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What It’s Like to Descend into an Abandoned MBTA Tunnel

There’s a good chance you’re one of the hundreds of disappointed Bostonians who didn’t score a ticket into the Boston Landmark Commission’s tour of an […]

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Spotted on the MBTA: Spider-Man

You ride the MBTA long enough, you’re going to see some characters. And on Wednesday, that character was your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. According to multiple […]

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Take a Look Inside the MBTA’s New Orange Line Train Cars

Sure, you could eat a fancy steak dinner, buy a sparkly new necklace, or spend a posh night at the opera, but nothing really says […]

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Steamship Authority Reports Unprecedented Number of Mechanical-Related Ferry Cancelations

The ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is a (ship) wreck. During the first four months of the year, mechanical failures led to nearly 550 canceled trips […]

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State Regulators Are Investigating if Uber Broke the Law during the First March Nor’easter

Between rushing flood waters, widespread blackouts, and hurricane-force winds, the first of the March nor’easters was an incredibly devastating storm, and now, state regulators are investigating […]

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The First Blue Bikes Hit the Streets of Boston Today

The Blue Bikes are here. For the first time, the new-and-improved bicycles that will replace the Hubway system will be added to bike-sharing stations today, according […]

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New Green Line Trains Would Double Capacity, MBTA Officials Say

The MBTA has just released its vision for the future of the Green Line that amounts to a major overhaul of its trains and would, […]

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They’ll Do It By Sea: Boston’s New Plan to Rebuild the Long Island Bridge

The controversial and long-awaited rebuild of a bridge connecting Quincy to Long Island in Boston Harbor appears to be a go, but with a twist: […]

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Roughly 64.8 Million Ride-Share Trips Were Taken in Massachusetts in 2017

There’s nothing quite like watching the city crawl by from the cramped backseat of a stranger’s 2013 Toyota Camry while top-40 blares on the radio […]

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Meet Pup Wilshire, the Mass Transit and Sex Positivity Activist Who Photobombed the MBTA

Over the weekend, an MBTA bus set off for its first official trip along the brand new SL3 line, a game-changing route running from South Station through […]

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A Monorail at Logan Airport? It’s on the Table

Ever tried to avoid the bottleneck of traffic at Logan Airport by taking the MBTA, only to get snarled in traffic on a shuttle bus? Ever […]

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Massport Will Not Charge Drivers Extra for Dropping Passengers off at Logan

Between traffic and tolls, driving to Logan Airport to drop off a friend is already likely to spiral from a good deed to a massive […]

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Parts of Commonwealth Avenue Will Close for over Two Weeks This Summer

Updated at 11:08 a.m. The BU Bridge and the portion of Comm. Ave. between Packard’s Corner and Kenmore Square will be closed from July 26 at […]

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The RMV Told Thousands of Drivers Their Licenses Were in Trouble. They Weren’t.

Well this is not good. MassDOT is apologizing to drivers this week after the Registry of Motor Vehicles told nearly 10,000 of them that they had defaulted […]

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Guide to Navigating Public Transportation on Marathon Monday in Boston

Yes, your car is comfortable, clean, and all your own. Yes, driving is smoother, faster, and devoid of strangers playing music on their phones without […]