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Founded by Middlebury College alumnus Matthew George, Bridj is a smart transit system that uses data to produce flexible bus routes.
A direct public transportation route from Allston to downtown Boston has been a perennial request in Harvard Allston Task Force meetings and neighborhood planning for years.
Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and several transportation officials announced on Tuesday afternoon plans to build a new commuter rail station at the Harvard-owned Beacon Park Rail Yard in Allston.
Harvard will contribute a third of the $25 million needed to build the new West Station in Allston, MBTA officials announced at Beacon Park Rail Yard.
Undergraduate Council President Gus A. Mayopoulos '15 said it is unlikely that the body will secure more funding during his term.
Citing budgetary concerns, MassDOT spokesperson Mike Verseckes told The Boston Globe on Tuesday that the proposed rail station, “West Station,” has been delayed, but not cancelled entirely.
The MBTA is planning to extend late-night service on weekends until about 2:30 am starting March 28. The one-year pilot program will provide weekend services on all subways and the most popular bus lines.
Following appeals by students and residents, the Red Line of the MBTA will now run until 2:30 a.m. on weekends.
The University curtailed its operations early Thursday afternoon, shuttering offices and asking non-essential employees to stay home from work Friday, as the first major snowstorm of the year struck New England and blanketed Harvard Yard.
After years of frustrating college students into cabs or an early return from nights out in Boston, the MBTA will run all of its subway trains and most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning next spring, the Boston Globe reported on Monday.
Since Harvard partnered with car rental provider Zipcar and bike share company Hubway, students increasingly have taken advantage of these companies’ discounted rates for Harvard affiliates, and the companies have added even more benefits over the years.
Nearly two feet of snow coated Harvard’s campus this weekend as winter storm “Nemo” became Boston’s fifth-largest snowstorm on record, with 24.9 inches of snow measured in the city according to official reports.