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MBTA Launching Study Of Future Needs Of Commuter Rail

BOSTON, MA — The MBTA is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 16 to study and identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements as part of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail Vision. 764 more words


Freight Train Fire In Mansfield Causes Commuter Rail Delays

MANSFIELD (CBS) — A stubborn fire on board a trash-filled freight train sent smoke billowing through the Route 140 area and caused commuter rail delays Tuesday morning. 191 more words


Parents In Salem Look For, And Give Support After Young Boy Dies

SALEM (CBS) —  A Massachusetts community is coming together to grieve the tragic loss of a young boy.

“It’s very difficult when you have to explain things to an 11-year-old that they should not have to think about,” said David Guarino, a parent who was a part of the group gathering at Carlton Innovation School Sunday night. 266 more words


11-Year-Old Boy Hit, Killed By Train In Salem

SALEM (CBS) – An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed by a MBTA Commuter Rail train in Salem Friday night.

Transit Police say the boy was trespassing, and was hit near the Castle Hill neighborhood at about 8:00 p.m. 138 more words


On the choice of Combined Statistical Areas

Last year, I wrote a post discussing why I chose to use the larger Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) for my urban patterns research rather than the commonly used Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). 151 more words


Ribbon Cut On New Boston Landing MBTA Commuter Rail Station

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s about to get easier to get to the booming Boston Landing neighborhood.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, and transportation officials cut the ribbon on the station, the latest addition to the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail line. 202 more words


Shortage In Commuter Rail Coaches Causes Overcrowding

BOSTON (CBS) — If you think you have been a harder time finding a seat on the commuter rail lately, you’re not alone.

For the last six weeks, there has been a shortage of commuter rail coaches. 249 more words