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Commuter rail operator hit with ransomware attack

Hackers appear to have published stolen employee information online → Read More

Governor Baker is banking on us flocking back to Uber and Lyft

The governor is again trying to raise the state fee on ride-hailing, and projecting a return of its reduced ridership next year. → Read More

MBTA is changing its forecast and expects fewer riders next year

Officials at the MBTA are planning for fare revenue to reach no more than 38 percent of pre-pandemic levels by June, after previously pegging that number at 60 percent. → Read More

Allston project could put Walsh, Baker administrations at odds

The configuration of the two major roads, as well as four railroad tracks and a bike and walking path, in a narrow area bounded by the Charles and Boston University remains the project’s major sticking point. → Read More

Subway trains every 10 minutes? Even ‘essential’ MBTA services could see significant cuts

The T is trying to balance service levels to avoid overcrowding while facing as much as a $600 million budget shortfall. → Read More

BU offers more land to break logjam over Mass. Pike project

The sticking point over the $1 billion highway rebuild involves just a few feet of space in a constricted area along the Charles River. → Read More

New Red, Orange line trains will be at least a year late

The outdated Red and Orange line fleets won’t be fully replaced until 2024, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials said Monday. → Read More

Cash-strapped MBTA could be hit hard by service cuts

Faced with a looming budget deficit, MBTA officials are planning a host of service cuts in a bid to save as much as $255 million next year, with reductions possible across the system. → Read More

MBTA now provides crowding information for the subway

It’s not real-time information, but riders can now check on typical crowding levels on the Red, Blue and Orange lines. → Read More

In the most complicated stretch of the Green Line extension, cyclists will rise above it all

The 1,400-foot viaduct will offer cyclists a striking, hard-won perch, rising at one point some 50 feet above the surface and the nest of rail tracks below. → Read More

The federal government rejected funding for a major Blue Hill Avenue bus project. Now what?

The commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department, Greg Rooney, said the grant decision was obviously disappointing, but the Blue Hill Avenue project remains a priority for Mayor Martin J. Walsh. → Read More

Electric buses still a ways off for MBTA

While the batteries' charge is good for about 110 miles in nice weather, it is very sensitive to the temperature and falls precipitously in colder conditions. → Read More

MBTA joins other transit systems to seek more federal aid to replace lost fares

The MBTA projects a budget shortfall f $300 million to $600 million next year, mainly due to dwindling fare collections as ridership remains far below pre-pandemic levels. → Read More

MBTA will boost commuter rail service to Lynn, Brockton

More trains will run across the system, with many allocated to the Newburyport/Rockport line, which serves Lynn, and the Middleboro line, which serves Brockton. → Read More

Boston to make new downtown bike network permanent

Green paint and flex posts will soon replace the traffic barrels that currently delineate the pop-up network around Boston Common and the Public Garden. → Read More

Developers are already zeroing in on West Station

West Station, which may not open for two decades, is already inspiring development. → Read More

The MBTA is exploring service cuts ahead of a budget crisis

Officials have begun planning for service cuts as they stare down a mammoth budget gap in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Are these new MBTA armrests an aid for people with disabilities, or a hostile act against the homeless?

The T says it installed metal armrests on benches inside stations to improve seating for the elderly and disabled. Some critics say they prevent the homeless from sleeping inside stations. → Read More

Planning your return to the MBTA? Here’s what you missed

What we learned is that trains and buses aren’t necessarily rolling virus factories, the T can indeed move quickly to adjust service, and that it’s easier to upgrade century-old infrastructure when barely anyone is using it. → Read More

It really is Charlie on the M(B)TA

After years of resisting entreaties to ride the T, Governor Charlie Baker says he commuted on the Blue Line early this year. → Read More