The Huntington News

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

Systemic Inequality Threatens Boston’s Transit System

November 1, 2018

By Jolaade Okanlawon, news correspondent Panelists discussed systemic inequality and racism in Boston’s streets and local transportation system at the Roxbury Innovation Center Oct. 25. The event, “Broken Buses and Incomplete Streets: Addressing Inequity in our Transportation System,” was ...

New bridge will connect north, south sides of campus

New bridge will connect north, south sides of campus

Nick Hirano

October 15, 2018

Students, faculty and administrators gathered early morning Sunday to watch a crane hoist 240,000 pounds of steel over the MBTA tracks to assemble a new walkway that will eventually connect Columbus Ave. to the Snell Quad. The late-night event, held in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineerin...

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

Avery Bleichfeld

September 27, 2018

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 loading times on above-ground transit and possi...

SGA collaborates with local transit

SGA collaborates with local transit

September 19, 2018

By Alison Booth, news correspondent The Student Government Association, or SGA, recently partnered with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, and Zipcar to provide incoming Northeastern first-year and transfer students with CharlieCards, a Zipcar discount and detailed transportation in...

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

Runners attempt to ‘Beat the T’ during marathon weekend

Chris Triunfo, city editor

April 17, 2018

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 T! Race. This year’s race was ...

City planner urges transit equity through community engagement

City planner urges transit equity through community engagement

February 22, 2018

By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor Northeastern University Archives led a discussion on transportation equity in Boston Feb. 13 and screened a documentary about the formation of the Silver Line, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s transit line that connects both Roxbury and the South E...

Editorial: Boston posters for ‘SMILF’ deserve to stay

Editorial: Boston posters for ‘SMILF’ deserve to stay

The Editorial Board

February 14, 2018

City Councilor Ed Flynn does not have the right to tell the “SMILF" creator that her South Boston experience is invalid.

Students and faculty talk MBTA challenges

Students and faculty talk MBTA challenges

October 29, 2017

By Ava Sasani, news correspondent As Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker continues to enjoy rising approval ratings, students said his 2014 promises to revamp the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, have still not been realized. In the 2014 governor’s election race, Baker pledged to revitalize th...

Editorial: MBTA budget proposals hurt locals

Editorial: MBTA budget proposals hurt locals

March 16, 2017

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) unveiled a budget plan that is alarming at best. According to The Boston Globe, the MBTA wants to suspend all weekend commuter rail service for a year and cut tens of thousands of door-to-door rides for passengers with disabilities. The T is constantly under fire, whether it’s dealing poorly with...

Boston runners “Race the T” to fight homelessness

Boston runners “Race the T” to fight homelessness

January 12, 2017

By Ryan Grewal, city editor On Saturday morning, Boston-area runners will race the notoriously slow B-branch of the Green Line. The four-mile run, dubbed “Race the T,” will raise money for Back on My Feet, a running-based nonprofit that combats homelessness. The race will begin at Boston College, the subway...

Man killed by Orange Line train at Ruggles Station

Man killed by Orange Line train at Ruggles Station

November 7, 2016

By Alejandro Serrano, Ryan Grewal and Alex Eng, News Staff A man was struck and killed by a train at Ruggles Station Monday afternoon, according to a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police official. At approximately 2:40 p.m., a man was walking in the area of the tracks wh...