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MBTA proposes drastic service cuts, alarming Suffolk students

Government Center MBTA stop
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...

Panel debates governor’s report on MBTA

Sam Humphrey/Journal Staff
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...

MBTA needs major reforms before new revenue

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

What can Suffolk do about so many snow days?

Jeremy Hayes/Journal Staff
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...

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

Sam Humphrey/Journal Staff
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...

MBTA reaction to Red Line panic was insensitive and unnecessary

Craig Martin/Journal Staff
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
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

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...

Late-night T service and food trucks announced

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

Suffolk students prepare for closure of Government Center

(Photo by Will Senar)
February 26, 2014

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced that on March 22, Government Center Station will be closing to start renovations in the station to accommodate the needs of the Americans...

Suffolk, Boston, and the MBTA: Information for new students

June 6, 2013

Welcome to college! First of all, congratulations on entering adulthood. In case you didn’t know, that starts right now. While some may say that the “real world” exists after college graduation,...

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