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  • Charlie Baker Jan 23

    Gov. Baker Proposes Hiking Rideshare Fees to Fund MBTA Improvements

    Massachusetts’ governor has proposed raising the cost of rideshares like Uber and Lyft by 80 cents to fund improvements to the MBTA.

  • mbta Jan 20

    Delays on Rockport Commuter Rail Line Due to Police Activity

    Delays are being reported on the Rockport commuter rail line on Monday morning due to police activity in Swampscott, Massachusetts. The MBTA Commuter Rail said shortly before 6 a.m. on Twitter that the 4:55 a.m. train from Rockport is holding at Swampscott due to police activity and is currently 5 to 15 minutes behind schedule. Swampscott police said they were…

  • mbta Jan 17

    Ever Dreamed of Owning Your Own MBTA Car? Now You Can

    Next stop: your house? The MBTA is auctioning off seven rail cars from the T, along with 31 buses. The available items range from Green Line cars to vintage buses, according to the company auctioning it off, Auctions International. Bidding for all items started on Jan. 14 and will end on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The starting bid on items in…

  • mbta Jan 17

    Fire in Railroad Crossing Shuts Down Commuter Rail Service in Whitman

    A fire in the switching gears of a railroad crossing in Whitman, Massachusetts has shut down Commuter Rail service in the immediate area. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the fire was reported sometime before 7 a.m. Friday in the area of 969 Franklin Street. Kingston Train 036 is running up to 15 minutes behind schedule as crews respond to…

  • No Pants Subway Ride Jan 14

    Take the T With Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride

    The phenomenon started by Improv Everywhere is going strong in Boston as dozens of people passionate about being pantsless rode the T in their skivvies one January day. No “ifs,” “ands” or “butts” about it.

  • Massachusetts Jan 5

    Transit Police: Green Line Strikes Woman in Newton

    A woman in her 40s was brought to the hospital after she was hit by a MBTA Green Line train, according to transit police.

  • Massachusetts Jan 3

    Police Investigate Assault on MBTA Employee

    Transit police are looking for two people of interest after an MBTA employee was assaulted in Dorchester. Details were limited, but investigators said the employee suffered a serious facial injury in the attack at the Fields Corner MBTA station. The incident, which was described as an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, transit police…

  • mbta Jan 2

    Teens Bullied Elderly Man, Other MBTA Passengers: Police

    Two Boston teens are facing charges after they allegedly bullied an elderly man and other passengers on an MBTA train on New Year’s Eve. MBTA Transit Police said they received a call at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 31 about two males who were harassing and intimidating other passengers on an Orange Line train bound for Oak Grove. When the officers…

  • MBTA Commuter Rail Dec 30, 2019

    Worcester Commuter Rail Line Repairs Mostly Complete After Derailment: MBTA

    The main tracks on the commuter rail’s Worcester line have been repaired and will be open for Monday’s commute, the MBTA announced Sunday. While the repairs following the Dec. 26 train derailment allow the MBTA to operate the line on a regular service schedule, the winter storm may still cause weather delays. “Our crews will continue to complete repairs,...

  • commuter rail Dec 27, 2019

    Human Error May Have Caused Commuter Rail Derailment

    The MBTA says human error may be to blame for a slow-speed derailment on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail line Thursday. That derailment was still causing delays for commuters on Friday.

  • derailment Dec 27, 2019

    MBTA Commuter Rail Still Experiencing Delays From Slow-Speed Derailment

    A portion of the MBTA Commuter Rail Line was still experiencing delays Friday following a “slow-speed” derailment a day earlier. The Framingham-Worcester Line was expected to experience delays of up to 20 minutes into the evening commute, according to the agency. Human error is to blame for the derailment near Landsdowne station in Boston Thursday afternoon, the MBTA said. Keolis,…

  • mbta Dec 25, 2019

    2 Children Among 3 Dead at Boston Parking Garage

    A woman and two children are dead after being found on a sidewalk in Boston. Police are investigating an abandoned SUV near the scene.

  • Roxbury Dec 26, 2019

    Woman, 2 Kids Dead After Being Found on Sidewalk Near Boston Parking Garage

    A woman and two young children are dead after being found unconscious on a sidewalk in Boston, police said in a somber news conference Christmas Day. The announcement from Boston police, which didn’t identify the relationship between the three people in the incident or what might have happened, came after Northeastern University police warned the public to stay away...

  • commuter rail Dec 16, 2019

    These Boston-Area Commuter Rail Stations Will Get Fare Gates: Report

    Three of the Hub’s busiest Commuter Rail train stations will reportedly get fare gates installed next year in an effort to improve fare collections. The Boston Globe reports Back Bay, South Station and North Station will roll out the new gates with the latter probably being the first to get them installed. Commuter Rail manager Keolis will reportedly install...

  • green line Dec 10, 2019

    Service Resumes on MBTA’s Green Line After Smoke Fills Park Street Station

    Service has resumed on the MBTA’s Green Line after smoke due to a power issue consumed Park Street station Tuesday afternoon. MBTA officials first tweeted at about 1 p.m. that service was impacted between Park Street and Haymarket stations. About an hour later, officials said service between Kenmore and Haymarket was also impacted due to the power problem. At...

  • mbta Dec 10, 2019

    MBTA’s New Fare System Expected to Be Late, Over Budget

    The plan to modernize the Boston area public transit system’s fare collection technology is expected to cost more and take years longer to implement than originally thought, agency officials said. Plans to have the technology installed by 2021 have now been pushed back to 2024, and the cost is expected to jump from $700 million to perhaps $1 billion, officials…

  • mbta Dec 10, 2019

    ‘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...

  • mbta Dec 4, 2019

    Here’s What Was Causing the New Orange Line Trains to Make Odd Noises

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials have figured out what was causing six new Orange Line cars to make what they described as “uncommon” noises. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials have figured out what was causing six new Orange Line cars to make what they described as “uncommon” noises. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Wednesday that the noise was being…

  • mbta Dec 4, 2019

    New Orange Line Trains Removed From Service for ‘Uncommon Noise,’ MBTA Says

    Four months after six new Orange Line cars were debuted, officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority have taken them out of service to investigate an “uncommon noise.” The noise was coming from the underside of the new cars, MBTA Deputy Press Secretary Lisa Battiston wrote in an email. “With safety as a top priority and out of an abundance…

  • snow Dec 4, 2019

    Portion of Orange Line Suspended Due to Power Problem: MBTA

    A part of the Orange Line was suspended Tuesday morning because of a “power problem” at State Street station, the MBTA said.  Service was suspended between Haymarket and Tufts stations, the agency said in a tweet. Commuters were advised to use Green Line service to access downtown areas.  No further information was immediately available. 

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