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Solution for the T fare hike!

Two different classes: Plain T, and T Luxe!
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By KARL STEVENS  |  March 02, 2012
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T Conversations

This guy can't take a hint.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  October 07, 2011

Tips for young artists

This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 15, 2011
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Wiping out the competition

Those fucks at the MBTA have hit a new record
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  June 11, 2010

The 'Urban and Rural' plan

How’s this for a sobering statistic: by 2035, Mainers will be spending 50 percent more time in our cars.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 16, 2010
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Taxi turmoil

Taxis are an under-appreciated and often little-considered component in urban mass-transit systems. They fill the gaps left by the MBTA and offer a sort of curb-to-curb, citywide Zipcar service.
Plus, controlling local health costs
By EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2010


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Bay State's top lobbyists

Nearly everyone in Massachusetts felt the pinch of the recession in 2009 — even Beacon Hill lobbyists had to tighten their belts.
Talking Politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 05, 2010
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A nation hooked on cars

The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
Vroom! Vroom!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 29, 2010

Bus fares set to climb

A quick primer on local bus fares and ridership, and whether (and how) to raise those numbers.
Transport Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 29, 2010

Getting the green light on transport

Exciting — if daunting — developments are on the transportation horizon in the greater Portland area.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 22, 2010

Road to riches

The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to pay between $34 million and $56 million to build a new toll plaza in York. Don't let that huge price tag fool you.
The Pike gouges
By AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2009


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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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Attention passengers . . .

Awesome job MBTA!
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By KARL STEVENS  |  July 17, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part 3

Photos of the MBTA from the Boston Phoenix archives
Photos of the MBTA in the 70s
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 10, 2009
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Getting green

With Rhode Island's industrial sector in its death throes and the state in desperate need of a new economic engine, political leaders are talking with new urgency about wind and solar and all things green.
Small state, big push for sustainability
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 05, 2009

Mixed messages

I’ve always thought it bizarre that an aggressively conservative, Republican-channeling TV network such as Fox would be so enthusiastic about featuring sex (and other sensationalism), but I guess they know their audience.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 29, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 29, 2009


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Trans fact

Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 22, 2009

Turnpike tolls go up - again

As if living in Maine wasn't expensive enough, on Sunday, tolls on the Maine Turnpike will increase for the second time in four years, and a year earlier than originally planned.
Cost of living
By KATRINA BOTELHO + JEFF INGLIS  |  January 28, 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

The Year in Green

I don't know whether it was the sky-high gas prices or what, but Portland sure caught an eco-bug in 2008.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 23, 2008
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Downhill economy

Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008


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Doyle-Grebien mayoral fight energizes Pawtucket politics(1)

The race between incumbent Pawtucket Mayor James Doyle and Councilman Donald Grebien has largely turned into a clash over style rather than substance.  
Doyle-Grebien mayoral fight energizes Pawtucket politics
By MATT JERZYK  |  October 21, 2008
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Doyle-Grebien mayoral fight energizes Pawtucket politics

The two Democrats squaring off in the Pawtucket mayoral election generally agree on the broad vision for transforming this onetime blue-collar mecca into a city reborn.  
Outside Providence
By MATT JERZYK  |  October 16, 2008

PACTS priorities are a green-transport victory

Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee showed that Southern Maine’s transportation priorities are rooted in our current economic conditions.  
Reality-based community
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 09, 2008
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Why Rhode Island is hurting

If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.  
Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 02, 2008

A real cool hand

Sad news got to P+J about the passing of American legend Paul Newman.
Whether acting, acting up, or sharing his wealth, Newman was the man
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 01, 2008


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Get over it

Okay, you survived the college-application process; you filled out the miserable FAFSA forms; you sweated out the wait for acceptance letters; and cut your best financial-aid deal.
What every freshman should know about going to college in Boston
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 02, 2008
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A legal setback for Charlie

Free speech has won in the struggle between the MBTA and three MIT undergrads who claim to have uncovered flaws in the T’s electronic fare-collection system.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008
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Traffic Jammed

It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008