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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 […]

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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 […]

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The New Orange Line Trains Have Already Gotten Tagged with Graffiti

Sightings of those new Orange Line cars are pretty rare. As of now, they primarily exist in promotional materials for the Encore, in the background of […]

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As Fare Increase Arrives, MBTA Commuters Lash out at #UnfairHikes

Commuters hopped on their trains this morning in a new, more expensive era for the MBTA, as the latest in a series of fare hikes […]

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This Morning, It Was the Green Line’s Turn to Break

While residents of other cities might have to kick off their mornings with a strong cup of coffee or a morning jog, Bostonians have a […]

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Marty Walsh Is Changing His Tune, Says No to MBTA Fare Increase

With another fare increase on the MBTA just two weeks away, Marty Walsh is finally sipping the AriZona Iced Tea. The mayor on Monday made a […]

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What to Expect From the Red Line This Week

Red Line riders: We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. On the bright side, the MBTA tweeted this morning that countdown clocks are […]

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Part of the Red Line Could Shut Down for up to Three Hours Today

Update, 12:50 p.m.: The MBTA is now estimating the shutdown will end at 2 p.m. Previously: In the wake of yesterday’s disastrous Red Line derailment, the MBTA […]

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Red Line Derailment Is the Latest as an MBTA Fare Hike Looms

Update: Hours after a derailment brought much of the Red Line to a standstill Tuesday, the MBTA announced at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday that service to Braintree and Ashmont […]