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An MBTA Ferry Ran Aground in Boston Harbor, Injuring Four

Under a cover of heavy fog, an MBTA ferry en route from Hull to Boston ran aground near Long Island in the Harbor Friday morning. Four […]

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This Is a New One: Police Say a Man Sprayed Bear Repellent on the Red Line

Sure, complain if you must about bad behavior on the MBTA. The man-spreaders, the backpack-wearers, and the rush hour apple-eaters are all worthy of our […]

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The Green Line Extension Has MBTA Officials “Very Worried”

A key element of the Green Line extension has officially fallen behind schedule—and to some MBTA board members, that’s a major cause for concern. “Count […]

The Red Line
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MBTA Announces Upcoming Weekend Closures on Red, Green, Orange Lines

After a major Red Line derailment set the MBTA up for a less-than-stellar summer, Governor Charlie Baker announced that his administration was going to pursue […]

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A Goose Flew into an MBTA Bus Windshield and Injured Its Driver

For your average MBTA bus driver, the road is always full of hazards, like the cyclists and motorized scooters lurking around every corner, blinker-allergic Massholes […]

A new Orange Line train headed toward Oak Grove
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The Wait Is Over: New MBTA Orange Line Train Goes Live on Wednesday

Pop the champagne: After years of waiting (sort of) patiently, MBTA commuters will finally see a sparkling new Orange Line train hit the tracks this week. […]

Cars in gridlock
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MassDOT Study Shows It’s Basically Impossible to Predict How Long Your Commute Will Take

No, it’s not just your imagination: Traffic really has gone from bad to worse in the past few years. Thursday morning, MassDOT released a new report analyzing greater […]

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This Morning’s Green Line Derailment Was Caused by Operator Error

Update: According to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo, “The preliminary investigation shows the train’s operator did not have the signal system’s authorization to proceed…The train’s operator, who […]

The flashing lights of a police cruiser
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A Bus Crashed in Randolph Last Night After a Passenger Punched the Driver

An angry passenger allegedly punched a Brockton bus driver behind the wheel Monday night, causing the vehicle to crash into a car and a telephone […]

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Red Line Service Should Be Fully Restored by October, MBTA Officials Say

After that epic June 11 derailment, Red Line riders are getting pretty accustomed to train shortages, delays, and building in extra time on their commutes—which is […]

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Massport Has Some Big Plans for Improving Traffic at Logan

All Boston travelers know that if you’re headed to Logan after work on a Friday, on Thanksgiving Eve, or literally any day in December, you better […]

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Uber and Lyft Cost the MBTA $20 Million a Year, a New Study Says

As the number of Uber and Lyft drivers circulating through Greater Boston’s streets keeps increasing, trips using the services are taking millions of dollars in fare […]

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Scenes from the Wednesday Morning Blue Line Shutdown

Update, 7/17/19 2 p.m.: The MBTA has tweeted in response to the shutdown, saying “Our initial investigations show that an equipment failure on a train near Gov’t Center […]

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Protesters Formed “People-Protected Bike Lanes” in Boston Today

Sometimes pleading (and tweeting and rallying) about protected bike lanes in Boston only gets you so far. Sometimes you’ve got to protect them yourself. That’s […]

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Former MBTA Official Says He Was Fired for Raising Safety Concerns

A runaway Red Line train. An MBTA worker’s electrocution. A Green Line derailment during the Patriots parade. Ron Nickle, who had an eight-year tenure as the MBTA’s […]