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Patrick's latest train wreck

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.
Plus, an Israeli diplomat does the right thing
By EDITORIAL  |  August 14, 2009
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Search party

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 .
MBTA cops never stopped inspecting your bags
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008

Flashbacks

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
For the week of January 13
By  |  October 27, 2008
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Is the MBTA on track?

As targets for criticism go, it is hard to imagine one more inviting than the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, better known as the MBTA, best known as the T.
In the real world, funding is only an issue; politics is the most persistent problem
By EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2008

The truth behind the MBTA fare hike


How the state is screwing T riders
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 01, 2006
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RI goes (a little) green

As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and wel­come spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  April 12, 2006


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Pedal pushers

When Knox Gardner moved to Boston from Seattle last year, the biking enthusiast was miserable.
As cycling season pushes off, the Hub’s bike culture upgrades
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 08, 2006
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On the wrong track

Heaven knows that the Phoenix is a staunch supporter of most mass-transit efforts, but plans to resume trolley service from Arborway Station in Jamaica Plain along Centre Street just don’t make sense when all of the factors are considered.
 
By  |  January 18, 2006
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T-easing pollution

The T: we love to hate it; we hate to take it; we take it everywhere.
A series of air-clearing public-transit projects, mapped out in the early ’90s, remain controversial — and incomplete
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 17, 2006