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Boston.com
13 hours ago
Boston

A T live tracking app is in the works. Here's what we know.

The MBTA is beta testing a new mobile app to improve riders' commute experience. [ more ]
#public-transportation
Boston.com
2 days ago
Boston

New CharlieCard store opening July 29, MBTA announces

The CharlieCard Store is rebranding to the Charlie Service Center and relocating to a new address on July 29 for improved service. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

June is around the corner, and so are more MBTA disruptions

Major construction impacting Orange, Red, and Commuter Rail lines in June with shuttle services provided. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

A vision for the T: Two locals want to give trains googly eyes

Putting googly eyes on trains as a way to humanize the MBTA and bring joy to commuters. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Major service disruptions announced for several MBTA lines and commuter rail next month

The MBTA released a construction schedule for May impacting Red, Orange, and Green lines, aiming to enhance system reliability. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

Shuttle buses will replace service on section of the Orange Line next week

Orange Line service between Jackson Square and North Station suspended for upgrades.
Shuttle buses to provide alternative transportation for affected commuters. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

MBTA, MassDOT want to extend the Silver Line 3 to Sullivan Square

The proposed extension of Silver Line 3 will greatly benefit commuters by increasing access to jobs and educational opportunities.
The extension will include exclusive bus-only lanes and connect Chelsea with the Orange Line and a dozen more bus routes. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 days ago
Boston

New CharlieCard store opening July 29, MBTA announces

The CharlieCard Store is rebranding to the Charlie Service Center and relocating to a new address on July 29 for improved service. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

June is around the corner, and so are more MBTA disruptions

Major construction impacting Orange, Red, and Commuter Rail lines in June with shuttle services provided. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

A vision for the T: Two locals want to give trains googly eyes

Putting googly eyes on trains as a way to humanize the MBTA and bring joy to commuters. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Major service disruptions announced for several MBTA lines and commuter rail next month

The MBTA released a construction schedule for May impacting Red, Orange, and Green lines, aiming to enhance system reliability. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

Shuttle buses will replace service on section of the Orange Line next week

Orange Line service between Jackson Square and North Station suspended for upgrades.
Shuttle buses to provide alternative transportation for affected commuters. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

MBTA, MassDOT want to extend the Silver Line 3 to Sullivan Square

The proposed extension of Silver Line 3 will greatly benefit commuters by increasing access to jobs and educational opportunities.
The extension will include exclusive bus-only lanes and connect Chelsea with the Orange Line and a dozen more bus routes. [ more ]
morepublic-transportation
#public-transit
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

No CharlieCard, no problem: MBTA to introduce new contactless fare payment this summer

T riders can soon use smartphones or credit cards for contactless payment on subways and buses. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Wu extends free bus program to 2026 after a two-year pilot

Boston will extend the free fare program for MBTA bus routes 23, 28, and 29 until March 2026.
The City will reimburse the MBTA $350,000 a month for the next two years, amounting to about $8.4 million. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

No CharlieCard, no problem: MBTA to introduce new contactless fare payment this summer

T riders can soon use smartphones or credit cards for contactless payment on subways and buses. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Wu extends free bus program to 2026 after a two-year pilot

Boston will extend the free fare program for MBTA bus routes 23, 28, and 29 until March 2026.
The City will reimburse the MBTA $350,000 a month for the next two years, amounting to about $8.4 million. [ more ]
morepublic-transit
#delays
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

Green Line delays muddy morning commutes

Transportation service halts due to switch issue near Arlington, causing delays and frustration among passengers. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

Two people fatally struck by MBTA train in Natick, officials say

Two people were killed by a Commuter Rail train in Natick, leading to cancellations and delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Signal issue scuttles commuter rail service at North Station

Commuter rail delays up to 45 minutes on MBTA's Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg lines due to signal issue at North Station. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Multiple unrelated incidents derail T service on rough Sunday night

Riders experienced delays and service suspensions on MBTA's Green Line and Red Line due to a car accident, signal problem, and a medical emergency. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 week ago
Boston

T apologizes after disabled Red Line train delays riders amid heat emergency

MBTA experienced a disruption when an individual triggered emergency stop on a Red Line train during a heatwave, causing significant delays. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

Green Line delays muddy morning commutes

Transportation service halts due to switch issue near Arlington, causing delays and frustration among passengers. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

Two people fatally struck by MBTA train in Natick, officials say

Two people were killed by a Commuter Rail train in Natick, leading to cancellations and delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Signal issue scuttles commuter rail service at North Station

Commuter rail delays up to 45 minutes on MBTA's Haverhill, Lowell, and Fitchburg lines due to signal issue at North Station. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Multiple unrelated incidents derail T service on rough Sunday night

