The Huntington News

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

September 26, 2018


Filed under City

By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Ask riders about their experiences with Boston’s public transit, and they’ll likely have a prepared list of complaints about the system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, has identified some areas for improvement, including load...

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

April 17, 2018


Filed under City

By Christian Triunfo, news staff More than 50 runners from across Massachusetts gathered at the Prudential Center on Friday for a race. Their opponent? The Green Line. People of all ages and athletic capabilities suited up and ran the three-mile route up Beacon Street for Boston’s annual Beat the ...

Cartoon: The sounds of Halloween

Cartoon: The sounds of Halloween

October 29, 2017


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

News illustration by Victoria Barranco.

MBTA fare changes go into effect, “money room” audit reveals dangerous working conditions

MBTA fare changes go into effect, “money room” audit reveals dangerous working conditions

July 7, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Rachel Morford, news staff Fare changes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) proposed in March went into effect earlier this week, changing the cost of commuter services for the Boston T and bus systems. While the majority of MBTA services experienced a fare increase, s...

Officials, Bostonians clash over T price increases

Officials, Bostonians clash over T price increases

February 11, 2016


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Patrick Burgard, news correspondent The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) once again finds itself the target of significant public scrutiny as its leadership fights a two-front war against massive debt and aging equipment. To address both the $240 million debt and ongoing railway pr...

Protesters shut down T stop

Protesters shut down T stop

November 10, 2015


Filed under Photo Galleries

In a demonstration that shut down the T station at Northeastern University and brought live coverage from a news helicopter, protesters turned out for higher minimum wage and benefits for adjunct professors at the university. Photos by Brian Bae, deputy photo editor

Additional costs threaten Green Line extension

Additional costs threaten Green Line extension

September 9, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Jose Castillo, news staff The planned extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line into Somerville and Medford is facing a budget shortfall of between $700 million and $1 billion, and few decisions have been made regarding the cost overruns weeks after officials...

Greenline app eases riders’ woes

Greenline app eases riders’ woes

February 25, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Rowan Walrath, city editor A new app that tracks aboveground Green Line trains may ease the frustrations experienced by MBTA customers this winter. “Just avoid the Green Line as a rule,” freshman computer engineering major Michael Wong said. “If I could know where when the Green Line was comin...

Green Line to close stops in Allston

Green Line to close stops in Allston

October 29, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Amanda Hoover, news correspondent Thanks to efforts by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Boston city officials, commuting on Commonwealth Avenue could become shorter by one to two minutes per commute, which can be the difference between making an 8 a.m. lecture or early mor...

Editorial: MBTA upgrades are long overdue

January 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In the midst of Wednesday’s morning commute, on the coldest morning of the year thus far, the Green Line stopped running. A cable fire in the tunnel between the Copley and Arlington stations disabled service through the heart of downtown – between Kenmore Square and Government Center – as well as ...

Column: T Time

January 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

This week, thanks to the Boston blog Universal Hub, I stumbled upon the MBTA Transit Police blog's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. It started last week with a post titled “Marijuana-FAQ.” Whoever writes this stuff should be given their own personal blog.  Who knew the police could be...

Students decry T fare hikes as transit police roll out increased evasion fees

October 10, 2012


Filed under City

By Erica Moser, News Correspondent  Zac Sheffer is one of many feeling the effects of the MBTA fare hikes implemented July 1. “I take the T to get to work,” the senior mechanical engineering major said, “So it’s a little unfortunate.” MBTA public transportation fares have risen an avera...

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