April 2018 Transit News Rundown

A rundown of transit news, editorials, and opinion that has appeared in Boston and Cambridge newspapers and online media.


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4.1 – With New Services and Big Plans MBTA Buses Are Getting Some Love, Boston Globe [$]

4.3 – Could the MBTA Finally Connect the Red and Blue Lines? The State Is Looking into It, Boston Globe [$]

4.3 – MBTA Announces Station Elevator Closures in Cambridge, Wicked Local Cambridge [$]

4.3 – Cycling Advocates Outraged over Ruling in 2016 Fatal Crash in Porter Square, Wicked Local Cambridge [$]

4.4 – Bus Lanes Coming to Mount Auburn Could Improve Commute for Thousands, Wicked Local Cambridge [$]

4.5 – GLX Update: Pre-construction Efforts Underway, Wicked Local Cambridge [$]

4.6 – More MBTA Bus Trips Are Being Cancelled as Absenteeism Rises Among Drivers, Boston Globe [$]

# These Are the MBTA Bus Routes With Most Cancelled Trips, Boston Globe [$]

4.9 – MBTA Sets a $2B Budget, but Head of Advisory Board Says New Revenue Sources Are Still Needed, Boston Globe [$]

4.20 – MBTA Says Arrival Prediction Times Will Be More Accurate, Boston Globe [$]

4.24 – MBTA Boosts Realtime Arrival Information for Subway Lines, Progressive Railroading

4.23 – How the Latest Round of Comm Ave Bridge Construction Will Impact You, Wicked Local Cambridge  [$]

4.23 – MBTA’s Silver Line Expands to Chelsea, WBUR

4.24 – MBTA Commuter Rail App Updated to Improve Experience, Wicked Local Melrose [$]

4.25 – Massport to Study Automated People Mover at Logan, Boston Globe [$]

4.25 – Arlington Holding Forum on Bus Priority Pilot Project, Boston Globe [$]


4.5 – Vice Mayor Column: All Aboard – Better Bus Service Ahead, Vice Mayor Devereux, Wicked Local Cambridge [$]

4.8 – Higher Parking Fines in Boston? Yes, please, Editorial, Boston Globe [$]

4.9 – A couple of sensible changes by the MBTA can help all students get to school on time, Jahnavi Zondervan, Cambridge Day

4.19 – Going off the rails with crazy railroad rules, Editorial, Boston Globe [$]

4.24 – Alterations in Porter Square Should do More to Improve Safety of Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Cambridge Bicycle Safety, Cambridge Day