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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
Nearly a year after a blind person fell into a gap between two of Metro’s new 7000-series rail cars and avoided being crushed by the train by scrambling out, there are still no new protective barriers between some of the cars to prevent a repeat of the incident.
As Metro officials and transit advocates try to drum up support for a dedicated revenue source for the struggling transit system, they want business leaders to do more to convince lawmakers that there is public demand for more federal and regional funding. At a panel discussion Wednesday morning, Del.
Perceptive Metro riders may notice something new at the end of the subway platforms: workers talking to one another. Metro has instituted a new safety regulation aimed at reducing the risks to workers and track inspectors who walk along the tracks during service hours. The new protocol relies on a simple concept: If you want to make sure people understand instructions, tell them face-to-face.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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