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MBTA, Keolis to educate public on train safety during Rail Safety Week

Every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is struck by a train, according to nonprofit Operation Lifesaver. In an attempt to change that statistic, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services and Transit Police have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week. The...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:09pm

Major work on Tobin Bridge set for next three years

Commuters who live in the Route 1 corridor should prepare for delays getting out of Boston over the next three years as the Department of Transportation prepares to embark on a restoration of the Tobin Bridge deck that will stretch into 2020. The MassDOT Board of Directors on Monday approved a $41...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:56am

Transforming our region’s infrastructure

Last week, Congress returned to Washington, D.C., to begin work on a laundry list of legislative items, including extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, reforming our tax code and fixing the immigration system. In September,...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:02am

Daily ticket checks begin on the Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail riders be warned, daily random ticket checks are now in the works. The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, operating company of the Commuter Rail, began a “Fare is Fair” initiative on Tuesday as an attempt to crack down on fare evasions, which lead to millions of dollars...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:58am

Comm Ave. open to cars, T commuters after 3 weeks of construction

For commuters who rely on Comm Ave., you’re now able to travel over the main road again after three weeks of construction work.  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s major work on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is completed and as of Wednesday morning, the Green Line B...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26am

Comm Ave, B Line to reopen to commuters mid-week

Though the Massachusetts Turnpike was free of heavy closures ahead of schedule, the reopening of Commonwealth Avenue has been delayed. Officials said that the final work in the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project saw delays due to weather conditions, like rain postponing the pouring of concrete....

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11:32am

All Mass. Pike Allston lanes are reopened ahead of schedule

If you take the Massachusetts Turnpike, your morning commute should be back to normal as of Monday morning. All four lanes in each direction on I-90 are open once again, as of 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The Pike was previously whittled down...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:59am

Buses will replace rail service on 5 MBTA lines this weekend

Boston commuters have had to deal with some stress this week navigating around the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge construction. This weekend, more transit snarls are in store. Buses will replace train service on five different MBTA rail lines in what’s believed to be the “most diversions...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:20pm

Court throws out lawsuit by commuter rail rider frustrated with winter 2015 service

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled on Monday that the MBTA did not break any contract with riders when commuter rail trains were cancelled and delayed during the 2015 winter. The lawsuit, filed by commuter-rail rider Raquel Rodriguez, alleged that the service disruptions along the commuter rail...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:58pm

Traffic was slow but not as bad as feared on first morning commute of Comm Ave Bridge project

The first Monday morning rush hour since the start of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge project did see some congestion, but it was less less traffic than expected, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver said. On Monday morning, the capacity of the Massachusetts Turnpike was...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:28am

Number of satisfied commuter rail passengers nearly doubles since disastrous 2015 winter: Survey

The MBTA’s Commuter Rail operator Keolis faced harsh criticism after the record-breaking 2015 winter that debilitated public transit in the Boston area. In the two years since the company’s on-time performance was deemed “not acceptable,” Keolis is reporting that the number...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 12:49pm

Comm Ave Bridge Replacement will cause 'hellish' 3 weeks for traffic: MassDOT

MassDOT officials are warning commuters to prepare for a “hellish three weeks” as construction on the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is set to start Friday. Basically, “Stay away,’ advised Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack at a press conference on Tuesday. The...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

Hubway adding extra stations to alleviate Comm Ave construction stress

The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement project is sure to cause commuter-related headaches in the next three weeks. In an attempt to alleviate some of that stress, Hubway is launching a new app in advance of the construction congestion. This is the Boston bike-sharing program’s first app...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:01pm

Parking meter rates to rise in Harvard Square

Though no one in the Boston area actually “pahks the cah in Hahvahd yahd,” plenty of people park in Harvard Square, and that high demand is causing the price of parking meters there to rise. Beginning the week of July 24, parking meter rates across the entire city of Cambridge will...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:55am

5 Boston neighborhoods picked for 'slow streets' program

Five Boston neighborhoods have been selected to participate in the city’s Slow Streets program, an effort that will help Boston eliminate fatal and serious traffic accidents as part of its Vision Zero goal, Mayor Marty Walsh announced. The program will also serve to “improve the...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:29am

MBTA welcomes 345 new buses

The department of transportation announced on Tuesday the delivery of 345 new buses to the MBTA’s service fleet. The buses will be delivered by next month and include 156 diesel-electric hybrid buses, 175 compressed natural-gas buses and 44 sixty-foot, articulated buses (also known as...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:55pm

New York drivers spend 107 hours a year searching for parking spots: Report

Anyone who has a car in a major city knows the pain of parking – it can hit your wallet if you often get tickets, or it can cause you to spend a lot of time searching. INRIX Research, a transportation analytics company, released a report this week that looks at exactly how much parking woes...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:28pm

Uber and MetLife Stadium are teaming up

Uber and MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets, announced on Thursday that they are teaming up to give sports fans and concertgoers another option besides waiting in a crowded parking lot. MetLife Stadium has chosen Uber as its official ridesharing partner, and to...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 8:33am

Lyft partners with nuTonomy to test self-driving cars for passenger pickup in Boston

Requesting a Lyft in Boston may soon bring you a driverless car. The ride-hailing company has partnered with Cambridge-based nuTonomy to develop self-driving cars to pick up Lyft passengers. The collaborative effort will come together in Boston; the pilot will kick off in the coming...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:17pm

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