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People wearing day-glo vests walk along a paved path that's under construction, with bare soil and riprap on the ground to the left and the Green Line Extension tracks below them to the right.

Photos: A Construction Tour of Somerville’s Community Path and New Light Rail Line

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During last week’s NACTO conference in Boston, attendees streamed out of the Hynes Convention Center each morning for “walkshops” that offered tours of some of the region’s pedestrian, bike, and transit infrastructure. One of those walkshops offered a hard-hat construction tour of the Somerville Community Path Extension, which is nearing the end of its construction […]
A derailed Red Line car blocks the tracks at the JFK/UMass station on June 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Boston Fire Department.

Final Safety Inspection Report Focuses on Hiring, Workforce Challenges at the T

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On Wednesday, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final report from its detailed “safety management inspection”  and gave the T a list of 53 tasks to repair what the federal government called a “pattern of safety incidents” that include train crashes, derailments, and runaway trains. “The associate administrator of the FTA who presented the […]