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Part of the Red Line Could Shut Down for up to Three Hours Today

Update, 12:50 p.m.: The MBTA is now estimating the shutdown will end at 2 p.m. Previously: In the wake of yesterday’s disastrous Red Line derailment, the MBTA […]

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Red Line Derailment Is the Latest as an MBTA Fare Hike Looms

Update: Hours after a derailment brought much of the Red Line to a standstill Tuesday, the MBTA announced at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday that service to Braintree and Ashmont […]

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Shout Out to the Swan That Held up My Orange Line Train Today

I’ve learned to just roll with the punches on the Orange Line. Delays come, delays go. Some days are much better than others. So when […]

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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 […]