August 15, 1991 |
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.
March 22, 1985 |
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.
October 20, 1997 |
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.
February 22, 2001 |
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.
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.