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The Red Line Had a Small Derailment Problem This Morning

Thought your commute was bad already? The Red Line says, “hold my beer.” A Red Line train derailed at Ashmont Tuesday morning around 5:30 a.m. […]

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The New Magic Number for Fixing the MBTA? $10 Billion

What would it cost to get the MBTA running the way it’s supposed to? According to a new report, the T’s estimate has been revised […]

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You Can Now Pick Up a CharlieCard at a Library or City Hall

Stop scanning the sidewalks and hop on a train bound for Government Center. CharlieCards will now be available for pickup at City Hall and in […]

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Woman Rescued after Falling on the Orange Line Tracks at Assembly

Bystanders on the Orange Line may have saved a woman’s life this weekend, pulling her from the tracks at Assembly Station after she fell from […]

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Here’s an Idea: No MBTA Fare Hike Until the Tobin Bridge Works Again

A fight over raising fares on the MBTA is apparently not over yet. The cost of taking the T is set to jump by an […]

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Getting Around Boston in a Wheelchair Should Be Getting Easier

Accessible transportation in Boston is moving forward with a new pilot program that will make it easier for people in wheelchairs to catch a ride. […]

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The Yawkey Commuter Rail Station Is Getting a Name Change

Another monument to the Tom Yawkey era has been renamed. Yawkey Station, the commuter rail stop in the Fenway area, will now be known as Lansdowne. […]

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The MBTA Is Getting Cleaner and Brighter

Your commute could be getting a little cleaner and a little brighter starting in April. The MBTA announced a six-month, $25 million refresh project for […]

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MBTA Blue Line Service Suspended Due to Casket Factory Fire in East Boston

Service on a long stretch of the MBTA’s Blue Line has been suspended as a fire raged at an East Boston casket factory on Friday afternoon. […]

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Facing Backlash, the MBTA Just Raised Fares 6 Percent

Whether you like it or not—and if you rely on it to get around every day, you probably don’t—the MBTA has just voted once again […]

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Is Boston’s Transportation Crisis Beyond Repair?

Getting around Boston has never been more of a pain in the ass. Between the city’s booming population and its cratering unemployment rate, some 150,000 […]

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AriZona Iced Tea and an Argument Against Raising MBTA Fares

I don’t drink it all that often these days, having moved on from most sugary beverages in favor of flavored seltzer. But looking back, I have pretty […]

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The Commuter Rail (Mostly) Triumphed over the Snow Storm

As people pressed their noses to office windows yesterday afternoon, watching the snow come down thick and fast, the familiar dread of a horrible commute […]

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Boston Has the Worst Traffic in the Country

When you’re sitting in traffic on your morning commute, at least you can comfort yourself knowing that somewhere out there, someone is stuck in an […]

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Regular Service Resumes after “Severe Delays” on MBTA’s Orange, Green, Blue Lines

Service is finally back to normal on the MBTA after an electrical failure hobbled much of the Orange, Green, and Blue lines in downtown Boston, as […]