It’s ironic the Baker administration’s chosen approach to the much-needed Orange Line shutdown seems destined to further erode the same public trust in the T it was supposed to repair.
It turns out it won’t just be the entire MBTA Orange Line shutting down between mid-August and mid-September.
A legislative effort to expand the MBTA’s board of directors with additional municipal representation seemed to get lost in the shuffle during the Sunday-Monday marathon legislative session.
The MBTA will venture into uncharted territory with a newly announced month-long shutdown of the Orange Line, and the unprecedented step might not be the last of its kind.
With the MBTA planning to shut down its entire Orange Line subway to conduct a range of safety repairs and upgrades, the 101,000 people who take the line every day will need to use different ways to get to work.
The upcoming shutdown of the entire MBTA Orange Line will also prompt work to phase out some of the oldest subway cars in service, officials announced Wednesday.
A prominent transit advocate is questioning the MBTA’s plans to shut down one of its busiest subway lines for a month starting in a little over two weeks to carry out a backlog of repairs.
Boston firefighters responded Saturday to the second fire in five weeks at the One Congress office tower in downtown Boston.
We can’t expect to prosper and grow with the nation’s worst traffic and housing costs. Getting transit fixes and investments right is key to fixing both issues.
Citing a “continued failure” to prevent runaway trains despite past warnings, federal overseers Friday ordered the MBTA to conduct a new series of safety briefings for workers and produce new documentation putting necessary inspection steps on the record.
On the same day that one head of the legislature’s Transportation Committee said decision-makers have no choice but to “do something dramatic” to fix the MBTA, Gov. Charlie Baker defended the transit agency he oversees by arguing that, for most riders, it’s really not that bad.
On the same day that one head of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee said decision-makers have no choice but to “do something dramatic” to fix the MBTA, two leading transit advocates criticized his suggestion that the transit agency be folded into the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and a Beacon Hill lawmaker defended legislation that could accelerate redevelopment of a 43-acre waterfront parcel including a potential professional soccer stadium.
A Better City, which advocates for transportation and city planning policies, said Thursday that Gov. Charlie Baker should name a safety expert and a team of helpers who would report directly to him and take charge of implementing federal inspectors safety directives at the MBTA.
A fire on an MBTA Orange Line sent hundreds running for safety and smoke boiling into the sky during the morning commute Thursday.
The city of Medford will offer 28 acres of air rights development over the MBTA’s Wellington station, setting the stage for a potential massive transit-oriented development on the Orange Line.
The reduced subway frequencies and crowding that business leaders say is helping keep workers away from downtown offices might not go away until next year, one MBTA overseers fears.
Top transportation officials estimated they will need hundreds of millions of dollars to fix glaring safety issues at the MBTA and defended the agency’s transparency as they faced probing questions at the outset of a legislative oversight hearing.
MBTA officials say they’re making progress in addressing safety and staffing issues that have seen subway frequencies slashed, disrupting trips across the Boston area.
Senators will try to convince their House colleagues the time is right to make another pass at mandating a low-income fare program at the MBTA, reviving the specter of a gubernatorial veto during the coming late-session flurry.