Posts Tagged ‘ mbta ’

T considers selling stations’ names

June 22, 2012
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Imagine sitting on the Orange Line subway and hearing, “Next stop, J & P’s Garbage Services Stony Brook T stop.” That might become a reality as the MBTA is considering selling the naming rights of T stations, including those on the Green and Orange lines. “It’s been discussed, but there are no proposals on...

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MBTA set for fare increases, service cuts

June 22, 2012
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The MBTA plan for fare increases and service cuts is slated to go into effect July 1. The MBTA is attempting to fill a $159 million budget gap. But if state legislators don’t act quickly, the service cuts might be deeper than expected. The current plan is for rates to increase 23 percent and...

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Route 39 plan delayed again

May 11, 2012
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Plans to improve the Route 39 bus have been delayed yet again until the fall. The Route 39 bus changes, which were planned three years ago, were most recently scheduled to begin this spring. But according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo, they have been delayed again because MBTA staff needed additional time to ensure...

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Changes coming to Route 32 bus

May 11, 2012
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The MBTA presented a plan that would cut 17 stops from the Route 32 bus, and alter, move and add other stops. The Route 32 bus runs from the Forest Hills T station down Hyde Park Avenue in JP. The plan, which was discussed during a community meeting May 1 at the Woodbourne Apartments,...

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T to raise fares, trim Green Line

April 13, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase and will eliminate weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. The T also will kill the Route 48 “JP Loop” bus that serves the 125 Amory Street residence for seniors and...

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Editorial: The T cut success

April 13, 2012
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The MBTA’s fare boost and service cuts are a clear success. Not at serving the public—especially where some of JP’s most transit-needing residents are concerned. Rather, in finally drawing serious attention to the dire state of the T’s finances. MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis is to be commended for creating a brilliant fear...

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Why a T gas tax doesn’t fly out West

February 17, 2012
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A gas tax hike is being pushed by most Jamaica Plain elected officials and many residents as a key fix for the MBTA’s budget woes. Rural and suburban legislators have become the villains of the piece, with local officials urging citizens to put pressure on them. But some of those Western Mass. officials actually...

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T chief: Our plan kills my ride

February 17, 2012
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The scores of T riders who complained to MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis about proposed service cuts at a Jamaica Plain meeting on Feb. 1 probably did not know that they were speaking to one of their own. The MBTA’s universally hated plan would kill the 326 express bus from Medford that Davis...

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Editorial: All aboard for T solution

February 17, 2012
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Unreliable transit service that doesn’t even run every day. Funding that disappears to pay someone else’s debt. The prospect of transportation users paying far more for little or no benefit. It sounds like the MBTA’s hated plan to cut service and boost fares. But it’s actually a description of what rural Massachusetts faces if...

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Hundreds protest T cuts

February 3, 2012
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A parade of 75 speakers, including many Jamaica Plain officials and residents, blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at a Roxbury Community College meeting on Jan. 19. Another meeting was slated to be held Wednesday night in JP as the Gazette went to press. At least 250 people attended the Jan....

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