In online reviews, dozens of customers of CrimsonBikes – a Mid-Cambridge bike shop that traces its roots back to a Harvard dorm room in 2008 – report never getting bikes ordered months earlier and difficulty getting refund checks.
Facing continued criticism for its plans to cut service, the MBTA announced Monday that it would “bring back service as fast as possible on bus and subways” and look into restoring commuter rail and ferry service.
Opposition to MBTA service cuts continued to grow as national, state and local leaders joined a Friday online rally organized by Public Transit Public Good, a transit advocacy group – and there are signs it is having an effect.
The MBTA introduced changes to its website Monday to make it easier for seniors and other reduced-fare customers – including the blind and people with disabilities – to get CharlieCards, the reusable plastic cards for subway and bus rides.
The MBTA announced that its plans to cut subway and bus service go into effect March 14. Cambridge will see the frequency of red and green line trains reduced by up to 20 percent, and many bus lines will be affected.
The city plans to make up to $70,000 in improvements to Palmer Street to make the alley in Harvard Square more inviting, officials said at a community meeting Thursday aimed at soliciting public comment and ideas.
An extension to the silver line that could bring its buses to Cambridge, Somerville and Everett and add service in Boston and Chelsea will be studied by the MBTA and state Department of Transportation through 2022.
The MBTA will push through changes to commuter rail and ferry service starting Saturday, even as estimates show the agency set to get between $250 million and $300 million in disaster relief from a federal bill signed into law in December.