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The storm brought down a tree across these train tracks in Malden (credit: MBTA)

MBTA Running, Amtrak Not After Tropical Storm Irene

Most, if not all of the MBTA’s trains, trolleys and buses will be running on their regular schedule. Amtrak is not ready yet though.

08/29/2011

(Credit: MBTA)

MBTA Will Let Riders Vote On Future Train Design

The MBTA is asking the public to help choose a design scheme for twenty new locomotives which will soon be manufactured. Visitors to http://www.mbta.com will be presented with three options from which to choose.

07/11/2011

bomb sniffing dog inside MBTA station

MBTA Increases Security Over New Transit Terror Threat

MBTA police say they’re taking steps to increase security in the wake of a new terror threat.

05/05/2011

(credit: CBS)

Amtrak To Tweet NE Corridor Service Delays

Amtrak is introducing a pilot program to notify Northeast Corridor passengers about major service disruptions via Twitter.

03/29/2011

(Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Green Line Gets More 3-Car Trains

The MBTA is nearly tripling the number of three-car trains on the Green Line starting Monday. The E branch of the line, that runs along Huntington Avenue, is also getting its first ever tri-car train.

03/21/2011

MBTA Delays

Commuter Rail May Face Financial Penalties For Week’s Failures

Mother Nature, old equipment and a surprisingly inept website conspired this week to bog down commuter services in Greater Boston, prompting the Massachusetts transport chief to apologize and pledge to do better.

01/28/2011

(AP Graphic)

MBTA Experiences More Problems During Commute

The MBTA and Commuter Rail have been plagued with problems this week, and Wednesday night seems to be no different.

01/26/2011

Green-Line

Storm Stalls Amtrak Through Thursday, MBTA Service On Time

Heavy, wet snow on power lines and overhead wires has suspended Amtrak service between New York City and Boston.

01/12/2011

(credit: CBS)

Amtrak Allows Guns On Board

Amtrak is reversing a decade-long ban to allow firearms to be brought on board some of its trains.

11/30/2010

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