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Martine Powers is the transportation reporter for the Boston Globe, covering everything from the MBTA and the Big Dig to innovative street design and and Boston’s growing bike community. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in African American Studies, Powers joined the Globe in 2011. She ...
Survey on MBTA late-night service draws thousands of responses - The Boston Globe
Metro was sued last week over its advertising policy on the grounds that its rejection of certain ads violates the First Amendment. But, these kinds of lawsuits are not new. The agency was sued on similar grounds back in 2012. And in 2004. And in 1984. And Metro is not the only transit agency to face such challenges. Those in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other major cities frequently face litigation over their ad guidelines.
It’s a slightly-comical transportation system in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol that few Americans know exist: the Senate subway system. Not subway like Metro — but two sets of tracks that carry underground trams ferrying lawmakers from Senate chambers to their office buildings, less than a third of a mile away. And it’s the unlikely backdrop to the tumultuous Capitol Hill legislative goings-on of the past seven months.
It’s one small step for Metro’s underground cell service project — and one giant leap for Orange, Blue and Silver line riders who travel east of Metro Center. Metro said Tuesday that AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile have all launched cell service on the stretch of underground tunnel between Metro Center and Potomac Avenue stations.
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