Riders experienced delays and service suspensions on MBTA's Green Line and Red Line due to a car accident, signal problem, and a medical emergency. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 week ago
Boston

T apologizes after disabled Red Line train delays riders amid heat emergency

MBTA experienced a disruption when an individual triggered emergency stop on a Red Line train during a heatwave, causing significant delays. [ more ]
moredelays
#safety-measures
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

MBTA says it's removed 13 speed restrictions on Red Line

Maintenance work on the Red Line resulted in the removal of 13 speed restrictions and enhanced safety measures for passengers. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

Another 'near miss': Workers on the Orange Line narrowly avoided oncoming train

Workers on Orange Line narrowly avoid being struck by train, highlighting safety concerns.
MBTA implementing safety measures like retreat niches in tunnel walls to safeguard workers. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston

MBTA says it's removed 13 speed restrictions on Red Line

Maintenance work on the Red Line resulted in the removal of 13 speed restrictions and enhanced safety measures for passengers. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

Another 'near miss': Workers on the Orange Line narrowly avoided oncoming train

Workers on Orange Line narrowly avoid being struck by train, highlighting safety concerns.
MBTA implementing safety measures like retreat niches in tunnel walls to safeguard workers. [ more ]
moresafety-measures
#track-improvement-program
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Here's how readers would grade Phillip Eng's first year at the MBTA

Readers gave Phillip Eng an A grade for his first year as GM at the MBTA. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Red Line closures lasting 10 days straight to start Monday

Free shuttles and fare-free commuter rail service will be provided during the Red Line closures.
The closures are part of the MBTA's Track Improvement Program to eliminate speed restrictions and improve track conditions by 2024. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Here's how readers would grade Phillip Eng's first year at the MBTA

Readers gave Phillip Eng an A grade for his first year as GM at the MBTA. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Red Line closures lasting 10 days straight to start Monday

Free shuttles and fare-free commuter rail service will be provided during the Red Line closures.
The closures are part of the MBTA's Track Improvement Program to eliminate speed restrictions and improve track conditions by 2024. [ more ]
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#commuter-rail
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Here's what to know about the commuter rail and Blue Line closures starting this weekend

The MBTA is undergoing service disruptions to address speed restrictions and improve tracks. Commuters should plan for extra travel time and use available shuttle services. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Man struck, killed by commuter rail train in Hyde Park while attempting to cross tracks

A man was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train while trying to cross the tracks in Hyde Park.
The incident caused the shutdown of commuter rail service at the Hyde Park stop on the Providence/Stoughton and Franklin/Foxboro lines for several hours. [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

MBTA: Commuter rail service returns to Lynn Monday

Commuter rail service between Lynn and Boston's North Station is set to resume on December 18, running every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends.
The return to service is nine months ahead of schedule due to the installation of a temporary train platform. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Here's what to know about the commuter rail and Blue Line closures starting this weekend

The MBTA is undergoing service disruptions to address speed restrictions and improve tracks. Commuters should plan for extra travel time and use available shuttle services. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Man struck, killed by commuter rail train in Hyde Park while attempting to cross tracks

A man was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train while trying to cross the tracks in Hyde Park.
The incident caused the shutdown of commuter rail service at the Hyde Park stop on the Providence/Stoughton and Franklin/Foxboro lines for several hours. [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

MBTA: Commuter rail service returns to Lynn Monday

Commuter rail service between Lynn and Boston's North Station is set to resume on December 18, running every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends.
The return to service is nine months ahead of schedule due to the installation of a temporary train platform. [ more ]
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Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

Two people rescued in separate MBTA incidents in as many days

Two separate incidents involved people being rescued from dangerous situations on the MBTA. [ more ]
#transit-police
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

MBTA police arrest several for alleged sex crimes on transit system within last two days

Three men were arrested by transit police in separate incidents involving sex crimes within the transit system.
The incidents included allegations of inappropriate touching, indecent assault on a train, and 'upskirting' of a minor. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

MBTA police arrest woman, 23, accused of assaulting bus driver

The importance of addressing assaults on public service workers. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

MBTA police arrest several for alleged sex crimes on transit system within last two days

Three men were arrested by transit police in separate incidents involving sex crimes within the transit system.
The incidents included allegations of inappropriate touching, indecent assault on a train, and 'upskirting' of a minor. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

MBTA police arrest woman, 23, accused of assaulting bus driver

The importance of addressing assaults on public service workers. [ more ]
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#low-income-riders
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

MBTA Board approves reduced fares for low-income riders

Low-income MBTA riders to benefit from half-priced tickets for ages 26-64 earning $30,000 or less.
MIT study showed a 50% discount on rapid transit tickets led to 30% more trips by low-income residents. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

The MBTA is hosting public meetings on proposed fare changes. Here's what to know.

