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MBTA advances Greenbush Station transit project
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) approved Jan. 9 further development at its Greenbush Station project.
MBTA reintroduces ski train
The MBTA is reintroducing its weekend ski train.
MBTA and Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 ratify collective bargaining agreement
After months of negotiations, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.
Pan Am Southern, Pan Am Railways take MBTA to task over PTC
Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS, the joint venture of Pan Am Railways and Norfolk Southern) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) itself on Dec. 20 served default and dispute notices concerning…
MBTA to expand Ruggles Station Transportation Project
The Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) voted Dec. 19 to amend the Ruggles Station Transportation Project contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc,…
MBTA: 120 new CRRC railcars cheaper than refurbishment
The Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) unanimously voted Dec. 12 for an entirely new fleet of Red Line cars, rather than refurbishing…
MBTA launches new anti-sexual harassment campaign
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), as part of a coalition of organizations, launched a new information campaign to enhance passenger safety and encourage the public to report incidents of…
MBTA studies fare collection
During this year's fare adjustment process, a key concern raised by MBTA customers was that not all fares are being collected. Of particular concern was fare collection on the surface…
Virtual-reality railcar maintenance: Keolis
Keolis Commuter Services, contract operator of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) regional/commuter trains, is testing specialized virtual reality glasses for maintaining cars and locomotives.
MBTA awards PTC contract to Ansaldo STS/VHB Team
VHB has been named the local lead signal design consultant to work as part of the Ansaldo STS team on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority $338 million project to equip…
Chicago order fuels 126% growth for China's CRRC
First, in 2014, a $567 million system-wide car order for Boston's MBTA. Then, this year, the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, valued at $1.31 billion.…
Massachusetts railcar manufacturing return: Next stop, China
As Massachusetts officials celebrated the "topping off" ceremony of a $95 million new railcar manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass., last week, the factory's owner—China's CCRC—explained hiring plans: production workers will…
MBTA issues RFQ for automated fare collection system
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Monday issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based…
MBTA lights up solar infrastructure initiative
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a plan on August 1 allowing for the installation of solar energy generating equipment at 37 T-owned parking facilities.
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…
Mass DOT invites public for State Rail Plan presentation
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan to document the current state of the rail system, identify planned improvements and outline…
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…
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