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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]