Boston: MBTA, Keolis tout improvements to service, reliability

By Rosemary Ford, Staff Writer, The Salem News; October 11, 2019 NORTH ANDOVER — More trains are running on time…

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Massachusetts: New survey shows people want east-west rail

By G. Michael Dobbs, The Reminder; October 2, 2019 BOSTON – A new survey on extending and improving passenger rail…

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Boston: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is adding 80 more double-decker cars to its commuter rail fleet

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com; September 24, 2019 The MBTA is doubling down on double-decker commuter rail cars. The transit agency’s…

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Boston: T urged to experiment with income-based commuter rail fares

By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine; September 4, 2019 THE MBTA SHOULD EXPERIMENT with income-based fares and cut charges for reverse-commuting…

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Massachusetts considers leasing electric locomotives from Amtrak

By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth; August 27, 2019 MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND might lease electric locomotives to provide quicker, cleaner service…

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A New Standard Shapes Commuter Rail in Boston

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; August 15, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (KCS), a unit of Keolis North America, has…

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While most Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority traffic goes into Boston, some passengers take train west to Worcester

By Anissa Gardizy, Special to the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Telegram; August 6, 2019 One passenger boarded the 8:13 a.m.…

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Massachusetts: After nearly 30 years, a (real) South Coast Rail groundbreaking

By Peter Jasinski, Providence Journal; July 3, 2019 FREETOWN – In a lot of ways, it was a groundbreaking on…

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CRISI grant to explore Amtrak stop at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; June 11, 2019 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $2.8 million Consolidated Rail…

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Squirrel takes a ride on the subway in Boston

By Ben Hooper, UPI; April 29, 2019 April 29 (UPI) — Passengers on a Boston commuter train came to the…

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Fare Gates Planned at Three Commuter Rail Hubs in Boston

By State House News Service; Banker & Tradesman; April 25, 2019 Aiming to recoup tens of millions of dollars in…

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Massachusetts to fund South Coast rail service extension

By Johanna Seltz, Correspondent, The Boston Globe; April 26, 2019 The state, and not the MBTA, will pick up the…

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Boston: ‘Human error’ likely cause of Commuter Rail crash, derailment that shut down Fairmount Line

From WHDH 7 News; April 10, 2019 BOSTON (WHDH) – The Fairmount Commuter Rail Line was shut down for about…

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Transit Police Beat in Boston: Teens Allegedly Cause $7,000 Worth Of Damage To Commuter Rail Train On St. Patrick’s Day

From CBS Boston 4 WBZ; March 18, 2019 BOSTON (CBS) – Things got rowdy on the MBTA this St. Patrick’s…

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Boston’s MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift

By Sabrina Schnur, Globe Correspondent, Boston Globe; February 28, 2019 The first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in…

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The Daily CSX – CSX talks draw big Massachusetts crowd: Negotiations between Middleboro officials and MBTA give hope for end to controversy

By Daniel Schemer, Contributing Writer, South Coast Today; January 10, 2019 MIDDLEBORO — Representatives from the state Department of Transportation…

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Rejoice: Boston’s North Station Subway Connection Tunnel Is Finally Here

By Spencer Buell, Boston Magazine; January 7, 2019 The North Station pedestrian tunnel linking the subway to the commuter rail…

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‘They’re Bold and Fresh’: The Millennials Disrupting Boston’s Transit System

By ERICK TRICKEY, Politico Magazine; October 25, 2018 BOSTON—One Sunday night two years ago, Marc Ebuña and Ari Ofsevit stayed…

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Boston: North Station expansion on the way via drawbridges’ replacements

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston; October 22, 2018 The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is planning to replace the two Charles…

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Linking Commuter Rail to Jobs, Housing, and Opportunity in Eastern Massachusetts

By Benjamin Forman, The American Prospect; June 18, 2018 Waiting at a suburban station for the train to Boston, I…

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Massachusetts Governor Baker has “issues’ with Keolis: ‘They need to up their game’

By Matt Stout, Boston Herald; January 12, 2018 Gov. Charlie Baker is ramping up pressure on Keolis, the MBTA’s private…

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Boston: MBTA obtains $382 million in federal loans for PTC work

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 14, 2017 The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has secured $382 million in federal loans…

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Massachusetts: Second commuter train platform planned for Worcester Union Station

By Cyrus Moulton, Telegram & Gazette Staff, Worcester Telegram; October 17, 2017 WORCESTER – It’s been talked about for years,…

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