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October 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which operates the oldest subway in the U.S., formally celebrates its 100th anniversary Tuesday. The Boston subway opened Sept. 1, 1897, though officials are commemorating the centennial seven weeks late to coincide with the bicentennial of another Boston institution, the ship Constitution. On the first day of service, 100,000 people tried the subway. Today, 700,000 people use the system every week day.
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October 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which operates the oldest subway in the U.S., formally celebrates its 100th anniversary Tuesday. The Boston subway opened Sept. 1, 1897, though officials are commemorating the centennial seven weeks late to coincide with the bicentennial of another Boston institution, the ship Constitution. On the first day of service, 100,000 people tried the subway. Today, 700,000 people use the system every week day.
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September 6, 1988 | Associated Press
A two-seat Cessna 140 was all John Van Arsdale Sr. needed to christen Provincetown-Boston Airlines on Nov. 30, 1949. Thirty-five years later, a plane crash that killed 13 people was what it took to put the airline under. The nation's first regional commuter carrier grew into its largest in the early 1980s after Van Arsdale turned control over to his expansion-minded sons. Then came back-to-back fatal accidents in 1984.
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August 15, 1991 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 25 years after passenger train service linking Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts was abandoned, officials in the three New England states are giving serious thought to restoring it. The discussion about reviving a dormant Portland, Me.-to-Boston train route is a response to growing demand for train service by residents in the expanding population areas of coastal Maine and southern New Hampshire, officials from those states said.
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December 28, 1988
The Massachusetts Port Authority voted to rescind controversial new landing fees designed to reduce congestion at Logan International Airport at Boston, but also agreed to seek court approval to reinstate the fees. The first-in-the-nation fee schedule, which took effect July 1 at Logan, made it more expensive to land smaller aircraft that are blamed for much of the congestion at Logan. The U.S.
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August 15, 1991 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 25 years after passenger train service linking Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts was abandoned, officials in the three New England states are giving serious thought to restoring it. The discussion about reviving a dormant Portland, Me.-to-Boston train route is a response to growing demand for train service by residents in the expanding population areas of coastal Maine and southern New Hampshire, officials from those states said.
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March 22, 1985 | Associated Press
The city's entire commuter rail system was shut down by fire for an hour this morning, stranding thousands of commuters in trains and tunnels. No injuries were reported. Listo Fisher, spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, said the fire broke out at the authority's control center about 9:30 a.m. and forced the cutting of cables controlling communications and signals.
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February 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Boston-area transit riders have been promised on-time service or their money back. Starting today, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority riders will receive a free round-trip voucher if their bus, train or trolley arrives more than 30 minutes late. State transportation officials say it's the first time a U.S. mass transit agency has given such a guarantee.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1987
Spokesmen for the two air carriers said the request was made to the Transportation Department after the Justice Department said it would not oppose the merger on competitive grounds and after agreements were reached on minimum service levels in New York and Massachusetts. A Transportation Department administrative law judge has been preparing for the hearings, which are scheduled to get under way next month. A decision by Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Hanford Dole is expected in September.
NEWS
December 28, 1988
The Massachusetts Port Authority voted to rescind controversial new landing fees designed to reduce congestion at Logan International Airport at Boston, but also agreed to seek court approval to reinstate the fees. The first-in-the-nation fee schedule, which took effect July 1 at Logan, made it more expensive to land smaller aircraft that are blamed for much of the congestion at Logan. The U.S.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1988 | Associated Press
A two-seat Cessna 140 was all John Van Arsdale Sr. needed to christen Provincetown-Boston Airlines on Nov. 30, 1949. Thirty-five years later, a plane crash that killed 13 people was what it took to put the airline under. The nation's first regional commuter carrier grew into its largest in the early 1980s after Van Arsdale turned control over to his expansion-minded sons. Then came back-to-back fatal accidents in 1984.
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January 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Gov. William F. Weld on Wednesday asked that a woman convicted of killing the former boyfriend she said abused and threatened her be released from prison. Weld asked the Governor's Council to commute Eugenia Moore's life sentence for second-degree murder, spokeswoman Virginia Buckingham said. Moore was convicted of killing former boyfriend Alfred Phillips in June, 1985. An advisory board of pardons recommended to Weld earlier this month that Moore's sentence be commuted.
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