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A Man Is Dead After a Commuter Rail Collision in Somerville

A man is dead after a Commuter Rail collision on the Fitchburg line in Somerville Monday, police say. The collision happened about 500 yards east of the […]

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Cutting Weekend Commuter Rail Service Could Leave Sports Fans Stranded

For many Boston sports fans hoping to avoid the perils of driving into the city and—gasp—finding parking, taking the commuter rail is the easiest way to catch […]

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New MBTA Ads Will Remind Riders That T Drivers Are People, Too

MBTA employees, no strangers to abuse while shuttling commuters around Boston, are about to get some recognition this week. Starting Thursday, 1,000 signs will be put […]

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The MBTA Might End Weekend Commuter Rail Trips

The MBTA is mulling whether to eliminate weekend service on the Commuter Rail for one year, a cost-cutting measure that will be met with intense pushback […]

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The Go Boston 2030 Transportation Plan: Seven Things to Know

The city has just released its new plan for the future of transportation here, Go Boston 2030, which outlines a grand new vision: fewer cars, more […]

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We’re Number One! MBTA Trains Had the Most Derailments in the U.S.

Someone get us a trophy, because we’re number one again. In 2016, the MBTA’s trains saw more derailments than did trains in any other system in the […]

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The MBTA Needs a New General Manager

For the fourth time in just over two years, the MBTA is looking for a new general manager. Acting GM Brian Shortsleeve will step down […]

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The Orange Line Mockup Has Arrived in Boston

Update Monday, March 27, 2:00 p.m.: Soon, you can see it for yourself! The Orange Line mockup will be available for the public to peruse at City […]

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A Boston Subway Documentary Airs Tonight

What is now a staple of city life here, and a resource we all love to hate, began with an ambitious idea: that Boston should […]

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The Trump Team Likes the Green Line Extension

So, some good news. It looks like President Donald Trump and his team like the Green Line extension. Or at least they like it enough […]

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Petition to Rename Boylston T Stop ‘Emerson College’ Gains 800 Signatures

Boston College has one. Northeastern University and Bunker Hill Community College both have one, too. Boston University has three. MIT has half of one. Students […]

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The Curmudgeon’s Guide to the MBTA

Ah, the T: the very bane of your Boston existence. Whether it’s the theremin-esque bleeep-blooops announcing the doors opening on a rickety Orange Line train, […]

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Chris Dempsey, Leader of the Olympics Opposition, Has a New Gig

Less than two years after he led the effort to scuttle Boston’s ill-conceived bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Chris Dempsey has a new job […]

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The MBTA’s Struggling Warehouse Will Be Privatized

It’ll be faster, cheaper, and more efficient, T officials say. And there won’t be any more waiting around more than two days for widgets. By privatizing […]

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The MBTA Could Dump Keolis

When Keolis’ contract is up in 2022, the MBTA is leaving open the possibility of dumping the commuter rail operator and moving on. That’s according […]