U.S.: Will Commuters Ever Go Back to Commuter Trains?

By David Zipper, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, City Lab; April 30, 2020 Last year, the fiscal management…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Waiver sought to speed Union Station platform project in Worcester

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Telegram & Gazette Staff, Telegram.com; April 16, 2020 WORCESTER – The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is seeking a…

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U.S., New England: East-west rail study running late

By State House News Service, Daily Hampshire Gazette; January 1, 2020 The Department of Transportation now expects its study on…

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Massachusetts commuter rail visions leave question: Who will pay?

By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service, Worcester Telegram; October 28, 2019 BOSTON – Two elected officials and two transportation…

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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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Boston: Developers Seen As Key Ingredient In Several Multibillion-Dollar Transit Plans

By Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston; July 30, 2019 As Boston weighs billions of dollars’ worth of transit repairs and upgrades,…

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Boston: City meeting to discuss North-South rail link held Monday evening

By Drew Karedes, Boston 25 News; July 29, 2019 BOSTON – A meeting took place Monday evening at Boston City…

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This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

By Kastalia Medrano, Thrillist; July 22, 2019 If you look at the 457 miles of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail…

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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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Boston’s North Station: The ultimate guide

By April Gardner, Curbed Boston; July 3, 2019 Besides sharing a building with TD Garden, beloved home of the Celtics…

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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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BACK ON TRACK in Massachusetts: CapeFLYER resumes summer rail service to Hyannis

From Wicked Local Lexington; May 23, 2019 Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, and the…

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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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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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Survey: Many commuters in Massachusetts appear near ‘breaking point’ with delays in transportation

By Dialynn Dwyer, Boston.com; April 25, 2019 If you’re sick and tired of your commute by rail or road in…

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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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