Newtonville Commuter Rail station is closed

Newtonville Commuter Rail Station will be closed until further notice while repairs are being made to its stairs, the MBTA announced Tuesday evening. After an inspection, the stairs were closed “out of an abundance of caution,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo told the...

Newton’s rail station upgrades critical for region

Members of the TransitMatters advocacy group gave a very compelling presentation on Regional Rail last night at the library. Regional rail is their vision for frequent, reliable service on the commuter rail system with a fare structure to match the rest of the MBTA. ...
Is Riverside Station a transit-oriented site? Yes or no

Is Riverside Station a transit-oriented site? Yes or no

In a multi-pronged proposal to the City Council’s joint Zoning & Planning and Land Use committee meeting Tuesday, the Right Size Riverside committee (also known as Lower Falls Improvement Association) started its presentation for the Riverside MBTA station site (city documents here) with an usual request..

Don’t call the Riverside MBTA site a “Transit Oriented Development.”

Here’s how Right Sized explained its request in a memo…

“…Riverside is not robust.  Located at the terminus of the Green Line D Branch, with long travel times to most major centers of employment, and with only one MBTA bus line stopping at Riverside only

Noel: MBTA will keep Bloomingdales/Towers bus stop

Newton City Councilor Brenda Noel sent this to her constituents today regarding proposed changes to the Number 60 bus. I’m pleased to report that, at a meeting Wednesday evening, a MBTA representative made a verbal agreement to keep the stop by Bloomingdales....