boston, Chelsea

October 30, 2013

The $82.5 million project will create Silver Line stations at Eastern Avenue, Chelsea’s Box District, Downtown Chelsea, and the Mystic Mall.

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

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

“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

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.

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