MBTA

orange line train
News

A Brand New Orange Line Train Did a Whoops and Derailed

Ah, shit. Guessing this is not exactly the rollout the MBTA was was expecting for its spiffy new Orange Line trains. In yet another setback […]

News

40 Ambitious Ideas to Save Transportation in Boston

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Once upon a time, Boston’s transit system was the envy of every metropolis […]

News

How to Save Transportation in Boston: Buses

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Bus Rides with Speed and Comfort Julia Wallerce Boston program manager, Institute for […]

News

How to Save Transportation in Boston: Rail

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Electrify the Rails Adam Gaffin Founder and editor, UniversalHub You can’t connect North […]

News

How to Save Transportation in Boston: Big Ideas

Additional reporting by Spencer Buell, Jacqueline Cain, Brittany Jasnoff, and Alyssa Vaughn. Ride Above the Streets Bill James Founder and CEO, JPods JPods are an […]

News

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 […]

Home & Property

The History Behind South Station, New England’s Largest Train Depot

South Station is New England’s largest train station, but today’s riders may not realize that it used to be much bigger. In fact, when its […]

News

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 […]

commuter rail
News

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 […]

News

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. […]

News

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 […]

News

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 […]

News

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 […]

red line train
News

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 […]

orange line train
News

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 […]