Harvard Square Shut Down Due to a Suspicious Package in MBTA Station

At 6:03 p.m., the MBTA posted on Twitter that trains would bypass the Harvard Square station “at the request of police.” Multiple vehicles from the Cambridge Police and Fire departments soon lined the intersection of JFK Street and Brattle Street, blocking vehicle traffic.

66-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed By Red Line Train

A 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Porter Square station Sunday morning around 7 a.m.

Harvard Affiliates Praise the University’s West Station Pledge

In Jan. 2018, Harvard promised $50 million to fund West Station, a commuter rail stop on the Framingham-Worcester line, and up to $8 million to help construct another, interim transportation station in Allston.

In Allston, Mixed Feelings Over Univ. Funding for West Station

In the wake of the University’s pledge some Allston and Brighton residents said they were thrilled by the promised influx of Harvard money. Others were less optimistic.

Pepper Spray Causes Irritation in Harvard T Stop

A release of pepper spray in the Harvard MBTA station briefly closed the Red Line stop Sunday, burning the eyes of some passerby and hospitalizing one person.

Late-night T Service Stops

People rush in and out of the Harvard Square T station shortly before the service shut down for the night on Saturday, the first night during which there was no late-night T service.

Harvard Students Ambivalent About Late Night T Cuts

Harvard students said they were either unaware or ambivalent about the end of late-night service on the T on March 18, following a unanimous MBTA vote in February.

MBTA Increases Fares Amid Public Protest

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fiscal control board voted on March 7 to increase the cost of riding the T and buses, changes slated to take effect in July.

T Adventures

I asked Dalen L. Ferreira ‘19 about his favorite experience on the T. He told me he couldn’t think of one but said, “I just finished the orange line, but it was cold, so I didn’t stay for too long.”

GSAS Increases MBTA Discount to 50 Percent

Students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be able to purchase semester MBTA bus and link passes at 50 percent off beginning next fall, a more generous discount than the current 11 percent.

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