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Union chief blasts MBTA management of commuter rail

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A transportation union chief laid into the MBTA on Tuesday, referring to new equipment as "wrecks on wheels" and charging the transit agency with micro-managing the commuter rail system.

Keolis chief looks to to keep MBTA on track

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With the MBTA's commuter rail system back to full service Monday for the first time in weeks, the top private sector official in charge of the railroad is considering a number of options...

Gas prices drop 9 cents in Mass.

Gasoline prices dropped 9 cents in Massachusetts this week, marking the second week of downward movement after a month of steadily rising prices.

Snow and ice costs hit nearly $130M

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Snow and ice removal costs stand at $129.3 million, coming in $22 million over budget, according to a top transportation official.

Taxpayer group wants Baker to take over T for now

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Contracts for MBTA expansion projects should be suspended for the rest of the year and Gov. Charlie Baker should be given short-term control over the embattled transit agency until a more thorough...

Baker pick to head T review resigns

MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Former Boston Redevelopment Authority chief Paul Barrett will no longer lead Gov. Charlie Baker's examination into the MBTA.

Gas prices advance another 9 cents

After weeks of steadily falling to just above $2 per gallon, the average retail price for a gallon of gasoline rose another 9 cents in Central Massachusetts last week, to $2.34, according to...

MBTA's woes put Baker in a tough spot

The MBTA is slowly restoring its service to levels that the system's riders had experienced before the first blizzard struck on Jan. 27. But restoring the public trust in the transit system will take...

Does fixing the T begin with money?

Four crippling snowstorms in less than a month have led to a breakdown of the MBTA system, some of which extends to Central Massachusetts. The T's problems amid the extreme cold and heavy...

Rail operator: Full service to be restored by Mar. 30

Michael Norton and Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With its customers hampered by prolonged train delays and cancellations that began during the recent wave of snowstorms, the company that runs the Massachusetts commuter rail system said Thursday it...

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