Transportation

Keolis adding 4 more stops at Boston Landing

Keolis adding 4 more stops at Boston Landing

Increased traffic could have implications for West Station

THE MBTA’S COMMUTER RAIL OPERATOR said that four additional trains will stop at Boston Landing Station starting Monday to accommodate increased passenger traffic, which advocates for a proposed West Station say is a positive sign of customer demand in the area. Boston Landing, located on the Framingham-Worcester Line, opened a year ago adjacent to a(...)

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T notes: Baker loves coming attractions

T notes: Baker loves coming attractions

Agency adopts policy on paying employees with capital funds

AS HE SEEKS REELECTION, one of Gov. Charlie Baker’s biggest concerns is that voters will lose patience with his efforts to turn around the MBTA. So whenever an opportunity presents itself, the governor and T officials like to offer riders previews of coming attractions. Last week it was the Green Line of the future. On(...)

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Bikers don’t get everything they want on Longfellow

Bikers don’t get everything they want on Longfellow

RMV wait times remain long; trash piles up along roads

THE LONGFELLOW BRIDGE between Cambridge and Boston will open at the end of this month without a much wider bike lane sought by cyclists, but state officials said they would be willing to reconsider their decision if traffic on the bridge justifies a change. Bicyclists have been pressing state officials for last-minute changes to the(...)

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Why new Green Line approach makes sense

Why new Green Line approach makes sense

Will increase capacity, speed up service, and save money

FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS, the design of Green Line cars has been dictated by the Lechmere Inner Loop, a 42-foot radius curve that has required custom-designed vehicles ever since the T moved beyond World War II era trolleys. This custom design has shackled the T and all Green Line riders to trolley equipment that(...)

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T notes: Budget boosts RTA funding 10%

T notes: Budget boosts RTA funding 10%

Seeks plan for electrifying Providence, Fairmount commuter rail lines

THE SENATE WAYS AND MEANS BUDGET proposal for the coming fiscal year would give a 10 percent increase in funding to the state’s 15 regional transit authorities, which provide bus service to residents outside the MBTA service area. The budget plan would provide $88 million in funding, with $84 million allocated among the authorities using(...)

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West Station wrangling

West Station wrangling

Transit advocates say building the station now will influence future development

IT’S PLAYING OUT as a classic chicken and egg situation. State officials say calls for a commuter rail station in the area of Allston being developed by Harvard as a major life sciences research hub are premature. They want to leave room for a station at the site, but are eyeing a possible opening in(...)

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T notes: TransitMatters raises concerns on Newton proposal

T notes: TransitMatters raises concerns on Newton proposal

Study on Mattapan Line options due in 30-60 days

A TRANSIT ADVOCATE WARNED on Monday that the MBTA’s planned rebuild of three commuter rail stations in Newton would hinder the system’s ability to provide regional rail service in the future. At a meeting of the Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday, T officials said they planned to build new, handicap-accessible stations on the(...)

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