The MBTA is hosting public meetings to gather feedback on proposed fare changes in 2024.
One proposed change is a new program that would reduce fares for low-income riders. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Reduced fare proposal would half T costs for tens of thousands of riders

The MBTA is exploring a reduced fare plan that would cut costs in half for low-income riders.
The program would benefit riders between 26 and 64 years old who fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston

MBTA Board approves reduced fares for low-income riders

Low-income MBTA riders to benefit from half-priced tickets for ages 26-64 earning $30,000 or less.
MIT study showed a 50% discount on rapid transit tickets led to 30% more trips by low-income residents. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

The MBTA is hosting public meetings on proposed fare changes. Here's what to know.

The MBTA is hosting public meetings to gather feedback on proposed fare changes in 2024.
One proposed change is a new program that would reduce fares for low-income riders. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

Reduced fare proposal would half T costs for tens of thousands of riders

The MBTA is exploring a reduced fare plan that would cut costs in half for low-income riders.
The program would benefit riders between 26 and 64 years old who fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. [ more ]
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Boston.com
4 months ago
Women

Former MBTA officer gets up to 6 years in prison for on-duty rapes

A former MBTA police officer was sentenced to prison for raping two women while on duty in 2012.
The survivors' courage in sharing their stories empowered them and led to accountability for the perpetrator. [ more ]
#green-line
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

MBTA investigating derailed Green Line train that caused all-day delays

The MBTA is investigating a Green Line train derailment near Kenmore Station.
Boston Fire Department assisted 25 passengers off the train without injuries. [ more ]
Flipboard
5 months ago
Boston

Nightmare commute for riders after MBTA power outage | Flipboard

MBTA service on Green, Blue, and Orange lines impacted by power outage at North Station. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

MBTA safety officer details recent incidents that saw train doors close on riders

The MBTA is facing safety concerns due to incidents involving doors on the Green and Red Line trains.
MBTA Chief Safety Officer discussed recent incidents and assured that there were no mechanical defects observed and individuals were not at risk of being dragged. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

Baby bunnies rescued from Blue Line tracks

MBTA workers rescued baby bunnies near Blue Line tracks, emphasizing the importance of valuing all lives and acting promptly in animal rescues. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Boston

MBTA investigating derailed Green Line train that caused all-day delays

The MBTA is investigating a Green Line train derailment near Kenmore Station.
Boston Fire Department assisted 25 passengers off the train without injuries. [ more ]
Flipboard
5 months ago
Boston

Nightmare commute for riders after MBTA power outage | Flipboard

MBTA service on Green, Blue, and Orange lines impacted by power outage at North Station. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

MBTA safety officer details recent incidents that saw train doors close on riders

The MBTA is facing safety concerns due to incidents involving doors on the Green and Red Line trains.
MBTA Chief Safety Officer discussed recent incidents and assured that there were no mechanical defects observed and individuals were not at risk of being dragged. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

Baby bunnies rescued from Blue Line tracks

MBTA workers rescued baby bunnies near Blue Line tracks, emphasizing the importance of valuing all lives and acting promptly in animal rescues. [ more ]
moregreen-line
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston

'I rely on you': MBTA asks riders to speak up as assaults on bus drivers spike

Assaults on transit workers across the country have tripled since 2008.
The MBTA is reminding riders to report assaults on bus drivers as attacks continue to rise. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

MBTA crews clean up historic streetcar after vandals deface '50s trolley

Vandals targeted a historic streetcar at Boylston Station, prompting a response from MBTA workers to fix the damage.
A group of volunteers from the MBTA and Keolis spent four hours cleaning up the graffiti on the streetcar.
MBTA Transit Police are still seeking information on the individuals responsible for the vandalism. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

WATCH: MBTA bus hits 71-year-old woman in Chelsea

An MBTA bus struck a 71-year-old woman in Chelsea, leaving her with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident comes after another recent incident involving an MBTA train door closing on a woman. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

MBTA seek person who assaulted bus driver in Jamaica Plain

Transit Police are seeking to identify a person who allegedly assaulted an MBTA bus driver.
The incident occurred on December 7 in Jamaica Plain. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

Disabled Mattapan trolley disables two other Mattapan trolleys

Two Mattapan trolleys become stuck while trying to move a third train that had broken down on the tracks.
Shuttle buses replaced regular service on the MBTA's Mattapan Line for two days before repairs were completed. [ more ]
Boston.com
6 months ago
Boston

Taking the T in Boston on New Year's Eve? Here's what to know.

