Adam Vaccaro, The Boston Globe

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Recent articles by Adam:

Pandemic shows a stark reality: For many, MBTA buses are a lifeline

Some routes are still drawing only small fractions of their pre-pandemic ridership. But on others, vehicles are getting crowded with people who have no other way to get to work. → Read More

Hints of tension between Boston and state officials with Allston highway project

In the fine print, state officials appeared to decline a request from Boston Chief of Streets Chris Osgood that could facilitate the idea to build everything at grade. → Read More

How big can BlueBikes get?

The expansion of BlueBikes to Everett, Arlington, Revere, and other communities has municipal leaders considering whether they should join the bike-sharing network. → Read More

Green Line work was supposed to be short-term pain for quicker gain. The coronavirus changed the equation

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the hassle has been largely removed from the equation. → Read More

Minority riders cited more often for skipping fares on MBTA

Transit Police officials strongly defended their practices, arguing they’ve heard no recent complaints about disproportionately targeting people of color and noting that officers undergo anti-bias training. → Read More

Boston installs new downtown bike lanes — for now

The cordoned-off lanes around the Boston Common and Public Garden were first suggested by previous Mayor Thomas Menino. The COVID-19 outbreak prompted City Hall to move ahead with the idea. → Read More

Should police need a warrant to access CharlieCard data?

The Massachusetts high court will consider another twist on modern surveillance and privacy law. → Read More

A bus-only lane could open on the Tobin Bridge

A reserved lane would eliminate a major source of delays on some of the MBTA's most popular bus routes. → Read More

Front boarding returns to MBTA buses, trolleys next week

The transit agency will end the rear-boarding only policy that resulted in free fares for months. → Read More

State sues Uber and Lyft, saying they cheat drivers by calling them contractors

“Uber and Lyft have gotten a free ride for far too long,” Attorney General Maura Healey said. → Read More

The Allston Mass. Pike project strikes some critics as too car-centric

Activists are asking: Why, in 2020, is Massachusetts still thinking narrowly in terms of a highway project, especially when there is a movement afoot to reduce Boston’s epic traffic by moving commuters onto public transit, and the state is under pressure to reduce climate-changing emissions from cars and trucks? → Read More

It’s been taking longer to get an Uber in Boston since the virus hit

Uber says it has seen a big uptick in Boston wait times due to shortage of drivers on the road. But the company cited a cause that may not garner much sympathy with riders: it’s not allowed to raise prices during the pandemic. → Read More

Hundreds of drivers for the MBTA’s Ride service are on strike

The MBTA is asking riders with disabilities to avoid nonessential trips on the Ride, after about 350 drivers went on strike. → Read More

Replacement of Cape Cod bridges moves forward with federal-state deal

The state will assume ownership of the bridges and control of the massive, $1 billion-plus construction project. → Read More

The North Washington Street Bridge is about to come down

A temporary bridge will carry traffic in out of downtown Boston while the aging truss bridge is demolished. → Read More

The MBTA is sharing crowding information during the pandemic. So, how does it work?

The latest MBTA digital feature would have been nice to have months ago, but now seems borderline critical during an infectious disease outbreak: live information on how crowded that next bus is, allowing riders to decide if there’s enough room to safely board and observe social distancing. → Read More

Baker approves one-year extension for MBTA board amid pandemic, financial challenges

Governor Charlie Baker signed off late Thursday on a one-year extension of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, keeping the agency’s oversight panel in place through the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

City councilors, activists push for reduced fares, more transit funding

A campaign is reviving debate over equity one year after the MBTA raised fares → Read More

MBTA says its board members did not violate open meeting law over police protest decision

A state representative filed a complaint saying the board's directive to stop providing T buses to shuttle police to protests was improper. → Read More

MBTA board would stay in place another year under Beacon Hill deal

House and Senate negotiators agreed to a one-year extension of the MBTA board’s term, with the Senate giving it final approval Thursday afternoon. If Governor Charlie Baker signs the legislation, the board will stay in place until next summer. → Read More