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East Boston fuming over traffic snarl at former Sumner Toll plaza

Sen. Joseph Boncore had plenty of time to talk about how traffic has put a stranglehold on East Boston since the state Department of Transportation took down the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and reconfigured how cars approach and enter the tunnel. "It's fitting that you're calling about...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:47am

Logan Airport looks to add 5,000 parking spaces

The agency that manages Logan Airport agreed Thursday to invest in reducing emissions from cars and planes as part of its plan to create 5,000 new parking spaces at the East Boston air hub. If the parking plan is permitted, Logan would install ample electric vehicle charging stations throughout...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:56am

Safe streets advocates plan protest following Walsh's 'victim blaming' comments

Boston bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates will take to the steps of City Hall on Friday after Mayor Marty Walsh said pedestrians and cyclists share in the blame for traffic crashes. During a live interview on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio Tuesday, Walsh said bikers and pedestrians “...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:01pm

Bikers want Massachusetts to relax helmet laws for motorcycles

Clad in leather and star-spangled bandanas, motorcyclists descended on the State House Thursday asking for government to take a more hands-off approach towards helmet usage and step up enforcement of dangerous driving. Rick Gleason, the legislative director of the Massachusetts Motorcycle...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:29pm

Citi Bike proposes 5-borough expansion in NYC with a few requests

Citi Bike pitched a five-borough expansion – at no direct cost to taxpayers – to New York City, a source said. Motivate, Citi Bike’s parent company, proposed adding 6,000 bikes, with two-thirds of them going to areas that currently lack docking stations, like the Bronx and Staten...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45pm

For $57M, MBTA hires Colorado consultancy to oversee Green Line Extension project

The MBTA on Monday approved its largest contract for work on the Green Line Extension since the project was halted two years ago amid budget overruns. At a meeting in Boston, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board gave the go-ahead to hire CH2M Hill for $57 million from June 2017 through...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:20am

LIRR service suspended... again

LIRR westbound service between Penn Station and Jamaica and Woodside is suspended due to a signal problem in one of the East River tunnels. Again. It's the third day of the workweek and the third day of problems at Penn Station. LIRR services have been suspended yet again due to signal...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:10pm

Moms find flexible work opportunities with female-focused ride-share service Safr

Mom of three Morgan Loria is preparing to send her middle daughter to college, so she wanted to find a way to supplement her family’s income. Loria teaches French and Spanish, but it’s not enough to cover everything, she said. So she she told her family she was thinking about driving...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:49pm

Destruction of last Massachusetts toll booths scheduled for this weekend

If you’ve driven on the Massachusetts Turnpike recently, you’re probably used to the lack of toll booths. The state’s Department of Transportation began taking down toll booths back in October, and the last remaining toll plazas in the state are set to be demolished this weekend...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 2:47pm

Boston-based transit service Bridj shuts down

Bostonians have one less transportation option to choose from after Bridj announced that it is shutting down. Matt George, CEO of the Boston-based on-demand shuttle service, announced the move in a blog post on Sunday. “Today, our incredible journey unexpectedly ends. After three years and...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:43am

MBTA $2B budget needs savings from bus maintenance, rail, The Ride

Without specific plans for how to achieve savings, MBTA overseers on Thursday targeted the commuter rail, bus maintenance and The Ride paratransit service for reduced spending, passing a $1.989 billion fiscal 2018 budget that leaves a $30 million budget gap. The budget assumes no fare increases,...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:14am

Long stretch of Commonwealth Avenue to close this summer for bridge project

If you travel down Commonwealth Avenue, get ready for a headache starting this summer. But once work is completed, get ready for a better roadway. A two-mile section of the Boston street will be closed to traffic between July 26 and Aug. 14, to accommodate work on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge,...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:35pm

Train experts puzzled by broken wheels cited in two Penn Station derailments

Yet another train derailment on Monday at Penn Station has experts' wheels turning aboutthe apparent uptick in commuter train issues in the New York region recently, with four crashes occurring in six months.At around 9 a.m. on Monday, aNJTransit train carrying 1,200 passengers derailed at a slow...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:34pm

More Amtrak weekend service coming between Boston and New York

Amtrak will soon offer more weekend service options between Boston and New York, the railroad company announced Thursday.Those who take Amtrak's Acela Express service will have more departure times to choose from on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons, beginning April 8.For Saturdays, the first...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:30am

Parking paradox: Law assigning hundreds of NYC spots to car-share services meant to ease parking

Tuxedo-clad Gria Jacobs has been a chauffeur in NYC for three years, she said from behind the wheel of her Mercedes. For her, looking good while driving is easy. Parking is hard.Every year, Jacobson has to shell out $3,000 to $4,000 in parking tickets, the painful price of doing business. And she...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:30pm

Emergency drill at World Trade Center changes commutes for PATH and subway service

If you notice some extra emergency vehicles outside the World Trade Center this week, don't worry.The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is conducting emergency response exercises, according to officials.The first drill, the smaller of the two, will take place on Wednesday, between 8 a.m....

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:59am

Higher MetroCard prices now in effect

Beware the new fares.MetroCard price changes that wereapproved in January went into effect Sunday. The price of a subway ride remains the same $2.75, but the bonus on purchases of $5.50 and over drop from 11 percent to5 percent.Commuters who buy weekly and monthly MetroCards will go from paying $...

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 6:02pm

SEPTA announces fares hikes on trains, buses

It will cost more to ride the buses and rails.SEPTA has announced proposed farehikes to take effect July 1.The agency called the increases "modest," and said they would span "across all modes of travel and methods of payment."Single-ride tickets will increase from $2.25 to $2.50, while tokens and...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:49am

Straphangers group to protest new MTA subway and bus fares

With the MTA's multi-ride MetroCard fares set to rise on Sunday, a straphangers advocacy group will greet the new price hikes with a protest.Activists from the Fair Fares coalition will rally against the increase on Sunday, at 1 p.m., outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The group will also ask...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:25pm

Stella isn't stopping Uber, Lyft despite warnings of hazardous roads

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft remained open for business Tuesday despite the pleas of New York officials who warned motorists to stay off the roads during Winter Storm Stella.A state of emergency was called as New York and the rest of the Northeast as the region braced for a blizzard. But...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm