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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

March 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Public transit agencies are responding to declining ridership during the Coronavirus outbreak by reducing service. But the right balance between safe, reliable, and sustainable will be hard to calibrate in these difficult times.
The Boston Globe
January 6, 2020, 5am PST
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) supports a multi-state proposal to mitigate tailpipe emissions that would increase gas prices and pay for transit projects in an $18 billion transportation bond. A bill has been introduced to ensure that doesn't happen.
The Boston Herald
December 19, 2019, 5am PST
Raising density around transit stations to a level already existing in some parts of the city would enable hundreds of thousands of new housing units in and around Boston, according to a thought experiment by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.
The Boston Globe
December 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
August 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.
The Boton Globe
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
June 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
A Red Line train recently derailed on the T in Boston, providing the latest example of the need for drastic measures to course correct public transit in the region.
The Boston Globe
May 15, 2019, 10am PDT
A new estimate of how much it will cost to repair all of the infrastructure in the MBTA system places the price tag $3 billion higher than an estimate made only four years ago.
The Boston Globe
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
January 16, 2019, 7am PST
The MBTA’s plan to repair and improve the ailing system means major service disruptions are likely coming. Officials say they want to minimize the pain and suffering of riders.
The Boston Globe
January 11, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes have improved travel times, but who should cover the costs isn't entirely clear.
The Boston Globe
December 28, 2018, 7am PST
A closer look at commuting and ridership shows the differences between urban and suburban transit patterns.
Pedestrian Observations
December 6, 2018, 7am PST
Streetfilms explores the efforts of cities in the Boston region tp redesign bus operations.
Streetsblog USA
December 4, 2018, 5am PST
The North-South Rail Link has been under discussion in the Boston region for Decades now. A new 'Rail Vision' process continues the discussion again.
Sentinel & Enterprise News
October 29, 2018, 6am PDT
Politico makes the team at TransitMatters in Boston nationally famous.
Politico Magazine
October 18, 2018, 5am PDT
A missing link in Boston's subway system could be built for a lower price and on an accelerated timeline.
Boston Globe
August 10, 2018, 8am PDT
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is undertaking a series of videos asking for polite and courteous behavior from riders.
The Boston Globe
March 9, 2018, 2pm PST
Surveys on ride-hailing conducted by regional planning agencies, academic institutions, and public transit agencies throughout the U.S. reviewed by the Associated Press largely led to the same conclusion: more traffic and reduced use of transit.
Associated Press
December 15, 2017, 10am PST
A particularly frustrating 1.2-mile stretch became a whole lot smoother when simple orange cones turned a parking lane and a bike lane into a lane for buses.
Streetsblog USA
October 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
The MBTA pilot tested all-door boarding on two bus lines and found that the little-used best practice improved transit service.
MBTA Data Blog