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MBCR heads to court over MBTA rail contract
MBCR (Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad), contract operator of Boston’s commuter rail system since July 2003, has gone to court in an attempt to block the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)…
Keolis lands MBTA regional rail contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Keolis Commuter Services an eight-year, $2.68 billion contract to operate MBTA regional rail passenger service for the Bay State. Two extension options of two…
Report: MBTA mulls new operator
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) reportedly is considering replacing Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR), its current contract operator of MBTA regional rail service.
MCBR plans new maintenance facility in contract-renewal bid
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., contract operator for MBTA commuter trains, says it will build a $65 million train maintenance facility on the south side of South Station to…
MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge
Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by…
First MBTA HSP-46 at TTCI for testing
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s first new HSP-46 regional/commuter rail locomotive has arrived at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo., to undergo testing before it is delivered to Boston and operator MBCR…
New appointments at MCBR
Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) has appointed John Hogan as the company’s Chief Transportation Officer, and William (Bill) Gilbert as Director of Quality.
MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units
MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The…
Boston South Station expansion focus faulted
Criticism of a proposed $850 million expansion plan for Boston's South Station is coming not just from fiscal conservatives and anti-rail partisans, but now also from those arguing current plans…
MBTA set for Green Line LRT extension
After years of delays and political maneuvering among elected officials, community activists, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, MBTA will finally begin work this month on right-of-way to extend its…
MBCR pilot program aids MBTA conductors
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)…
MBTA anger with Hyundai Rotem heats up
Reports from Boston-area print and television media Friday say Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is running short of patience over continuing delays of bilevel rail passenger equipment deliveries from Hyundai…
AECOM lands MBTA Green Line work
AECOM Technology Corp. Thursday said, as part of a joint venture, it has been chosen by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to provide advanced preliminary design services for extending Massachusetts…
Cape Cod (summer) rail service returns in 2013
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains will link Boston and Hyannis, Mass., beginning Memorial Day weekend 2013, re-establishing seasonal passenger rail service to Cape Cod.
When the trains stopped
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
Massachusetts: No Green Line PTC for now
Citing cost concerns, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has deferred any installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on Boston's Green Line light rail transit operation, saying lower-cost alternatives are…
Massachusetts set to buy more CSX right-of-way
Massachusetts next month expects to acquire 90 miles of rail right-of-way owned by CSX Corp., in part to improve MBTA passenger service for large portions of the state.
MBTA readies mobile app ticket purchasing
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Monday initiated a pilot project to allow passenger rail riders to purchase and display their tickets on smart phones.
Only two bids seen for MBTA rail contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this year has sought bidders to operate its regional rail network, but according to the Boston Globe MBTA has received only two actual offers to…
MBTA railcar deliveries behind schedule
Deliveries of bilevel passenger railcars to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are up to 18 months behind schedule, with delays appearing to result at least in part due to previous problems…
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