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Video: Pyrotechnics preceded June derailment

Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | July 3, 2019 A VIDEO OF the Red Line derailment on June 11 from the vantage point of the JFK/UMass Station shows the Braintree-bound train coming into view around a slight curve when a big flash occurs toward the rear of the train. The Boston Carmen’s Union put some of …

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WBUR Poll: Just 29% Approve Of The Way Baker Has Handled The MBTA

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WBUR | By Zeninjor Enwemeka | June 27, 2019 Boston-area voters are really frustrated with transportation — and they don’t like how the MBTA has been handled by state leaders, according to a new WBUR poll (topline results, crosstabs). Compared with five years ago, just 4% of survey respondents say it’s gotten easier to get around the region. …

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New Transportation Poll

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Among the poll’s major findings, 66% of voters think “urgent action” is needed to address transportation issues in Massachusetts and 80% support a general call for new money to invest in the transportation system.

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