• the t Oct 27

    MBTA Rider Numbers Still Down, But Crowds Are Popping Up

    Ridership on the MBTA still remains well below the norm from before COVID-19 upended the world, but after about eight months of steady gains, the agency’s head said Wednesday that some returning commuters might be surprised by the size of crowds aboard trains and buses. The T’s bus network and its Blue Line subway continue to recover at the...

  • the t Oct 21

    MBTA Green Line Extension Hits Another Delay, Timeline Uncertainty

    The MBTA will postpone the opening of the first Green Line Extension stop in Somerville by three months, and the already-delayed May 2022 goal for the remainder of the megaproject also appears uncertain, officials announced Thursday. Calling it “disappointing news,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said the transit agency now expects to reopen Lechmere Station and open a brand-new stop…

  • safety Oct 6

    MBTA's Recent Safety Improvements ‘Not Enough,' General Manager Says

    Acknowledging in the wake of a tumultuous month that a series of safety improvements have been “not enough,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Tuesday that the agency’s long-term financial outlook remains strained and hinted that federal dollars may eliminate the need to rush through a solution. Poftak told WBUR’s “Radio Boston” that the sizable pot of COVID-19 stimulus...

  • MBTA Green Line Jun 8

    ‘Schedule Pressure' Forcing Evaluation of Green Line Extension Project

    The long-awaited Green Line Extension faces “schedule pressure,” MBTA officials said Monday, and they are not “hung up on the original dates.” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak told the T’s board that they should expect a presentation on the $2.3 billion effort to expand Green Line service into Medford and Somerville at their June 21 meeting. That conversation might end…

  • winter storm Dec 17, 2020

    MBTA GM: ‘It's Tough-Going Out There'

    General Manager Steve Poftak said all MBTA services are up and running but urged people to stay home if possible. Poftak said people should allow for extra travel time if commuting is necessary.

  • mbta Jul 20, 2020

    MBTA Resumes Fare Collection, Front-Door Boarding. Here's What to Know

    The MBTA is resuming regular fare collection with new measures aimed at minimizing contact between drivers and riders. Buses and trolleys are once again boarding passengers from the front doors, at which new plexiglass barriers have been installed to separate boarding riders from MBTA drivers. At the height of the pandemic, riders could only board from the rear. “We’re...

  • mbta Jul 19, 2020

    MBTA Fare Collection, Front Door Service to Resume Monday

    The MBTA is set to resume regular fare collection this week with new measures aimed at minimizing contact between drivers and riders. Buses and trolleys will once again board passengers from the front doors, at which new plexiglass barriers have been installed to separate boarding riders from MBTA drivers. At the height of the pandemic, riders could only board from…

  • mbta Jun 7, 2020

    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, 2020

    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.

  • mbta Mar 31, 2020

    18 MBTA Employees, Including 10 Drivers, Test Positive for COVID-19

    Eighteen employees of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority — including 10 bus drivers — have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Monday. In addition to the bus drivers, a heavy rail motorperson, streetcar motorperson, yard motorperson, bus inspector, subway supervisor, technician, construction inspector and rail repairer had all tested positive, said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. The Department of Public…

  • Boston Nov 8, 2019

    MBTA Unveils New Red Line Cars

    The MBTA gave the public a look Thursday at the new trains that will be used on the Red Line. The new cars are expected to debut in spring of 2020, the MBTA said. The first six are being tested at Cabot Yard in Boston.

  • Governor Nov 5, 2019

    MBTA Board Votes in Favor of Funding Better Commuter Rail Service

    The MBTA board voted Monday to back substantial investment in the Commuter Rail, calling for electrification of the system and more frequent service through the most dense corridors in a step that transportation advocates praised as historic. The Fiscal and Management Control Board unanimously voted to adopt resolutions that call for the T to develop a “Commuter Rail transformation office”...

  • mbta Sep 7, 2019

    C Branch of Green Line Closed This Weekend for Improvements

    The C branch of the Green Line will be closed all day Saturday and Sunday as part of ongoing infrastructure improvements, according to the MBTA. Construction work will shut down the branch from St. Mary’s Street to Cleveland Circle. Service will be replaced by shuttle buses, the MBTA said.

  • Boston Aug 18, 2019

    Ferry Captain Suspended Pending Drug Test Results

    The captain of an MBTA ferry that went ashore in Boston Harbor has been placed on leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

  • Massachusetts Aug 16, 2019

    Newly Renovated MBTA Wollaston Station Reopens

    MBTA Red Line commuters can now enjoy the newly renovated Wollaston Station after a $36 million project to upgrade it was completed. The Quincy-based train station boasts energy-efficient lightning three elevators, two escalators, new restrooms and additional pathways following more than a year of work. The project began in January 2018 as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority works to upgrade...

  • Massachusetts Aug 15, 2019

    MBTA Wollaston Station to Reopen After $36M Renovation Project

    After a $36 million renovation project, the Wollaston Station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line is ready to reopen. The station in Quincy will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday, according to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. In January 2018, officials began making the station modernized and code-compliant, as MBTA officials said it was the only Red Line stop...

  • Governor Mar 3, 2020

    Orange Line Upgrade: New, More Spacious Cars Go Into Service

    New cars for Orange Line trains went into service Wednesday, in an expected boost for the embattled Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Gov. Charlie Baker and MBTA officials held a press conference at Wellington station in Medford to launch the six new cars.

  • Massachusetts Jul 20, 2019

    WATCH: Footage From MBTA Shows Red Line Derailment

    NBC10 Boston has obtained previously unreleased footage from last month’s derailment of a train on the MBTA Red Line. The line’s signal system was seriously damaged after the train went off the tracks at JFK/UMass Station on June 11, sparking criticism of the MBTA as well as repair work transportation officials expected to last through the summer. In the newly...

  • Boston Jun 25, 2019

    More Evening, Weekend MBTA Closures Under Faster Improvement Plan

    Following a month of seemingly back-to-back and ongoing hiccups for the MBTA, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced an accelerated plan to improve the transportation service’s infrastructure. Baker was joined by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak at a press conference Tuesday.

  • Boston Jun 25, 2019

    More Evening, Weekend MBTA Closures Under Faster Improvement Plan

    Following a month of seemingly back-to-back and ongoing hiccups for the MBTA, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced an accelerated plan to improve the transportation service’s infrastructure. Baker was joined by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak at a press conference Tuesday.

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