• mbta October 27, 2022 12:41 pm

    MBTA Needs Hiring Spree To Upgrade Bus Service

    The MBTA will need to hire more than 750 new bus drivers to achieve an envisioned overhaul that would boost systemwide bus trip frequency by 25 percent, a daunting task amid a challenging labor market, officials said. Higher-ups at the transit agency have their sights set on transforming the constellation of bus routes in Boston and dozens of surrounding communities,…

  • mbta October 18, 2022 4:44 pm

    What Does the MBTA of Tomorrow Look Like? Advisory Board Talks T's Future

    A bevy of problems at the MBTA have landed the agency in an unpleasant national spotlight, and fixing them will require both an injection of sustained funding and structural changes to its oversight system, former and current public officials said Tuesday. The route to improvement for the MBTA is an intimidating one. While the T’s myriad failures draw intense...

  • mbta May 20, 2022 12:00 am

    MBTA Pulls All New Orange Line, Red Line Trains Out of Service

    The MBTA has pulled all of its new Orange Line and Red Line trains out of service once again after one of the trains had braking problems Thursday at the Wellington station in Medford, Massachusetts. MBTA officials said the issue, which disabled the train, never put riders or employees at risk and that the move was a proactive step to…

  • mbta April 28, 2022 5:00 pm

    Better Bus Service: MBTA Aims to Increase Options Across the Network

    The MBTA plans to increase bus service by 25% across the entire network, giving hundreds of thousands more Bay Staters immediate access to trips running every 15 minutes or sooner, as part of a major years-long overhaul set to be unveiled next month. Teasing details of the Bus Network Redesign program ahead of a public reveal scheduled for May 16,…

  • COVID-19 April 20, 2022 11:49 am

    Majority of Americans Support Mask Mandates on Planes, Public Transit, Poll Shows

    A new poll finds that a majority of Americans continue to support a mask requirement for people traveling on airplanes and other shared transportation.

  • Massachusetts April 20, 2022 11:24 am

    Mask Mandates End on Planes, Public Transit in Mass.: Here's Where to Wear One

    Masks are no longer required on airplanes, trains and rideshare services in Massachusetts after a federal judge in Florida struck down the mandate for methods of public transportation. The Biden administration’s mask requirement covered airlines, airports, mass transit and taxis, and was the biggest vestige of pandemic restrictions that were once the norm across the country. “What this court...

  • public transit April 5, 2022 7:35 pm

    Quincy Mayor ‘Not So Sure' on Fare-Free Buses

    Leaders in several cities and towns around the region have been placing calls to explore their own fare-free bus options since Boston officials launched a high-profile pilot program, but in Quincy, the top elected official does not share the same enthusiasm. “I think it needs more study,” Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said Tuesday when asked if he supported Boston’s...

  • Massachusetts March 17, 2022 12:45 pm

    Gov. Baker Urges Quick Adoption Of New $9.7B Transportation Bill

    The MBTA’s efforts to replace its entire Green Line trolley fleet, a statewide move toward electric vehicle adoption, and projects to make Massachusetts infrastructure more resilient in the face of climate change impact would all get a major boost under a $9.7 billion bond bill Gov. Charlie Baker rolled out Thursday. Stressing that lawmakers first need to authorize spending for…

  • mbta March 11, 2022 10:52 pm

    Workers Returning to Boston, Rising Gas Prices Could Bring Rebound to MBTA Ridership

    Boston’s workforce is slowly returning to the office with COVID-19 numbers down. But getting there remains complicated — especially now, with rising gas prices. “I do have my car, but I don’t take it to work because it would really pricey,” said one man who was having his lunch in Boston’s Post Office Square. Public transportation could make a...

  • public transportation March 7, 2022 9:01 pm

    Public Transit Gets $3.7B to Woo Riders, Adopt Green Fleets

    Public transit systems straining to win back riders after being crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a $3.7 billion boost to help stay afloat and invest in electric buses

  • mbta August 18, 2021 2:51 pm

    Design Secrets the MBTA Uses to Keep You on Track

    You may want to put on your tinfoil hat next time you walk through Boston’s transportation system, because your mind is being controlled. Well, it’s less mind control and more of a series of tiny design choices that some smart people implemented to help guide you throughout the city. Public transportation in the Boston area was a mess when...

  • mbta August 18, 2021 2:32 pm

    How the MBTA Manipulates You — in a Good Way

    A group of architects and designers transformed the MBTA from a hot mess into a streamlined public transportation system in Boston. See the design secrets they used to get you where you want to go and not hopelessly lost.

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