Sunday, February 10, 2013
Full T service should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
Don't expect to catch the bus in Watertown today. As crews continue to dig out from the blizzard, most MBTA service will remain suspended Sunday with limited bus and subway service starting at 2 p.m. Starting at 2 p.m., limited subway and bus service will run on the Red, Orange and Blue lines between Orient Heights and Government Center, and the Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere, according to MBTA.com/weather. Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street only. Customers are encouraged to stay home and "use service sparingly," if possible, the website said. Commuter rail routes will remain suspended through Sunday. The goal is to have service restored by Monday. Feb. 11, according to …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The transit shutdown will continue indefinitely.
The now two-day blizzard that has crushed the Watertown area has caused the MBTA to stay shut down through Saturday. “Due to the impacts of a severe winter storm, MBTA service will remain suspended on all modes Saturday, February 9, 2013,” says a post on MBTA.com. MBTA personnel will be clearing tracks in an effort to get service running, including the buses in Watertown, as well as the subways and commuter rail trains. The MBTA does not have an estimate on when service will resume.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As of 10:55 a.m., all Green Line service has resumed normal operations.
Updated 10:57 a.m. As of 10:55 a.m., all Green Line service has resumed normal operations, according to T Alerts. Arlington Station has also reopened. Posted earlier: [Updated 10:07 a.m.] This morning has not been one of the easiest commutes for those using the MBTA. All Downtown Green Line service is currently suspended as MBTA crews deal with an electrical problem, according to T Alerts. C and D Line trains will terminate at Kenmore and shuttle bus service will operate between Kenmore and the downtown area. The B Line will terminate at Blanford Street, with shuttle bus operating between Blanford and Government Center. The entire E Line is suspended and customers can use the 39 bus for service. For more information on outbound service, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The subway lines will run a modified schedule on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The MBTA has announced its New Year's Eve schedule. Some highlights include:
Saturday, June 30, 2012
It will cost more to ride the T starting this weekend — and some routes will have decreased service.
On Sunday the MBTA's fare increases start. They're being imposed — along with service cuts — to close the transit agency's $160 million budget gap. Those service cuts also begin Sunday. In Watertown, cuts include elimination of Saturday service on the 52 and 554 bus routes. There are other changes, like an increase in the surcharge for getting your Commuter Rail ticket on the train (if the station where you board has ticket machines). THE RIDE will add a more expensive $5 zone starting Oct. 1. For a complete list of changes taking place on the MBTA system beginning Sunday, visit this T link or check out the PDFs attached to this post. Here's a look at the new costs:
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The MBTA faces a budget deficit heading into the next fiscal year which begins July 1.
After all of the talk, public hearings, and protests over the past three months, the MBTA Board voted Wednesday afternoon to boost fares 23 percent and cut back service in an attempt to close a projected $161 million deficit in the next fiscal year. Board members approved a plan in a 4-1 vote that would raise most subway fares by 30 cents, bus fares by 25 cents, and commuter rail fares by at least $1.25. Meanwhile, some cuts in service – mainly involving bus routes, The Ride, and the commuter rail – were also approved. Routes that will lose service in Watertown are the 52 and 554 buses, both of which will lose Saturday service – the only weekend service for those routes. Many people showed up at today's hearing and were given a chance to…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The 52 and 554 buses will no longer have Saturday services under the plan released by the MBTA Wednesday.
Fare hikes will not be as great a first proposed and two routes serving Watertown will no longer have Saturday Service, under the plan released by MBTA officials on Tuesday. MBTA fares will rise 23 percent and four bus routes would be cut as part of the MBTA's final plan to close its $161 million budget gap, the MBTA announced today. “The proposal we put forth today reflects our current fiscal reality and the feedback we heard from customers,” said Transportation Secretary Richard Davey. “We have put forth a solution that limits the impact on riders for one year but I encourage everyone to remain engaged in helping us find a long-term fix for the T’s budget challenges.” Fourteen other bus routes would be modified, including the 52 and 554 …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Residents strongly opposed the MBTA's plan to cut service and raise fares during a meeting in Waltham Thursday night.
The proposed MBTA service cuts and fare hikes would have a severe impact on the area residents – that’s the MBTA officials heard at a public hearing on the issue last night in Waltham. More than 100 people turned out for the hearing held by the MBTA at the Arthur Clark Government Center to discuss the two proposals the MBTA has made to close its $161 million budget for the next fiscal year. Under the two proposed scenarios, riders would incur service cuts and fare hikes. The MBTA will make its final recommendations on any changes in March, and by April 15, the MBTA Board of Director will make its final decision. Changes would take affect in July. Despite the proposals, MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis, who attended the meeting, said …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Major traffic detours shut down Watertown Square this afternoon.
This story was updated at 5:40 p.m. A dump truck with its bed extended up hit a traffic light and wires for the MBTA's 71 bus this afternoon, requiring traffic to be shut down going through Watertown Square, said Watertown Police. The truck was westbound on Arsenal Street heading into Watertown Square about 3 p.m. when the the light was hit and the wires were brought down, says Watertown Police Capt. Raymond Dupuis. The wires fell into the middle of Watertown Square, and carry 600 volts of electricity for the trackless trolley buses, said Watertown Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McManus. "We hate tying up traffic, but our No. 1 priority is safety for the people working here," McManus said. Watertown Square reopened at about 5:15 p.m. today for …