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  • Man Takes Tumble Onto MBTA Track, Is Saved by Onlookers - NECN
    on March 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    NECNMan Takes Tumble Onto MBTA Track, Is Saved by OnlookersNECNAn unidentified man tumbled onto the subway track at the Davis Square MBTA station on St. Patrick's Day, in an incident that was caught on camera. The man, who later told police that he had been drinking prior to the incident, was rescued by several ... […]

  • MBTA updates proposal requested for Green Line Extension Project - Daily Free Press (subscription)
    on March 22, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Daily Free Press (subscription)MBTA updates proposal requested for Green Line Extension ProjectDaily Free Press (subscription)The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board and the MassDOT Board of Directors suspended the GLX Project in late 2015 because it was significantly over budget and estimated to reach $3 billion in costs, according to the GLX Project webpage.and more » […]

  • Take a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being ... - MassLive.com
    on March 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

    MassLive.comTake a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being ...MassLive.comMBTA officials allowed a peek at what the new MBTA Orange Line cars will look like once they start rolling into Boston in two to three years. Here's a video tour.Mock-up of new Boston Orange Line car unveiledInternational Railway Journalall 3 news articles » […]

  • MBTA looks to replace Green Line cars, rail engines - The Boston Globe
    on March 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    The Boston GlobeMBTA looks to replace Green Line cars, rail enginesThe Boston GlobeSteve Poftak, a member of the MBTA's oversight board, said Monday that a draft plan, due to be released in July, will likely recommend the purchase of hundreds of new Green Line cars and many commuter rail locomotives and coaches. “That's a procurement ...Charlie Baker Likes the Mockup of the New MBTA TrainsBoston magazine (blog)See inside a mock up of the new MBTA Orange Line cars that will be built in SpringfieldMassLive.comMBTA floats options amid backlash over possible service cutsThe Salem NewsCBS Boston / WBZ -Wicked Local Brookline -Banker & Tradesmanall 51 news articles » […]

  • College Students Rescue Man From Tracks At MBTA Station « CBS ... - CBS Boston / WBZ
    on March 21, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    CBS Boston / WBZCollege Students Rescue Man From Tracks At MBTA Station « CBS ...CBS Boston / WBZEight Tufts freshmen helped pull a man off the tracks at Davis Square MBTA station.Man rescued after falling on tracks at Davis Square MBTA station ...My Fox BostonStudents Save Man from Train TracksNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthWATCH: College students rescue man who fell on train tracks - WEAUWEAUPatch.com -The Somerville Times (press release)all 8 news articles » […]

  • Advocates blast proposal to cut back MBTA service for disabled riders - The Boston Globe
    on March 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Advocates blast proposal to cut back MBTA service for disabled ridersThe Boston GlobeThe prospect of eliminating weekend commuter rail service and thousands of trips on The Ride, MBTA's door-to-door van service for disabled customers, has drawn swift pushback since the moves were presented in a budget discussion last week. […]

  • Opinion: Walking through the proposed MBTA service cuts - Wicked Local Watertown
    on March 20, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Wicked Local WatertownOpinion: Walking through the proposed MBTA service cutsWicked Local WatertownThe MBTA has proposed service cuts among other measures to balance its budget — specifically, ending weekend service on some commuter rail lines and trimming the zone in which they offer rides to persons with disabilities back to the zone required by ... […]

  • MBTA moves to privatize customer service jobs - The Boston Globe
    on March 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The Boston GlobeMBTA moves to privatize customer service jobsThe Boston GlobeDozens of workers assigned to customers service posts at MBTA stations would be replaced by private-sector “ambassadors” under the plan, which the transit agency said could reduce the cost of the services they provide by more than $8.3 million annually. […]

  • Massachusetts congressional delegation urges MBTA to keep ... - The Boston Globe
    on March 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    The Boston GlobeMassachusetts congressional delegation urges MBTA to keep ...The Boston GlobeThe eleven members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urged the Massachuestts Bay Transportation Authority to save weekend commuter rail ...Cutting Weekend Commuter Rail Service Could Leave Sports Fans StrandedBoston magazine (blog)Baker: MBTA service cuts should be last resortGloucester Daily TimesOUR OPINION: The MBTA's unacceptable budget solution - Opinion ...Enterprise NewsWBUR -MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)all 11 news articles » […]

  • MBTA, take note: No other major commuter rail closes for whole weekend - The Boston Globe
    on March 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The Boston GlobeMBTA, take note: No other major commuter rail closes for whole weekendThe Boston Globe“I've never heard of that in a major American city,” Jon Orcutt, a spokesman for Transit Center, a New York-based foundation that studies and advocates for public transportation, said of the MBTA proposal. “The outcry would be hard to imagine if ...MBTA weighs ending weekend commuter rail serviceThe Providence JournalThe end of MBTA weekend commuter rail service? It's on the tableMassLive.comMBTA May End Weekend Commuter Rail Service, Cut Services To DisabledWBURDaily Item -Lowell Sun -Boston.comall 43 news articles » […]