April 18, 2017, 7am PDT
MIT's Transit Lab created a ridership model called Origin Destination Transfer (ODX) that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is using to make incremental changes to the region's bus system.
April 6, 2017, 6am PDT
A revised plan to extend the MBTA's Green Line light rail line into Somerville and Medford required approval from the state (approved last May) and the Federal Transit Authority (approved this week).
November 28, 2016, 11am PST
Recent problems on the commuter rail operations contracted out by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Denver's Regional Transportation District caught the eye of Governing's transportation and infrastructure reporter.
November 16, 2016, 10am PST
Boston residents got their first look earlier this week at the new trains that will grace the T tracks in 2019.
November 3, 2016, 6am PDT
A proposal by on demand bus and shuttle company Bridj would fill a gap in late night service in the Boston area.
September 8, 2016, 6am PDT
A decision to privatize the employment of drivers and maintenance workers, especially for the system's buses, could lead to a wave of layoffs.
July 11, 2016, 11am PDT
Denver's transit agency is running very similar Hyundai Rotem EMUs on their new A Line to the airport. The car shells are imported from South Korea and assembled in the same Philadelphia plant as SEPTA's problem-plagued Silverliner V cars.
May 27, 2016, 10am PDT
With so much attention placed on the woes facing D.C. Metro, it's important to recognize that it is hardly the only subway facing critical infrastructure investment needs.
May 16, 2016, 8am PDT
It's important for transit to look and feel nice, if only to resurrect its deeply tarnished image in the United States. But ridership depends on good service, not good aesthetics.
May 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The cities of Somerville and Cambridge are digging into their pockets to save the beleaguered Green Line extension project. State transportation officials could decide next week if the additional $75 million matters or not.
March 30, 2016, 11am PDT
Boston is the latest of a growing number of cities that could end the use of cash to may for transit tickets. The change does not come without some concern for riders.
March 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
The MBTA is considering the future of a unique service: the Mattapan high-speed trolley line. Upkeep costs are high, but replacing the track with buses might be a shortsighted move.
March 2, 2016, 7am PST
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority board voted to shut down late night transit service on the T this week, finding that ridership did not justify the cost of the long operation hours.
November 21, 2015, 7am PST
An interesting pitch in Boston: use transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to provide paratransit services.
October 23, 2015, 6am PDT
As part of the city's long-term Go Boston 2030 plan, residents were consulted about what improvements they would like to see. Answers included an end to fatal crashes and better-integrated, more frequent transit.
March 23, 2015, 9am PDT
Boston commuters report frustrations with a lack of parking at stations along the system—so much so that they sometimes abandon hope of finding a spot or catching a train.
February 16, 2015, 7am PST
A Boston resident has launched a not totally-serious crowdfunding page called "Modernizing Boston's Transit" to help raise the $30 billion needed to fix the MBTA.
January 18, 2015, 9am PST
Can the Olympic bid provide an impetus for long-range planning for the Boston metropolitan area?
July 2, 2014, 12pm PDT
Jarrett Walker details the nuances of travel time comparisons, following on a recent Boston Magazine article comparing MBTA transit service to the new Bridj private bus service.
June 19, 2014, 12pm PDT
Boston is in the process of effectively privatizing the management of its largest transit hubs. The latest example: a deal that would renovate MBTA’s Back Bay Station in exchange for air rights for a skyscraper above the station.