MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez Is Stepping Down

Fifteen months into a three-year-contract, and with winter just a week away, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez is leaving his post. Ramírez, picked to lead […]


An Orange Line Conductor Stopped a Rush-Hour Train, Made “Uncommon Remarks”

  The MBTA is investigating after an Orange Line conductor stopped a rush hour train and made “uncommon remarks” to passengers Monday morning. Transit Police […]


When to Drive (and When Not to Drive) on Thanksgiving

Driving on Thanksgiving in Boston, like in all American cities, is a disaster waiting to happen. Play your cards wrong, and you could end up spending […]


One Last Question: Why Is Logan Airport in East Boston?

East Boston seems like a weird place for an airport. So how did it get there in the first place?


Make Way for Electric Scooters in Boston This Spring

Maybe you love them. Maybe you hate them. Maybe the very sight of them parked on a sidewalk inspires the urge to decapitate them or heave them into […]


The MBTA’s Fare Machines Were Under the Weather Today

Update: The fare machines are working again. #MBTA Fare Vending Machines are now accepting credit and debit card transactions. We thank you for your patience. — […]


As the Green Line Extension Rolls Through Somerville, a Lion’s Head Will Live On

For nearly a century, a concrete lion’s head has kept watch over Gilman Square in Somerville. Placed there when the brick, art deco-style Homans Building was built […]


In Defense of the Kick Scooter

There’s an awful lot of talk about scooters in Boston these days. The wrong kind. Pretty much out of nowhere, dockless e-scooters have swept the nation, popping […]


The MBTA’s Just War on Backpacks Has Been Rekindled

Waiting in the stale heat that fills the southbound MBTA Orange Line stop at State Street this morning, I heard the sweetest sound come over […]


The Other Scourge of Storrow Drive: People Riding Bikes

We hear a lot about the perils of Storrow Drive this time of year, and for good reason. Thousands of people unfamiliar with the concept of “Storrowing” arrive in […]

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Boston Has Better Drivers than Baltimore, and Only Baltimore

Take a bow, Boston drivers. You are, collectively, no longer the worst drivers in America. According to a new study, that title now belongs to Baltimore. When […]


The MBTA’s New “Stopped” Displays Tell You What’s Actually Going On

We’ve all been there: Loitering on an MBTA platform, your train to work nowhere in sight, while one of those LED displays tells you unhelpfully […]


You Cannot Drive a Moving Truck on Storrow Drive

As we approach September 1—either the worst or best day on the Boston calendar, depending on your feelings about picking up stained ottomans off the curb—the […]


A “Flowerbomb” Spruced Up a Bus Stop in Everett This Morning

Commuters in Everett were greeted with an unusual pop of color at a Broadway bus stop this morning. Hit with a so-called “flower bomb,” the bus […]


Get a Sneak Peek at the New Red Line Trains at City Hall Plaza

Can’t wait to poke around one of the brand-new MBTA Red Line train cars headed for the tracks in the coming years? Well, this week, […]