December 02, 2015
After last winter’s transit meltdown, the T has spent $85 million to purchase and upgrade equipment used to remove snow from tracks.
December 01, 2015
The MBTA’s failures in a new contracting process largely drove up the cost of the Green Line extension project, consultants told state transportation officials on Monday.
November 24, 2015
Originally set to go into effect Dec. 14, the agency will now release new proposed schedule changes in December, along with plans for “extensive public engagement.”
November 23, 2015
The unanimous voice vote followed a raucous public comment period at Monday’s meeting.
November 18, 2015
The transit agency’s control board is looking for ways to close a projected budget shortfall and several board members aren’t pleased with how the T’s late night service is performing.
November 12, 2015
The new tally shows about 25,000 people voted in the online survey to pick exterior designs for new Red, Green and Orange Line cars. Initially it was believed over 177,000 had participated.
November 10, 2015
A spokesman said the T needs “sufficient time to look into evidence of some irregular voting patterns.”
November 10, 2015
“The main obstacle there is making sure there are enough accessible vehicles,” a state transportation official said.
November 09, 2015
Greater Boston young professionals say access to public transit is the most important factor in where they choose to live and work.
November 05, 2015
Activists and key senators maintain that the 2013 tax law was meant to cap fare hikes at 5 percent every two years, while a key House chairman and the Baker administration say it clearly caps fare hikes at 10 percent every two years.
November 03, 2015
Public transportation advocates say a 2013 law intended to cap fare increases at 5 percent every two years, but state transportation officials say the way the law is written makes it clear the limit is 10 percent.
October 22, 2015
On average the MBTA spent about $2.07 to subsidize each of the 395 million rides passengers took during the 2015 budget year — but the subsidy varies dramatically depending on the mode of service.
October 21, 2015
Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said while some parts of the project continue to move forward, others have been halted and are unlikely to start back up again before spring 2016.
October 20, 2015
The MBTA says the contest recognizes how important customers are to the transit system. You could view and vote for your favorite option online through Nov. 3.
October 07, 2015
Beginning in May, the MBTA will add one nonstop train trip from Worcester to Boston during the peak morning weekday commute, with one nonstop train returning back out to Worcester each evening.
October 06, 2015
The wife of a former governor is joining Boston’s mayor to condemn the idea of bringing alcohol advertising back to the MBTA.
October 06, 2015
A White House official told WBUR that Beverly Scott “requested her nomination be withdrawn due to personal reasons related to her family.”
October 05, 2015
While no formal proposal has been put forward, Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve told the T’s control board Monday that allowing alcohol ads would help the agency as its seeks to double ad revenue in the next few years.
September 30, 2015
Brian Lang blamed staffing problems — such as operator absences that lead to cancelled trips — on broken personnel policies and procedures that are unclear.
September 23, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker says he believes the MBTA is “far better prepared” for this winter than it was last year.