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Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
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Transit activists protest MBTA service cuts
After losing the majority of its riders during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MBTA announced Nov. 9 extensive cuts to service on the T, commuter rail, ferry and buses. Starting January 2021 and continuing through the summer, they will roll back service times and specific lines, prioritizing what they call “essential lines” for communities that rely on public transportation.
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State begins construction on Columbus Ave. bus lane.
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State begins construction on Columbus Ave. bus lane.
The city broke ground on Columbus Avenue this week in a project that puts bus lanes in the center of the street and limits the amount of vehicular traffic. Though Boston is also working on several bike corridor projects, this one will not include bike lanes, and will remove some of the on-street parking.
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Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
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Demonstrators blast Baker on MBTA cuts
MBTA trains have derailed 50 times over the last five years. In that same amount of time, Gov. Charlie Baker has laid off 20% of the maintenance workers who are charged with keeping the trains on track, transit equity advocates say. 
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Fairmount Line electrification study clears legislative hurdle
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Fairmount Line electrification study clears legislative hurdle
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a budget amendment authorizing full funding of a study to determine the feasibility of full electrification of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
For years, trains on the Fairmount Line passed by Mattapan Square, speeding commuters to South Station while bypassing the busy commercial district. Last week, community members and elected officials celebrated as the brand-new commuter rail station at Blue Hill Avenue near Mattapan Square officially opened, a move many say will shorten commute times for neighborhood residents.
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Elected officials blast planned MBTA fare hikes
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Elected officials blast planned MBTA fare hikes
At a public meeting hosted by the MBTA last week, elected officials and commuters slammed the transportation agency’s recent proposal of a 6.3 percent increase in fares starting July 1, 2019.
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
The 75-year-old trolleys on the MBTA Mattapan Line will most likely be replaced with newer light rail vehicles like those on the Green Line, according to an MBTA study released last week.
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
Mattapan residents met last week to approve the latest plans for the $57 million redevelopment of Mattapan Station, one of the final chances to weigh in before developers seek state funding for the proposed mixed-use residential project.
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