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Mass. Lawmakers Hear From MBTA On Commuting Woes

The breakdowns and delays that plagued the area’s commuter rail system over the winter were “unacceptable,” state transportation officials said Tuesday.

04/13/2011

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MBTA Execs Expect Grilling Over Commuter Rail Failures

Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to grill the MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail service on rider complaints this winter.

04/12/2011

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MBTA Expands ‘Quiet Car’ Program To All Commuter Rail Lines

The MBTA has announced it will expand the quiet car program on all Commuter Rail lines on a permanent basis.

04/10/2011

MBTA Delays

Lawmakers To Examine Recent MBTA, Commuter Rail Delays

After a rough winter, the MBTA and the company that runs its commuter rail service will be put on the hot seat at the Statehouse.

04/10/2011

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Mass. Officials Pick Route For South Coast Commuter Rail Line

State transportation officials hoping to build a new commuter rail line have decided on a preferred route to connect Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.

03/21/2011

MBTA commuter train

Curious Why Commuter Rail Conductors Don’t Always Collect Fares

Replacing old trains will cost the ‘T’ millions of dollars it says it doesn’t have. Some of you curious why conductors don’t make sure everyone has paid.

03/09/2011

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Mass. GOP Senators Call For Commuter Rail Hearings

The four GOP Massachusetts Senators are calling for legislative oversight hearings on the spate of recent service interruptions and mechanical failures at the MBTA.

03/07/2011

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In Wake Of Another Massive Delay, MBTA Considering Buying, Not Leasing, New Locomotives

Another commuter train had to be towed to its destination Thursday. Friday, WBZ learned the MBTA is considering buying, rather than leasing, five refurbished locomotives from Maryland.

03/04/2011

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Worcester Commuter To MBCR: ‘Now All Of A Sudden You Care?’

Disgruntled passengers on the Worcester to Boston commuter rail line were greeted by managers and apologies from the MBCR Wednesday.

03/02/2011

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Keller @ Large: MBCR Heads Need To Roll

Every time I talk with someone in the state transportation hierarchy about MBCR, they either roll their eyes or shake their heads or both.

03/02/2011

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