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Boston celebrates big year in transportation

Mobility| December 30, 2014

New additions in 2014 included the introduction of several rideshare programs, such as Uber, as well as the car share-taxi hybrid Flywheel and Bridj — an Uber-like commuter bus service.

'Pop-up' bus service launches in Mass.

Bus| June 5, 2014
The private service uses chartered buses and is run by a start-up technology company called Bridj. The coaches feature comfortable seats and Wi-Fi and costs $6 per ride.
Bus| November 1, 2013

Red Sox parade expected to generate 2 million public transit rides

The MBTA will run rush hour-level service throughout the day Saturday to accommodate the hundreds of thousands expected to throng the city for the team's World Series victory parade,
Security and Safety | May 6, 2013

MBTA security enhancements aided in Boston bombing response

Staff was prepared, primarily due to the new equipment and training acquired in recent years with federal grant money. Transit operators were able to view real-time footage from system’s several thousand security cameras and live feeds from hundreds of other city- and state-owned cameras, for the first time ever.
Bus| May 2, 2013

MBTA transit cop wounded in firefight recovering

Richard Donohue posted a message on the MBT Transit Police website crediting a slain MIT officer for saving his life. He is able to briefly move around with the aid of a walker. A bullet from the shootout will remain lodged in his leg.
Rail| April 19, 2013

UPDATE: MBTA resumes service, officer in critical condition

Decision made to close services made following chaotic night, ending with one Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed and another still on the run. An MBTA transit officer was among those shot by the suspects.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Boston to Cape Cod rail service to be reinstated

The service will be available in 2013 after being shut down two decades ago. Currently, the only mass transit option between Boston and Cape Cod is buses.
Rail| November 10, 2010

NTSB to release reports on 2009 MBTA rail accident

The information being released on Wednesday about the May 8, 2009 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority light rail collision will include investigative group factual reports and other documents from the investigation.
Motorcoach| August 9, 2010

MCI delivers six D4505s to Boston

Paul Revere Transportation is using the coaches for its airport shuttle service. Coaches are wheelchair lift-equipped, feature Wi-Fi connectivity, exterior and interior destinations signs and a “talking bus system” that audibly announces upcoming stops.
Rail| February 17, 2009

Amtrak offers lower fares on Acela Express

Now available for purchase, Acela Business class tickets will be priced as low as $99 between Washington, D.C., and New York, and $79 between New York and Boston.
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