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Scenes from a Disaster: Today’s Surprise Orange Line Shutdown

Update, 10/21 2:23 p.m.: The MBTA has tweeted that work on the Orange Line has been completed and safety tested, allowing regular service to resume. […]

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Forget Sitting in Traffic: It’s Time for Boston to Take a Hike

It sounds impossible, yet somehow the nightmare of getting around Boston seems to be getting worse. The T is often quite literally going off the […]

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One of the Bridges Closed for the GLX Will Reopen Early, but There’s a Catch

As Green Line Extension crews work around the clock to construct new viaducts, shift miles of track, and upgrade roadways, Cambridge and Somerville drivers are […]

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When Will People Learn You Can’t Fly Drones near Logan Airport?

At this point, we’re several years into the rise of the personal-use UAV phenomenon, so you’d think people who fly drones would learn their lesson by […]

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The First Brand New Red Line Trains Have Arrived in Boston

Opening a new chapter in the MBTA’s efforts to replace its fleet of train cars, the first set of brand-new Red Line vehicles have officially arrived […]

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Is the MBTA Really Going to Start Weekday Closures in 2020?

How many days of shuttle buses would you take in exchange for a shiny, new T? During an interview with WGBH Wednesday, the MBTA’s general […]

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Citylab Says Boston Is One of the Best Cities to Give Up Your Car

I couldn’t wait to get rid of my car, and I shed very few tears a few years back when I finally sold it off […]

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Hope You Didn’t Want to Ride a New Orange Line Car This Week

Oh, you thought you might finally get a chance this week to sit on those new plastic Orange Line seats? You thought you were going […]

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The MBTA Says the Red Line Is Finally Back to Normal

The Red Line suffered the signal problem to end all signal problems back in June, when a train hopped off the tracks and smashed into the […]

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Did You Leave a Portable Toilet in the Middle of I-93 This Weekend?

Take the highway into Boston long enough and you’ll see all sorts of things that don’t belong, like a bicycle, for example, or a guy napping behind […]

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The MBTA Just Doubled Your Odds of Riding a New Orange Line Train

Who doesn’t love snagging a spot on the MBTA’s brand new Orange Line train, the first of many to be debuted on the line as […]

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Derailed: My Public Transit Odyssey across Massachusetts

It’s 6:30 a.m., and I’m standing beside a bus shelter in the parking lot of the North Adams Walmart Supercenter with an envelope filled with […]

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At Long Last, We Know What Caused the Red Line Derailment

The mystery of what, exactly, caused the derailment that made the Red Line such a nightmare this summer has finally been solved. In a report released […]

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Please, Help Us Find the Secret HOV Lane Cop Tweets

From mannequins in hoodies riding shotgun to giant baby dolls in the backseat, Bostonians have turned to some pretty clever? desperate? methods to outsmart the police […]

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Have You Seen the Video of the Guy Asleep at the Wheel of a Tesla on the Mass Pike Yet?

Well this does not look good! A terrifying video captured this weekend appears to show a man asleep behind the wheel of a car, identified […]