Transportation

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The MBTA Might Consider Fare Hikes to Combat Budget Deficit

The MBTA is once again contemplating the possibility of fare hikes as a way to manage a ballooning budget deficit. On Monday, MBTA officials projected the […]

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Preservationists Push Back on Plan for Video Ad Screens atop MBTA Stops

We’re several years into a plan to squeeze digital advertising dollars out of all the real estate controlled by the MBTA. Odds are, you saw a […]

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The Longfellow Bridge Will Reopen in May

Can you even remember a time when the Longfellow Bridge was just, you know, a bridge? It feels like forever since work began to repair […]

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Logan Airport Workers Prepare for Strike

Hundreds of employees at Logan Airport plan to strike starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and have no plans to stop. Cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, skycaps, […]

Tram on the MBTA Ashmont-Mattapan line.
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MBTA Driver Responsible for Crash Had Cell Phone, Gun on Board

The MBTA driver responsible for a Mattapan trolley crash that left 17 passengers injured in late December was on his cell phone at the time […]

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Orange Line Train Drops Ceiling Panel Mid-Route on MBTA Riders

You never know what you’re gonna get on the MBTA, and when it comes to surprises on the commute, the Orange Line continues to deliver. […]

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Bike Activists, Armed with Video of Fatal 2015 Back Bay Crash, Say Police Got It Wrong

Bike activists say the video says it all: When it comes to the death of Anita Kurmann, a Swiss doctor and Cambridge resident killed in a […]

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The MBTA Is Moving Forward with Late Night Buses

Boston, it looks like we have another shot at making late-night public transportation work. After a series of failed experiments, the MBTA is back at […]

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Commuter Rail Service on Newburyport/Rockport Line Canceled

Slush was a beautiful sight for commuters’ ice- and snow-weary eyes Tuesday morning, as January’s temperatures finally climbed back to habitable levels. But five whole […]

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A Kingston Commuter Rail Train Hit a Truck in Weymouth

Commuter rail service was disrupted Monday morning on the Kingston line after a train collided with a truck on the tracks in Weymouth. No one […]

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The Aquarium Station Is Back Open after Flooding

The MBTA probably didn’t intend for the Aquarium station to turn into an actual marine habitat when it was named, but thanks to the flooding that […]

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Speed Limit Reduced on Mass. Pike as Bomb Cyclone Arrives

The state Department of Transportation has lowered the speed limit on the entire length of the Massachusetts Turnpike to 40 miles per hour as the […]

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How to Get Out of Boston Before the Snowstorm

Boston is starting to feel like a real-life version of that escape room you begrudgingly participated in as a show of office camaraderie: fun only […]

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Atlanta Airport Blackout Affects Boston Travel

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport apparently didn’t get the memo that Sunday was the sixth night of Hanukkah, the festival of lights. The world’s busiest airport […]

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Pepper Spray Released at Harvard MBTA Station

Did you get stuck on the Red Line last night? If so, it wasn’t the usual signal problems/disabled train/mysterious MBTA malfunction causing delays. A substance […]