Mattapan trolley riders call for infrastructure repairs and new vehicles MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about their current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got it on Wednesday evening at the first of... Read more
On Monday morning, a handful of brave souls, buffeted by near-hurricane gusts of icy wind, stood on the brand-new Blue Hill Avenue station platform, waiting to be among the first passengers to enjoy a new and quicker commute to South Station from Mattapan... Read more
Residents want to see healthy, smoke-free apartments, award-winning design elements and — critically— a family-friendly, fine dining restaurant included in a mixed-use development now on the drawing board for Mattapan Square. A development team led by... Read more
MBTA riders can expect shuttle buses to replace train service on the Red Line for nine weekends beginning in September and running through December as winter resiliency work takes place, MBTA officials said last week. The MBTA Fiscal Management and... Read more
Facing a Friday deadline, the MBTA and its software vendor are scrambling to load new fares into fare gates, vending machines and systems on buses and trolleys. "We had some challenges last week in terms of replicating in the field what we're doing in... Read more
The MBTA expects to come in $75 million under budget by the end of fiscal 2016 in June and plans to invest the savings into capital spending and substantially reducing the projected fiscal 2017 deficit, which has been estimated at $242 million. With a... Read more
Public transit riders will see free access to the MBTA and the commuter rail for one day, while corporate and other passholders will see a 15 percent discount for one month, under a $5 million plan that state officials approved Wednesday. The plan, passed... Read more
Mattapan Line: Workers labored to clear the Mattapan trolley tracks near Milton station over the weekend. Service resumed on the trolley line on Monday after weeks of being off-line due to snow and ice. Photo courtesy Ellen Berlin Commuters on the... Read more
Sounding cautionary notes, MBTA officials are aiming to re-open the Braintree section of the Red Line and the Green Line's Boston College spur on Monday. The agency released the information in a Wednesday evening announcement that also said service... Read more
With Massachusetts commuters struggling with daily delays and cancellations on public transit, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said predictions that it could take a month after the final snow falls to fully restore MBTA service are being viewed by his team... Read more


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