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City Life

Why Do We Need the Bowdoin Stop, Anyway?

The Bowdoin stop at end of the Blue Line might as well be the end of the earth. When I visit at 8:30 a.m. on […]

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Home & Property

This MBTA Map Tells You Which Are the Cheapest T Stops to Live By

We all know the typical tricks for knocking a few dollars off our rents: Bunk up with roommates, go for a place that hasn’t seen […]

City Life

Living near the Green Line Extension Is Hell

It won’t be long before everyone wants to live in East Cambridge. This quiet, quirky corner of the city has long been overlooked, but that’s […]

City Life

14 Things We’d Do with Those Vintage MBTA Cars if Someone Bought Them for Us

Have you ever sat in a Green Line trolley, looked around at the smudged windows and fake wood paneling, heard the squealing of the rails, […]

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City Life

A New Orange Line Train Just Tiptoed Back onto the Tracks

The MBTA is ever-so-gingerly reintroducing one of the two brand new Orange Line trains into service on Tuesday, the first time either has been seen […]

City Life

Tufts Will Flip the Script on Naming Rights, Link Its Brand to a New MBTA Stop

Accepting money for buildings linked to the nation’s most notorious drug peddling family? Bad. Paying money to the MBTA to put your name on a […]

City Life

In the 2010s, Boston Learned to Fear (and Hopefully, Someday Fix) the MBTA

Ten years ago, the MBTA was a transit system on the move. There were ample signs of progress, fueled by new technology and invigorated by […]

City Life

MBTA Green Line Back in Action After Smoke and Sparks at Park Street

Just a day after the MBTA was deemed “relatively safe” by a panel of transportation experts, the Green Line temporarily paused service from Kenmore to […]

City Life

The MBTA’s Leadership Is “Defeated, Helpless and in Some Cases Hopeless”

A “debilitated” safety department. Employees silenced by fear of retaliation. Unanswered requests for safety equipment. Maintenance crews stretched thin. A total lapse in organization-wide communication. […]

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City Life

The New Orange Line Cars Are Making an “Uncommon Noise” Now

Well, this is a new one. As reported by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, the new Orange Line cars have once again been taken out of […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

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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 […]