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MassDOT looks 5 years, $14.8 billion into the future
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the…
MBTA and Schneider Electric announce 12% energy reduction goal
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced on June 1, 2016 it’s working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to cut utility bills and carbon…
No hovering on MBTA
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, commuter rail and commuter boats.
Bullet to the Heart
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on May 23, 2016 will inaugurate a new nonstop regional/commuter rail service between Worcester and Boston.
MBTA targeting energy costs in FY 2017
Continuing efforts begun in 2012 with the purchase of a wind turbine generator at the Kingston rail layover facility, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority projects a further reduction of energy…
Keolis proposes system to reduce MBTA fare evasion
At the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board meeting, which took place on April 25, 2016, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion…
MBTA selects developer for Red Line mixed-use project in Quincy
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board voted unanimously on April 4, 2016 to approve lease rights to Bozzuto Development and Atlantic Development so the firms…
MBTA: Back on track with new performance dashboard
Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack on March 28, 2016 announced a new level of transparency at the MBTA, with the launching of the MBTA's Performance Dashboard.
Track work on MBTA’s Framingham-Worcester Line set to begin
Track work is set to start on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 railroad ties while work to end the…
MBTA's Government Center Station re-opens to the public
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on March 21, 2016 celebrated the grand re-opening of the Government Center Station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking two years spent reconstructing the station…
MBTA awards contract for Beverly-Salem bridge repairs
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a $16.2 million contract to J.F. White Contracting Company for repairs on the railroad bride between Beverly and Salem, Mass, the agency…
For MBTA and Amtrak, FAST Act a fast track to federal court
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is suing Amtrak in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts after the two companies failed to reach agreement on new, vastly increased access…
Despite some slip and slide, Keolis improves the ride
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system contractor Keolis Commuter Services posted a non-adjusted weekday on-time performance rate of 90.44% for October, “the best performance for that month in…
Keolis turns to GIRO for management software
Keolis Commuter Services has awarded GIRO, a supplier of planning, scheduling and managment software for public transit and paratransit operations, a contract for a HASTUS-Rail installation to optimize scheduling and…
CRRC breaks ground for Boston contract
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker joined Springfield, Mass., Mayor Domenic Sarno, CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Corp Ltd.) Vice President Weiping Yu, CRRC USA Rail Corp. Chairman and President Chuanhe Zhou…
RTR awarded contract to modernize MBTA’s cold-weather controls
RTR Technologies Inc., developer and manufacturer of cold-weather mitigation technology for freight and mass transit authorities nationwide, has been awarded a $6.5 million contract to modernize control systems for contact…
Historic female first for NJT Presidential Emergency Board
In a historic first, and in a rail industry whose labor and management leadership ranks long have been dominated by Caucasian males, the first all-female Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) in…
From the planes to the trains
Keolis Commuter Services has named United Airlines aircraft maintenance veteran Kenneth Trahan as Chief Mechanical Officer for its Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system operations and maintenance contract,…
MBTA is Boston strong
Amid climbing ridership, the MBTA is looking to avoid last year’s winter weather shutdown.
Keolis sponsors 2015 World Police & Fire Games
Keolis is supporting local first responders on their journey to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games from June 26 to July 5.
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