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  • mbta Jul 7

    Report: MBTA COVID Plan May Worsen Traffic

    Coronavirus protocols at the T ranked second to last when compared with public transit systems in five major cities across the U.S., a new report shows. The business-backed group, A Better City, compared the T to public transit systems in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. on a range of coronavirus safety protocols as more...

  • mbta Jul 7

    MBTA Responds to Report That COVID Plan May Worsen Traffic

    The MBTA is responding to a study that finds the transportation agency second-last out of five transit systems across the country for coronavirus safety.

  • traffic study Jul 7

    MBTA COVID Plan May Worsen Traffic: Study

    A new study by A Better City finds the MBTA’s coronavirus protocols rank second to last when compared with public transit systems in five major U.S. cities.

  • coronavirus Jul 7

    Report: MBTA COVID Plan May Worsen Traffic

    The MBTA ranked second to last on a range of coronavirus safety protocols in a study by the business-backed group, A Better City, when compared with public transit systems in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

  • mbta Jun 29

    Shuttle Buses Deployed on MBTA Red Line Due to ‘Medical Emergency'

    Shuttle buses were deployed to replace service on the MBTA’s Red Line due to what the agency described as a medical emergency. The agency said in a tweet that shuttle buses were replacing Red Line service between Harvard and Alewife stations. The MBTA earlier tweeted a person was under a train at Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, Monday. Delays...

  • Massachusetts Jun 26

    Man Killed by Red Line Train at Porter Sq. Station in Cambridge

    A man was struck and killed by a Red Line train in Cambridge Friday afternoon, MBTA Transit Police said. Red Line service has been interrupted, with shuttle buses replacing trains between Alewife and Harvard stations, the MBTA said. Service delays are expected. Officers were called about the incident at the Porter Sq. Station about 4:15 p.m., police said. Local firefighters…

  • mbta Jun 23

    MBTA Ramps Up Service as Mass. Reopening Picks Up Pace

    The MBTA ramped up its train and bus services Monday as more people in Massachusetts headed to work as part of Phase 2 of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan. The increased services coincide with the second step of Phase 2 of the reopening plan, which allows for offices to operate at 50% capacity, as well as the reopening of close-contact…

  • MBTA Transit Police Jun 22

    DA to Investigate Report of Excessive Use of Force by MBTA Transit Officer

    Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced Monday that she has opened a criminal investigation into the actions of a former MBTA transit police officer who resigned amid allegations that he dragged a Black man off a bus, kneeled on his back and pushed his face into the ground. According to the Boston Globe, Officer Nicholas Morrissey resigned late last month…

  • mbta Jun 22

    MBTA Increases Service as People Head Back to Work

    As more people head back to work, the MBTA is ramping up service and cleaning protocols.

  • coronavirus Jun 22

    MBTA Increasing Service on Several Lines

    The MBTA says regular weekday service will resume on the blue line, and there will be increased weekday service on the red, orange, green, Mattapan line and commuter rail.

  • mbta Jun 22

    MBTA Gradually Resuming Regular Weekday Service

    If you take a train or bus to get to or from the Boston area, service will start ramping up again. The MBTA says regular weekday service will resume on the blue line, and there will be increased weekday service on the red, orange, green, Mattapan line and commuter rail. Service will also increase on nearly 60 bus routes. We…

  • mbta Jun 22

    MBTA Increasing Service in Phase 2 Reopening

    The MBTA says regular weekday service will resume on the blue line, and there will be increased weekday service on the red, orange, green, Mattapan line and commuter rail.

  • Massachusetts Jun 20

    Is Your Bus Crowded? MBTA Now Sharing Live Info on Some Lines

    Bus passengers on nine MBTA routes will now be able to check their phones or computers ahead of time to get a sense of what crowds they will face during their travel. Starting Friday, riders on some of the most popular lines can access real-time crowding information on the T’s website, on the MBTA-endorsed Transit app, and on digital...

  • mbta Jun 16

    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…

  • mbta Jun 16

    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 Jun 10

    MBTA to Ramp Up Service in June as Riders Are Expected to Return From Lockdown

    As more people head back to work in Phase 2 of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced it plans to increase services this month, anticipating higher passenger volume. The transit agency said Tuesday that, although ridership remains low right now, service will begin ramping up on all T lines, dozens of bus routes and…

  • coronavirus pandemic Jun 10

    MBTA Making Service Changes

    As more people head back to work in Phase 2 of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plan, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced it plans to increase services this month, anticipating higher passenger volume.

  • mbta Jun 7

    RIDE Drivers to Deliver Food in New Partnership

    The MBTA will use its paratransit service, the RIDE, to help distribute food to vulnerable Boston residents, the transit agency announced Friday.  The effort is a partnership with the city of Boston, the YMCA of Greater Boston and the Greater Boston Food Bank. Use of the RIDE service has declined during the COVID-19 crisis, the T said, and RIDE...

  • coronavirus Jun 6

    MBTA's General Manager on How the T Is Returning to Normal

    MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak on the new normal along the MBTA and what it will mean for your commute.

  • the t Jun 5

    MBTA Readies for More Riders, But How Do You Keep Social Distance on a Bus?

    With so many people working from home, ridership has plummeted on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. But as the state continues to reopen, and more of us take public transit to work, is the T ready for more riders? Some advocates worry the answer is no. “I’m very sad and disappointed and concerned,” said Richard Dimino, president and CEO...

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