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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 […]

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Our Dreams of a Seaport Gondola Have Been Dashed

They’ve cut the cord. Developer Millennium Partners is now moving away from their plans for a $100 million sky gondola system. It would have spanned […]

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More Scooters, Fewer Cars? That’s What a New Lime Survey Suggests

If you’ve been to Brookline at any point over the past several months, you’ve no doubt spotted them: People zipping down roadways and bike lanes atop […]

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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 […]