• public transit Dec 27, 2020

    Can Public Transportation Survive the Pandemic? Experts Warn of ‘Death Spiral'

    Passenger numbers on New York’s MTA and London’s Underground metro system initially crashed by around 95 percent, and have since recovered to only about one-third of last year’s levels. And while those numbers have rebounded, passenger numbers are likely to be lower in the near-to-medium term.

  • coronavirus Dec 10, 2020

    Fears and Tension Mount for Commuters Still Heading to Work

    As the coronavirus rages across the U.S., grocery workers, health care professionals, university staffers, cleaning crews and others who don’t have the option to work from home must weigh safety against affordability when deciding how best to commute to their jobs

  • mbta Nov 19, 2020

    MBTA Employees, Commuters Rally Against Proposed Service Cuts

    A group of MBTA employees and commuters were scheduled to hold a rolling rally outside the agency’s Boston headquarters on Thursday morning to speak out against proposed service cuts. The rally, organized by Public Transit Public Good, was in response to proposed service cuts the MBTA put forward earlier this month due to a decline in ridership and revenue...

  • service cuts Nov 19, 2020

    MBTA Workers Riders Rally Over Proposed Service Cuts

    Some MBTA employees and commuters were scheduled to hold a rolling rally Thursday outside the agency’s Boston headquarters to speak out against proposed service cuts.

  • mbta Jun 16, 2020

    MBTA Careening Toward Another Fiscal Crisis: Report

    The MBTA faces “existential” long-term budget challenges as the pandemic’s impact on revenue exacerbates existing trends, a fiscal watchdog group warned in a new report. By fiscal year 2022, the T could have an operating budget deficit of more than $400 million, according to a new analysis released by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Spending and revenue patterns could reach the…

  • mbta Jun 16, 2020

    MBTA Sees More Riders, But Nowhere Near the Pre-Coronavirus Days

    MBTA ridership is creeping upward from record lows as Massachusetts businesses continue to open their doors to customers and their own employees, but overall public transit use remains far lighter than before the COVID-19 outbreak began. This week, T buses transported an average of 125,000 passengers per day, an increase from 90,000 per day during the shutdown’s peak, MBTA General…

  • public transit Apr 29, 2020

    Making Public Transport Safe Next Hurdle in Easing Lockdowns

    In cities around the world, public transport systems are the key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies, yet everything from trains to buses to ferries to bicycles will have to be re-imagined for the coronavirus era. In Europe in particular, public transport is shaping up as a new front line in the battle to tame…

  • commuter rail Dec 16, 2019

    These Boston-Area Commuter Rail Stations Will Get Fare Gates: Report

    Three of the Hub’s busiest Commuter Rail train stations will reportedly get fare gates installed next year in an effort to improve fare collections. The Boston Globe reports Back Bay, South Station and North Station will roll out the new gates with the latter probably being the first to get them installed. Commuter Rail manager Keolis will reportedly install...

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