Transportation

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Why Do We Need the Bowdoin Stop, Anyway?

The Bowdoin stop at end of the Blue Line might as well be the end of the earth. When I visit at 8:30 a.m. on […]

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Can We Ever Really Fix Bad Driving in Boston?

If you’re skimming this article online while sitting through the third round of red lights on Boston’s infamously clogged streets, you’d better stop right now. […]

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Will We Fall for Gondolas Again?

Picture this: You’re standing on the Somerville side of the Mystic, with money in your pocket and Lady Luck on your side, ready to head […]

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Living near the Green Line Extension Is Hell

It won’t be long before everyone wants to live in East Cambridge. This quiet, quirky corner of the city has long been overlooked, but that’s […]

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14 Things We’d Do with Those Vintage MBTA Cars if Someone Bought Them for Us

Have you ever sat in a Green Line trolley, looked around at the smudged windows and fake wood paneling, heard the squealing of the rails, […]

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A New Orange Line Train Just Tiptoed Back onto the Tracks

The MBTA is ever-so-gingerly reintroducing one of the two brand new Orange Line trains into service on Tuesday, the first time either has been seen […]

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Tufts Will Flip the Script on Naming Rights, Link Its Brand to a New MBTA Stop

Accepting money for buildings linked to the nation’s most notorious drug peddling family? Bad. Paying money to the MBTA to put your name on a […]

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In the 2010s, Boston Learned to Fear (and Hopefully, Someday Fix) the MBTA

Ten years ago, the MBTA was a transit system on the move. There were ample signs of progress, fueled by new technology and invigorated by […]

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Take a Look at the New Car-Free Plans for the Northern Ave. Bridge

Plans for what to do with the decommissioned Northern Avenue Bridge, are beginning to take shape, and they look… pretty sweet? The proposal presented at […]

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MBTA Green Line Back in Action After Smoke and Sparks at Park Street

Just a day after the MBTA was deemed “relatively safe” by a panel of transportation experts, the Green Line temporarily paused service from Kenmore to […]

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The MBTA’s Leadership Is “Defeated, Helpless and in Some Cases Hopeless”

A “debilitated” safety department. Employees silenced by fear of retaliation. Unanswered requests for safety equipment. Maintenance crews stretched thin. A total lapse in organization-wide communication. […]

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The New Orange Line Cars Are Making an “Uncommon Noise” Now

Well, this is a new one. As reported by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, the new Orange Line cars have once again been taken out of […]

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A Brand New Orange Line Train Did a Whoops and Derailed

Ah, shit. Guessing this is not exactly the rollout the MBTA was was expecting for its spiffy new Orange Line trains. In yet another setback […]

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Bikes

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Turn Franklin Park into a Bike Hub Elijah Evans Executive director, Bikes Not […]

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Cars

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Strategic Congestion Pricing John Fish Chairman and CEO, Suffolk Construction When you think […]