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  • 2 Bostonians Look to Set Record for Going Through all MBTA Stations - NECN
    on August 17, 2017 at 11:22 am

    NECN2 Bostonians Look to Set Record for Going Through all MBTA StationsNECNTwo Boston residents are looking to set a Guinness World Record for visiting every MBTA station in the shortest amount of time. Dominic DiLuzio and Alex Cox, who share a love for the MBTA, collecting memorabilia and studying its history, will attempt ...MA: Two Men Want to Spend 8 Hours on the T -- On PurposeMassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)all 2 news articles » […]

  • MBTA scraps WiFi project, citing public outcry over monopoles - Andover Townsman
    on August 17, 2017 at 4:12 am

    MBTA scraps WiFi project, citing public outcry over monopolesAndover TownsmanBOSTON — Following a public outcry, the MBTA has scrapped plans for a controversial Wi-Fi project that has caused a furor in communities along commuter rail lines. On Thursday, MBTA officials said they have informed BAI Communications that the project ... […]

  • Advantages to privatizing at MBTA - The Daily News of Newburyport
    on August 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Advantages to privatizing at MBTAThe Daily News of NewburyportVoters made it clear when they elected Charlie Baker governor that they expected him to address head on the myriad challenges facing the MBTA — including a ballooning, misspent budget, a burgeoning maintenance backlog and more than a decade of ... […]

  • While shelving Wi-Fi project, MBTA must also be more open - Andover Townsman
    on August 17, 2017 at 3:05 am

    While shelving Wi-Fi project, MBTA must also be more openAndover TownsmanIts decision won't mean much in the long term, however, unless the MBTA commits to a more transparent process the next time around. Plans for more than 320 monopoles were bad enough. Worse was the indirect way in which those plans were revealed, ... […]

  • Teen driving stolen truck hits police cruiser, MBTA bus in Arlington - The Boston Globe
    on August 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    The Boston GlobeTeen driving stolen truck hits police cruiser, MBTA bus in ArlingtonThe Boston GlobeA police chase in Arlington ended in three arrests Wednesday afternoon after a stolen Ford pickup truck hit several vehicles, including a police cruiser and an MBTA bus, police said. The driver, a 16-year-old male from Lawrence, was charged with ...3 Arrested for Fleeing in Stolen Car, Striking Arlington Cruiser and ...NECNArlington Police Cruiser Involved In Crash With Stolen Car « CBS ...CBS Boston / WBZStolen car crashes into bus, police car in Arlington HeightsWicked Local ArlingtonBoston Heraldall 7 news articles » […]

  • MBTA Rejects Contractor's WiFi Project Proposal - Beverly, MA Patch - Patch.com
    on August 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Patch.comMBTA Rejects Contractor's WiFi Project Proposal - Beverly, MA PatchPatch.comBeverly, MA - The MBTA has rejected a proposal to install 320 wifi monopoles along the commuter rail.Weekday commuter rail service resumes on North Shore - News ...Wicked Local Wenhamall 3 news articles » […]

  • Two men want to spend 8 hours on the T — on purpose - The Boston Globe
    on August 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The Boston GlobeTwo men want to spend 8 hours on the T — on purposeThe Boston GlobeCommuters typically hustle to get off MBTA trains when arriving at a station, desperately trying to distance themselves from the packed cars, the mishmash of smells, and the squeal of brakes. But not Boston residents Dominic DiLuzio and Alex Cox. They ... […]

  • MBTA names former GE executive as new general manager - The Boston Globe
    on August 16, 2017 at 2:12 am

    The Boston GlobeMBTA names former GE executive as new general managerThe Boston GlobeThe MBTA said Tuesday that a former General Electric Co. executive with no experience in public transit would be its next general manager, overseeing a network that handles more than 1 million subway, bus, and commuter rail rides a day. Luis Ramirez is ...The MBTA's new general manager, Luis Manuel Ramirez, will get a $320000 base salaryMassLive.comState turns to Texas exec Ramirez to fix MBTAWorcester Business JournalQuestions About Turnaround Of MBTA GM's Former Texas FirmWBURBoston Business Journalall 46 news articles » […]

  • MBTA union blasts Baker's plan for privatization - Eagle-Tribune
    on August 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Eagle-TribuneMBTA union blasts Baker's plan for privatizationEagle-TribuneCHRISTIAN M. WADE/Staff photo Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. speaks to union workers at the MBTA's Lynn garage about plans to privatize bus maintenance operations. He was joined by Mike Vartabedian, of the International Association of Machinists Local 264 ... […]

  • MBTA boosts early-morning buses, adds Foxborough commuter rail service - The Boston Globe
    on August 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    The Boston GlobeMBTA boosts early-morning buses, adds Foxborough commuter rail serviceThe Boston GlobeStruggling to figure out overnight transit service, the MBTA has come up with a modest first step. The agency's board decided Monday to begin service earlier in the morning on 10 popular bus routes, with some beginning their first rides at 4 a.m. The ...MBTA agrees to test regular service to FoxboroughWCVB BostonMBTA Weekday Service Resumes On The Newburyport/Rockport LinePatch.comMBTA dumps plan for Commuter Rail Wi-Fi towersWicked Local Billericaall 9 news articles » […]