• mbta August 28, 2022 8:01 am

    Staffing Shortages Latest Issue to Plague MBTA

    Staffing shortages have resulted in the MBTA cutting back services in the Boston area. The MBTA is cutting back service on 43 bus routes during different times of the day, nine buses will have route changes and more than 30 will see departure time changes. The agency blaming staffing shortages, saying it’s having a hard time finding new bus drivers....

  • mbta July 18, 2022 6:19 pm

    Mandated Fixes Will Cost More Than $300M, MBTA Says

    The MBTA will need roughly $300 million to resolve pressing safety problems federal investigators flagged as the most critical immediate steps, and the price tag will likely swell once the probe wraps up, the agency’s chief said Monday. Kicking off a series of oversight hearings into glaring faults at the MBTA, General Manager Steve Poftak told the Transportation Committee his…

  • Wilmington January 23, 2022 1:13 am

    MBTA Says ‘Human Error' Is Focus of Investigation After Woman Killed in Train Collision

    The MBTA says a preliminary investigation has revealed that human error was a factor Friday when a commuter rail train collided with a car in Wilmington, Massachusetts, killing the 68-year-old woman inside. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak released a statement Saturday evening saying although the investigation into Roberta Sausville’s death remains very active, they have learned enough to report...

  • mbta January 7, 2022 10:07 am

    Fans Brawl on the T After Celtics Game, Police Investigating

    In the aftermath of an uninspiring loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, some fans of the Boston Celtics allowed their emotions to boil over on the train ride home from TD Garden. A brawl on the MBTA’s Red Line involving about a dozen riders is under investigation, transit police announced. The incident, which began when one man...

  • mbta January 7, 2022 8:11 am

    MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak Provides Update on Impact of Storm

    Steve Poftak, GM of the MBTA, joined NBC 10 Boston to provide and update on the impact the snowstorm is having on service during the morning commute.

  • mbta November 19, 2020 12:35 pm

    MBTA Employees, Commuters Rally Against Proposed Service Cuts

    A group of MBTA employees and commuters were scheduled to hold a rolling rally outside the agency’s Boston headquarters on Thursday morning to speak out against proposed service cuts. The rally, organized by Public Transit Public Good, was in response to proposed service cuts the MBTA put forward earlier this month due to a decline in ridership and revenue...

  • mbta November 11, 2020 7:53 am

    Commuters Sound Off on Proposed MBTA Cuts

    The public had its first chance Tuesday to weigh in on the MBTA’s planned service reductions.

  • mbta November 10, 2020 1:53 pm

    Commuters React to MBTA's Proposed Service Cuts

    Announced Monday, the proposed service cuts would halt Commuter Rail service on weekends and put ferry service on hold as part of a slate of reductions meant to save the MBTA money.

  • mbta November 11, 2020 12:04 am

    MBTA Holds Public Meetings After Proposing Deep Service Cuts

    The MBTA held the first in a series of public meetings Tuesday to discuss the agency’s plan to scale back services as it struggles with low ridership amid the coronavirus pandemic. Announced Monday, the proposed service cuts would halt Commuter Rail service on weekends and put ferry service on hold as part of a slate of reductions meant to...

  • mbta November 9, 2020 7:22 pm

    MBTA Releases Proposed Service Changes Due to Decrease in Riders, Revenue

    The details of deep proposed MBTA service cuts were released Monday as the T and its GM Steve Poftak continue to grapple with a decrease in ridership and a corresponding decline in revenue. The proposed service changes were released after the MBTA’s fiscal and management control board met virtually on Monday morning. The reductions won’t go into effect immediately,...

  • mbta June 16, 2020 3:20 pm

    MBTA Sees More Riders, But Nowhere Near the Pre-Coronavirus Days

    MBTA ridership is creeping upward from record lows as Massachusetts businesses continue to open their doors to customers and their own employees, but overall public transit use remains far lighter than before the COVID-19 outbreak began. This week, T buses transported an average of 125,000 passengers per day, an increase from 90,000 per day during the shutdown’s peak, MBTA General…

  • mbta June 16, 2020 3:37 pm

    MBTA Careening Toward Another Fiscal Crisis: Report

    The MBTA faces “existential” long-term budget challenges as the pandemic’s impact on revenue exacerbates existing trends, a fiscal watchdog group warned in a new report. By fiscal year 2022, the T could have an operating budget deficit of more than $400 million, according to a new analysis released by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Spending and revenue patterns could reach the…

  • COVID-19 May 9, 2020 5:16 pm

    MBTA Repair Schedules Derailed by Coronavirus Pandemic

    Nearly two dozen MBTA projects, including high-profile components of a plan to speed repairs during more frequent system shutdowns, will be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While senior public transit officials say they are still exploring ways to accelerate work while ridership is at historically low levels, postponements on a significant chunk of projects range between one…

  • MBTA Safety Recommendations December 9, 2019 7:03 pm

    Panel Releases Recommendations to Improve MBTA Safety

    In a new report, transit experts say the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, commuter rail trains and buses.

  • mbta December 9, 2019 7:06 pm

    ‘Immediate Attention' Needed in MBTA's Approach to Safety, Panel Finds

    The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That’s the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s fiscal and management control board to review safety on the system after a series of subway...

  • Boston December 2, 2019 4:27 pm

    Here's How the Next Blast of Snow May Impact the MBTA on Tuesday

    Sunday’s night’s snowfall had only a minor impact on travel in Boston. But the next round of snow falling overnight is expected to have a far greater impact on Tuesday’s commute. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is already preparing for what could be a messy morning.

  • Boston November 16, 2019 9:13 am

    Red Line Weekend Shutdowns Begin

    It’s the first weekend of closures for the Red Line between the Broadway and Kendall/MIT stations. Shuttle buses will replace train service on the weekends from Nov. 15 through Dec. 15,  with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Boston November 16, 2019 2:02 pm

    MBTA Red Line Weekend Closures Come Start, Part of Accelerated Improvement Plan

    Public transit commuters who depend on the MBTA Red Line may have their service disrupted on weekends for the next month as crews will shut down service from Broadway to Kendall/MIT for maintenance. The T announced weekend closings will begin Friday and end on Dec. 15, with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend. Normal services will resume on Monday’s.

  • Boston November 14, 2019 4:55 pm

    MBTA Announces Red Line Weekend Shutdowns Starting Nov. 15

    Red Line service between the Broadway and Kendall/MIT stations will be closing on weekends beginning this week, with shuttle buses replacing train service, the MBTA announced. The weekend closings will begin on Nov. 15 and end on Dec. 15, the MBTA said in a statement. Thanksgiving weekend will be the exception to this, with regular train service running from Nov....

  • mbta November 23, 2019 2:37 am

    Video Shows Cause of October's MBTA Orange Line Disruption

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