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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 […]

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The MBTA Was Slammed for the Patriots Victory Parade

  Unlike in 2017, when thousands of Pats fans bundled up and braved the bitter February snow to celebrate the Patriots’ fifth Super Bowl title, […]

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Michelle Wu Wants to Make the MBTA Free

Another fare hike at the MBTA—the fourth since 2012—may be on its way. The plan pitched by T officials would see fares increase by a […]

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It’s Official: The MBTA Wants to Replace the Mattapan Trolleys

After years of speculation about the fate of the Mattapan trolleys, beloved for their antique charm, the MBTA has a plan to replace them with Green […]

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The MBTA Is Pitching a 6.3 Percent Fare Hike for 2019

MBTA fare hikes are back on the table in 2019, officials announced on Monday, releasing a proposal that would bump up the cost of taking […]