The Boston Business Journal reports state legislators reached accord late last night on a bill that would not bar ride-hailing services from the two locations but would add a 20-cent fee to every ride for a new state office to oversee the services and ensure riders go through background checks. Lawmakers rejected a bid by taxi operators to make ride-hailing drivers also get fingerprinted.
South Boston Convention Center
The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.
Loyal Supply Co. reports rescuing this bird from a "cold, dark loading dock" at the South Boston convention center this morning. They got him a cage and some food, but wonder where he came from.
H/t Drew Starr.
Payette, a Congress Street architectural-design firm, designed itself Pearl the elephant as part of a circus-themed display at the International Interior Design Association's fall New England fashion show earlier this month. Yesterday, staffers wheeled Pearl over to the South Boston convention center for the Architecture Boston Expo.
Tamas K-L shows us the inside of the convention center during tonight's Bernie Sanders rally.
The Globe reports the Baker administration wants to study the ramifications of the proposal.
The Globe gets the scoop on a plan to use small self-propelled diesel cars to shuttle people between the Seaport and Back Bay station via a short and dormant track the state acquired in last year's CSX deal.
For you oldtimers, think Budd cars, only more modern. And, yes, the state is planning on buying some of the units for use on the Fairmount Line, too.
Pax East is not your typical convention-center kind of exhibition.
Hint: The flashing alarms and the announcements to evacuate are a good indicator:
Seems that when a big convention is in town, the MBTA runs special Silver Line service to the airport straight from the convention center, rather than making people carry their bags on that long walk to the nearest Silver Line stop and crowding onto a bus there.
Jeff Cutler reports from the New England Auto Show, which runs through Monday at the convention center.
Paul McMorrow takes a look at the new D Street now that Southie no longer distrusts the convention center or the fancy-shmancy waterfront district.
Good news for people who keep kosher or just like the idea of easy access to a knish:
City, state officials are looking for tax breaks, road improvements to entice somebody to build a 1,000-room hotel at the South Boston convention center, the Globe reports. Best part is at the end, when the guy who runs the Mass. Convention Center Authority brings out the old world-class-city argument, as in: How can Boston be world class if it doesn't have a 1,000-room hotel at the convention center?