Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority News

Officials Say 250 in Coronavirus Quarantine in Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials are launching an aggressive plan to regularly disinfect the state transit system and are calling on colleges and high schools to cancel study abroad programs as more than 700 residents have been quarantined amid the global spread of …

Report Says Boston Public Transit System Needs to Improve Safety

The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That’s the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts …

Captain of Ferry that Ran Aground in Boston Harbor Off Job Pending Drug Test

The captain of a commuter ferry that ran aground in Boston Harbor has been placed on leave pending drug test results. The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the captain was taken off the job pending the test, which is routine …

Boston Transit Head Seeks Outside Review After Two Derailments

The head of the Boston-area transit system promised an independent review of recent subway derailments after one during Tuesday’s morning rush caused widespread disruption for commuters. Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said investigators were trying …

Nine Hospitalized When Subway Car Derails in Boston

A subway car has derailed in Boston, sending nine people to the hospital. Local emergency officials said none of the injuries are life-threatening. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the accident occurred at about 11 a.m. Saturday when …

Power Slowly Coming Back Three Days After Nor’easter

Power is slowly being restored in the hardest hit areas of the East Coast, days after a destructive nor’easter downed trees and power lines, flooded coastal towns and forced a number of school districts to cancel classes – all with …

Officials Say Massachusetts Trolley Driver Paid Man $2K to Attack Him on Job

Authorities say a Massachusetts trolley driver paid a man $2,000 to attack him while wearing a Halloween mask so the driver could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation and disability insurance. A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Thomas Lucey on charges of …

Boston Transit System Bans Hoverboards, Citing Safety Risks

Boston transit officials are telling passengers to keep their hoverboards at home. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that effective immediately, the devices will no longer be allowed in stations or on any vehicle including buses, trolleys, commuter trains and …

Massachusetts Court Orders New Trial in Trolley Crash Lawsuit

A Massachusetts appeals court has set aside a $1.2 million jury award and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit stemming from a 2009 subway trolley crash in Boston. Colleen Fyffe, of Scituate, sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, saying …

Feds: $3.6B for Post-Sandy Transportation Projects

Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for …