MBTA services will be available well past the countdown to midnight for New Year's Eve revelers.
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

Two more T worker safety incidents reported, including 'near miss' with third rail

Two safety incidents were reported by the MBTA, including a worker injury and a close call with an electrified third rail.
The incidents have prompted the MBTA to review its standard operating procedures and right-of-way access procedures. [ more ]
#MBTA
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

'Indescribably frustrating and disastrous': Here's how readers feel about the Green Line closures

Readers express frustration and disappointment with the MBTA during the Green Line closure
Many readers report disruptions to their commutes and share negative experiences with the alternative routes [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

Sparks fly at South Station after debris collides with wires

Overhead wires caused sparks at South Station in Boston, leading to a short delay in service.
Debris falling and colliding with the overhead wires caused the incident.
The incident caused about 10-minute delays and affected multiple train lines near South Station. [ more ]
The American Prospect
7 months ago
Boston

Escaping Public-Transit Quagmires

Boston's transit system continues to struggle with budget shortfalls and poor service, while New York has made improvements.
The Federal Transit Administration has proposed strengthening state safety oversight of rail transit projects.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has faced numerous safety failures and issues with newly opened light-rail lines. [ more ]
Boston.com
8 months ago
Boston

Repairing the MBTA will cost $25 billion, according to new analysis

The MBTA needs nearly $25 billion to fix and replace its aging infrastructure, double the cost estimated in 2019.
Years of underinvestment, inflation, and supply chain challenges have contributed to the hefty repair bill.
The heavy rail system will be the most expensive to fix, followed by the Commuter Rail and light rail system. [ more ]
Boston.com
8 months ago
Digital life

The new MyCharlie site is here. We tried it out.

The MBTA's new website for CharlieCards has some issues with the login process and confusing instructions.
Users may mistakenly sign up instead of logging in, leading to incorrect password notifications.
Creating a new account with the same email address can grant access to the old account on the new site. [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

'Indescribably frustrating and disastrous': Here's how readers feel about the Green Line closures

Readers express frustration and disappointment with the MBTA during the Green Line closure
Many readers report disruptions to their commutes and share negative experiences with the alternative routes [ more ]
Boston.com
7 months ago
Boston

Sparks fly at South Station after debris collides with wires

Overhead wires caused sparks at South Station in Boston, leading to a short delay in service.
Debris falling and colliding with the overhead wires caused the incident.
The incident caused about 10-minute delays and affected multiple train lines near South Station. [ more ]
The American Prospect
7 months ago
Boston

Escaping Public-Transit Quagmires

Boston's transit system continues to struggle with budget shortfalls and poor service, while New York has made improvements.
The Federal Transit Administration has proposed strengthening state safety oversight of rail transit projects.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has faced numerous safety failures and issues with newly opened light-rail lines. [ more ]
Boston.com
8 months ago
Boston

Repairing the MBTA will cost $25 billion, according to new analysis

The MBTA needs nearly $25 billion to fix and replace its aging infrastructure, double the cost estimated in 2019.
Years of underinvestment, inflation, and supply chain challenges have contributed to the hefty repair bill.
The heavy rail system will be the most expensive to fix, followed by the Commuter Rail and light rail system. [ more ]
Boston.com
8 months ago
Digital life

The new MyCharlie site is here. We tried it out.

The MBTA's new website for CharlieCards has some issues with the login process and confusing instructions.
Users may mistakenly sign up instead of logging in, leading to incorrect password notifications.
Creating a new account with the same email address can grant access to the old account on the new site. [ more ]
moreMBTA
#transportation
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston Celtics

The MBTA is running a special event Commuter Rail train for Sunday's Celtics game

Special train service announced for Celtics fans by MBTA. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 week ago
Boston

MBTA announces upcoming shutdowns on Green, Red, Orange, Commuter Rail Lines

MBTA announces shutdowns on various lines in August to improve infrastructure and reliability. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston Celtics

The MBTA is running a special event Commuter Rail train for Sunday's Celtics game

Special train service announced for Celtics fans by MBTA. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 week ago
Boston

MBTA announces upcoming shutdowns on Green, Red, Orange, Commuter Rail Lines

MBTA announces shutdowns on various lines in August to improve infrastructure and reliability. [ more ]
moretransportation
Boston.com
5 days ago
Boston

MBTA tracking, signage impacted by Microsoft outage, but service still running

Train and bus services unaffected by global outage for Boston commuters. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 weeks ago
Boston

State audit says MBTA staffers lacked training, didn't complete safety checks

MBTA oversight failures led to contracted workers not completing safety checks or receiving proper training. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

Parts of the Orange Line are closing next week, again

Orange Line and other MBTA services will face disruptions for planned improvements, encouraging the use of alternative services like the Haverhill Commuter Rail Line. [ more ]
Boston.com
1 month ago
Boston

South Coast commuter rail extension start delayed again to spring 2025

MBTA's South Coast Rail Project's start delayed to May 2025, marking the third delay. [ more ]
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