Real-time tracking comes to the Green Line

For the first time in the Green Line’s history, you won’t have to guess how far your next trolley is.

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Mass. seeking new ideas for underutilized overpasses

Who knew that those shadowy swaths of land underneath highway overpasses could be prime real estate?

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Subway rider sets a record

Adham Fisher traveled to Boston last fall to ride the T’s entire subway and trolley system in the fastest time possible.

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Curiosities abound for Pike motorists

This week, readers were beset with questions centering on the Massachusetts Turnpike and several changes they had noticed.

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MBTA rewrote book on Boston area commute

The agency that currently runs the region’s subways, trolleys, buses, ferries, and commuter rail came into being exactly 50 years ago today.

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Drivers of rental cars still liable for paying tolls on Tobin Bridge

Rental car companies have already figured this problem out — and they certainly won’t be the ones stuck with the bill.

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What happens if you drive a rental car over Tobin Bridge?

The Tobin Bridge switched to all-electronic tolling this week, which means that drivers who travel over the bridge must either pay with an E-ZPass transponder, or have the fee charged to the address registered to their license plate number. Many fretful drivers wondered, what happens now when you drive a rental car over the bridge?

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Aspirational alterations to Gloucester street sign

It’s always a delightful surprise to come across a street sign altered to convey some larger truth.

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Watch out for fake E-ZPass e-mails

Don’t be fooled by official-looking e-mails from the toll transponder company.

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Tip to cut vehicle inspection wait time

Never, ever get your vehicle inspected on the first or last day of each month.

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Put a piece of the bridge to use at home

For history buffs, it doesn’t get much cooler than owning a little piece of the Longfellow Bridge — right in your backyard.

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For many bicyclists, repairs came too late

A strip of neoprene caulking is helping to keep bicyclists upright on Huntington Ave.

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For Rome mayor, transit is key issue

Rome’s mayor, Ignazio Marino, insists that his city will soon be one of the best cities in the world for sustainable public transportation.

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After years of confusion, Newton offramp gets a fix

The Newton Traffic Council finally came up with a solution for the Mass. Turnpike offramp in West Newton: a sign to indicate exactly who is allowed to turn right.

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A traffic light shifts

After months of complaints, the state responded to a Plymouth resident’s complaints about the awkward location of a local traffic signal.

Uber Boston introduces new service for extra-large vehicles

The company is starting a new service this week that allows customers to request vehicles that can fit up to seven passengers.

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On Longfellow Bridge, searching for that perfect paint swatch

Officials have been working to figure out exactly which color matches the original paint of the bridge.

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Seven new ideas for parking and transportation

Mayor Walsh’s transportation transition team released a report earlier this month on how to improve the city’s transportation system.

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No solution in sight for Roxbury footbridge

The Ceylon Street footbridge, built in the 1980s, has caused angst in the community for years.

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New traffic guide means more innovative design

A new traffic guide that appears at first glance like public-works-engineering gobbledygook could have some important implications for Massachusetts.

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An ode to the Government Center MBTA stop

A lament for the closed Government Center station was scrawled on the wall by one of the last riders to pass through the station before its hibernation.

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Potholes taking a toll on vehicles this year

Since January 1, the city of Boston is up to 8,817 filled potholes and counting — about three times as many as in previous years.

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T station technology for visually impaired to debut in 2016

New technology designed at UMass-Amherst might make subway orienteering easier for blind people.

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Callahan detours force traffic-balancing at Ted Williams

Moves being put in place to aid in merging near the Ted Williams Tunnel are infuriating some motorists.

About the reporter

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Martine Powers is the transportation reporter for the Globe, covering everything from the MBTA and the Big Dig to innovative street design and and Boston’s growing bike community. Email her at mpowers@globe.com and follow her on Twitter @martinepowers.