MBTA

Commuter Rail

New Transit-Oriented Development Requirements for Boston-Area Transit Stations

Cities with commuter rail stops will have to accommodate higher-density housing or risk losing access to state resources and housing grants.

January 26, 2021 - The Boston Globe

Boston Subway T

Transit Agencies Begin Service Changes for Coronavirus Response

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.

March 16, 2020 - The Boston Globe

Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Conflict: Gas Tax or Carbon Charge on Fuel to Fund Transit?

The Democratic House just passed a gas tax increase that the Republican governor opposes because he wants his state to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a carbon pricing program applicable to fuel. Both measures will fund transit.

March 11, 2020 - CommonWealth

Boston Subway T

A Twitter Account for Your Transit Mood

A Twitter account is broadcasting its findings about the mood of transit riders in Boston, in real time.

March 14, 2019 - The Boston Globe

MBTA Bus

MBTA Will Move to Proof-of-Payment System

A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.

March 6, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Boston Bus

Boston to Add 194 Hybrid Buses

The MBTA will use local and FTA monies to bring in the new vehicles which will replace older diesel and hybrid buses aging out of their usable lifespan.

January 16, 2019 - The Boston Herald

Boston Red Line

MBTA's Capital Spending Plan Subject to Agency-Wide Review

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.

January 16, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Boston Bus

Boston Dedicated Bus Lanes Facing Funding Questions

The bus lanes have improved travel times, but who should cover the costs isn't entirely clear.

January 11, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Commuter Rail

Boston Region Looking for Commuter Rail Fixes

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.

December 4, 2018 - Sentinel & Enterprise News

MBTA Green Line

The Millennials Who Came to Save Public Transit in Boston

Politico makes the team at TransitMatters in Boston nationally famous.

October 29, 2018 - Politico Magazine

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