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Commuter Weighs In On MBTA’s Lengthy, Weather-Related Delays

February 04, 2015

One of the thousands of weary MBTA passengers describes her two-hour commute, which usually takes 25 minutes, on Tuesday.

Champion Patriots Parade Through Snowy Boston Streets

February 04, 2015
Map of the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade route. The parade will start at Boylston and Dalton streets, go down Boylston and turn left on Tremont street before continuing onto Cambridge Street and ending at City Hall, according to the mayor's office.

Despite high snowbanks, slippery streets and rough recent commutes, Boston is set to hold a victory parade to honor the Super Bowl champs.

Mass. Budget And Policy Center President Talks Baker’s Proposed Cuts To Fix Budget Shortfall

February 04, 2015

President of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center dives into the details of Gov. Charlie Baker’s new plans to bring the lopsided state budget back into balance.

With Widespread Delays, MBTA’s Long-Standing Issues Come Into Focus

February 04, 2015
A Green Line trolley runs down Commonwealth Avenue in Boston in February. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

MBTA officials and some observers say Tuesday’s system-wide delays are a result of years of under-investment.

Record Snowfall, Cold Snarls Commutes

February 03, 2015

Record back-to-back snowstorms and cold temperatures wound up turning workaday public transit commutes Tuesday morning into woeful epic journeys.

MBTA Problems ‘The Unavoidable Result Of Years Of Bad Transportation Policy’

February 03, 2015

Charlie Chieppio has written extensively about the MBTA and told WBUR the transit agency has some big problems that the Baker administration is going to have to deal with.

MBTA Ride Service To Pilot Means-Based Discount

December 11, 2014

A total of 600 customers will be eligible for $1 discount on trips under a six-month pilot program that will begin by July.

Pilot Program Would Give Some Students Discounted MBTA Passes

December 11, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A trial program would offer monthly T passes at 1/3 their normal rate for teens in Boston and Chelsea, coupled with possible discounts for area college students.

Federal Government Commits Nearly $1 Billion To Green Line Extension

December 02, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Federal Transit Administration says it intends to provide the state with about 43 percent of the funds needed to complete the nearly $2.3 billion project.

7 Reported Hurt In Minor Crash Between Boston Trolleys

November 26, 2014

An MBTA spokesman says seven people complained of back discomfort after two trolleys were involved in a minor crash in Boston.

Commuter Rail Operator Hit With $804K In Penalties

November 19, 2014

Keolis was fined $434,000 for on-time performance issues and $370,000 for other issues, such as station and train cleanliness.

South Station Renamed In Honor Of Former Gov. Dukakis

November 10, 2014
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis was known for taking public transit to work during his time in office. Here, he talks to commuters on a streetcar from Brookline to Boston in 1975. (AP)

The station, which Gov. Dukakis oversaw a complete overhaul of in the 1980s, will now be known as the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.

T May Eliminate 2 Green Line Stops Along Commonwealth Avenue

October 23, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Under the plan, the MBTA would close the stops at BU West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street and Babcock Street and create two new stops — one just west of the current BU West stop and one between the existing Pleasant Street and Babcock Street locations.

You Can Now Track The Location Of Above-Ground Green Line Trolleys

October 23, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The MBTA is working to add arrival time predictions within the next two months and expects to be able to track underground trains next year.

Chinese Company Hopes MBTA Contract Will Be U.S. Launching Pad

October 22, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

Over the objections of rival bidders and human rights advocates, a Chinese rail car manufacturer on Wednesday won a lucrative state contract to supply the MBTA with 284 new Red Line and Orange Line cars to be assembled in Springfield.

Chinese Company Could Build New Red And Orange Line Cars In Springfield

October 21, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

A state-owned Chinese company is set to be awarded a $566.6 million contract to build 284 new MBTA subway cars. And it estimates its proposed Springfield manufacturing facility would create 250 new jobs.

Fairmount Line To Add Weekend Service, Maintain Lower Fares

October 16, 2014
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

Further into the future, the MBTA will add specialized rail cars that allow for more frequent service on weekends and during midday hours, when there is less demand.

Weekend Service Restored On 3 Commuter Rail Lines

October 08, 2014
In this 2011 file photo, a commuter train leaves the MBTA station in Andover. (AP)

Starting Dec. 27, Saturday and Sunday service will be restored to the Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines, while Saturday service only will be restored to the Needham line.

Prep Work Begins For Somerville Green Line Extension

September 29, 2014

Workers will begin removing contaminated soil and demolishing existing buildings at the Union Square site, which is set open in 2017.

MBTA To Receive $35M To Improve Storm Resistance

September 22, 2014

It’s part of a $3.6 billion federal project to aid public transportation systems damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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