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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 […]

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Buses

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Bus Rides with Speed and Comfort Julia Wallerce Boston program manager, Institute for […]

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Rail

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Electrify the Rails Adam Gaffin Founder and editor, UniversalHub You can’t connect North […]

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Big Ideas

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Ride Above the Streets Bill James Founder and CEO, JPods JPods are an […]

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Want to Avoid Boston’s Horrific Thanksgiving Traffic? Better Read This

If you’d prefer to kick off your Thanksgiving weekend joyfully anticipating good food and time well spent with family rather than flipping off fellow travelers […]

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See Video of the Crash That Caused Last Month’s Disastrous Orange Line Closure

T mishaps are pretty commonplace in these parts, but this one was pretty unforgettable. Last month, the MBTA shut down the Orange Line from Sullivan […]

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“Sorry for the Uncomfortable Commute,” MBTA Says to Passengers Who Almost Fell Out Train Door

Some of us have enough trouble staying upright on a Green Line trolley creeping through Government Center. Now imagine trying to keep your balance on […]

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Now It’s Red Line Riders’ Turn for Weekend Headaches

If you rely on the Orange Line to get around, it’s likely been a rough couple of weekends for you. For six straight weeks, you’ve […]

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The Reimagined Commuter Rail: Electric Cars, Shorter Wait Times, and Better Accessibility

The highly anticipated North Station/South Station connector tunnel may not have made the cut—but the MBTA’s oversight board voted in favor of several other resolutions […]