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Solution for the T fare hike!

Two different classes: Plain T, and T Luxe!
By KARL STEVENS  |  February 29, 2012

T Conversations

This guy can't take a hint.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 04, 2011

Tips for young artists

Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 13, 2011

Wiping out the competition

Those fucks at the MBTA have hit a new record
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 10, 2010

The 'Urban and Rural' plan

Going Green
How’s this for a sobering statistic: by 2035, Mainers will be spending 50 percent more time in our cars.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 15, 2010

Taxi turmoil

Plus, controlling local health costs
Taxis are an under-appreciated and often little-considered component in urban mass-transit systems. They fill the gaps left by the MBTA and offer a sort of curb-to-curb, citywide Zipcar service.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 17, 2010

Bay State's top lobbyists

Talking Politics
Nearly everyone in Massachusetts felt the pinch of the recession in 2009 — even Beacon Hill lobbyists had to tighten their belts.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 08, 2010

A nation hooked on cars

Vroom! Vroom!
The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 27, 2010

Bus fares set to climb

Transport Watch
A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 27, 2010

Getting the green light on transport

Going Green
Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 26, 2010

Road to riches

The Pike gouges
The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to pay between $34 million and $56 million to build a new toll plaza in York. Don't let that huge price tag fool you.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 18, 2009

Patrick's latest train wreck

Plus, an Israeli diplomat does the right thing
There is no doubt that Governor Deval Patrick had — and has — much better ideas about reforming and restructuring the state's transportation infrastructure — including the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority — than the legislature.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2009

Attention passengers . . .

Awesome job MBTA!
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part 3

Photos of the MBTA in the 70s
Photos of the MBTA from the Boston Phoenix archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 13, 2009
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Getting green

Small state, big push for sustainability
With Rhode Island's industrial sector in its death throes and the state in desperate need of a new economic engine, political leaders are talking with new urgency about wind and solar and all things green.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2009

Mixed messages

Letters to the Boston editor, May 29, 2009
I’ve always thought it bizarre that an aggressively conservative, Republican-channeling TV network such as Fox would be so enthusiastic about featuring sex (and other sensationalism), but I guess they know their audience.

Trans fact

When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 20, 2009

Turnpike tolls go up - again

Cost of living
As if living in Maine wasn't expensive enough, on Sunday, tolls on the Maine Turnpike will increase for the second time in four years, and a year earlier than originally planned.
By KATRINA BOTELHO + JEFF INGLIS  |  January 28, 2009

Search party

MBTA cops never stopped inspecting your bags
These days, the morning commute is hardly complete without a newspaper, coffee, and potential violation of one's Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure .
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2008

The Year in Green

Going Green
I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008

Downhill economy

How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008

The Doyle-Grebien mayoral fight energizes Pawtucket politics

Outside Providence: Two democrats square off in the Pawtucket mayoral election.  
The race between incumbent Pawtucket Mayor James Doyle and Councilman Donald Grebien has largely turned into a clash over style rather than substance.  
By MATT JERZYK  |  October 22, 2008

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PACTS priorities are a green-transport victory

Reality-based community
Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee showed that Southern Maine’s transportation priorities are rooted in our current economic conditions.  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 09, 2008

Why Rhode Island is hurting

Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.  
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 02, 2008

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Get over it

What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 21, 2009

A legal setback for Charlie

Freedom Watch
Free speech has won in the struggle between the MBTA and three MIT undergrads who claim to have uncovered flaws in the T’s electronic fare-collection system.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 20, 2008

Traffic Jammed

This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008

Traffic Jammed

This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008

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