Tag: MBTA operations

MBTA says ridership increased in 2012, despite fare hike

By Todd Feathers | Globe Correspondent | 01/31/2013 MBTA ridership increased in 2012 — with an average daily ridership of 1.3 million — despite a summer hike in bus and train fares, T officials said today. Last year, 400 million people rode the T, a 2.3 percent increase over 2011. The increase defied the expectations …

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Executive Board Recognizes Efforts of 589 Members During Storm

Dear Union Brothers & Sisters, The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, would like to recognize all the members who performed there duties during Hurricane Sandy. Everyone did there part in keeping the system running. A special thanks to the E&M Department who were out in the storm working through the night …

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MBTA employee returns wallet containing more than $900

By Melissa M. Werthmann | Boston Globe | Oct 23, 2012 The person who left a wallet containing more than $900 on an MBTA bus has been reunited with the money, thanks to an honest MBTA employee. Gaynol Waugh has been a T repairer since 2005 and is training to get his commercial driver’s license, …

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Boston man arrested for spitting at bus driver, punching bus window

Oct 17, 2012 – By Melissa M. Werthmann – Boston Globe Boston police arrested a man Tuesday evening after he spit on a bus driver and shattered the window on the front passenger-side door of the bus, the MBTA said. The driver picked up the man near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street, …

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