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The Suffolk Journal

MTBA opens new Green Line extension to Somerville

MTBA opens new Green Line extension to Somerville

Athanasios Kazis and Katelyn Norwood April 12, 2022

The MBTA opened the first phase of the new Green Line Extension Project (GLX) on March 21, extending the Green Line past the previous Lechmere terminal stop to the Boston neighborhood of Somerville at...

OPINION: Mask up on the MBTA

OPINION: Mask up on the MBTA

Roxanne Snowden, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Even though the major spikes in COVID-19 cases feel like they are behind us, the importance of wearing a mask on the MBTA subway system has not been lost –– and some Bostonians need a reminder. I want...

Government Center MBTA stop

MBTA proposes drastic service cuts, alarming Suffolk students

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

The MBTA has drafted a plan that could pose significant changes to all of its public transportation systems -- including how you might get to and from campus -- in order to avoid facing a significant budget...

Sam Humphrey/Journal Staff

Panel debates governor’s report on MBTA

Sam Humphrey May 5, 2015

By now, commuters are well aware of the report commissioned by Governor Charlie Baker to identify problems and propose solutions for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. On Tuesday, Suffolk...

Governor Charlie Baker speaking at Suffolk Law School in February 2014. (Courtesy of Suffolk University)

MBTA needs major reforms before new revenue

Sam Humphrey April 15, 2015

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suffers from poor management, inefficient spending, and excessive employee absenteeism, according to an panel of experts' new report on the agency’s operations...

Jeremy Hayes/Journal Staff

What can Suffolk do about so many snow days?

February 18, 2015

By Patricia Negrón If there is one thing uniting all the people in Boston, it is our hatred for the record-breaking snowfalls we’ve had this winter. Boston has broken its record for most snowfall...

Sam Humphrey/Journal Staff

With a month of partial service ahead, MBTA’s woes put into perspective

February 18, 2015

What else is there to say about the dire situation of the MBTA? Until Monday, it seemed as if I had read every article left about the T’s woes. The past month saw transit passengers across the region...

Craig Martin/Journal Staff

MBTA reaction to Red Line panic was insensitive and unnecessary

Katie Dugan February 4, 2015

Smoke surrounded an inbound Red Line train car after its propulsion system failed as it was pulling into Quincy Center on Thursday morning, according to the Boston Herald. As smoke began to surround and...

New president, new direction

New president, new direction

Melissa Hanson September 9, 2014

Norman Smith stepped into Suffolk’s top position on Sept. 1 after the shocking and unexpected leave of former president James McCarthy. Smith, who has had a robust career of turning around universities...

MBTA fare hike set for July

Thalia Yunen June 5, 2014

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, or MassDOT, recently approved a 5 percent fare increase for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which will go into effect July 1. The...

Editor’s word: MBTA fare hikes and late night hours

March 26, 2014

Government Center is officially shut down. Late-night service starts Friday. Fare hikes may be on the way. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority has more than a few changes in store for Bostonians. Starting...

The Bacon Truck.
(Photo by Flickr user Chris Devers)

Late-night T service and food trucks announced

Melissa Hanson March 13, 2014

The city will have more appeal late at night according to Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who made separate announcements today of the start of extended hours on the MBTA and late-night...

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