Amtrak, MBTA bury the hatchet

Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have ended their battle over operation, maintenance and use of the 37.9-mile Attleboro Line between Boston and the Rhode Island state line on the Northeast Corridor. The two parties have struck a new Attleboro Line Agreement under which Amtrak will provide maintenance-of-way and dispatching services through 2021.

MBTA updates infrastructure improvements

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is using its increase in capital spending on system-wide upgrades and repairs. Following a 40% increase from 2016, MBTA says it’s kicking its infrastructure improvements into high gear.

MBTA tabs BBR, United Rail for Green Line protection system

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority awarded BBR Verkehrstechnik GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany with the “Proof of Concept” phase for the RFP-24-16 Green Line Train Protection System.

Final RFP for MBTA Green Line project

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has asked for final proposals for the revived Green Line extension project from three design-build contractor teams shortlisted in February.

MBTA opens new privately-funded Boston Landing rail station

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on May 17 joined MBTA Chief Administrator, Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve, Chairman of New Balance Athletics Jim Davis, and a host of dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the new MBTA Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station.

Barletta gets MBTA carhouse pact

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority‘s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) approved a contract with Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., for the construction of improvements to the Wellington Maintenance Facility.

MBTA, Keolis add Boston-Cape Cod train for 5th summer

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Keolis Commuter Services announced that the seasonal CapeFLYER weekend train service between Boston and Hyannis begins Memorial Day weekend.

MBTA chooses Railway Equipment Co.’s winter switch protection technology

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Railway Equipment Company of Minneapolis and system operator Keolis Commuter Services to install gas hot air track switch heater systems and fiberglass covers at critical track switches throughout the commuter rail system.

Charlie Baker

Mock-up of new Boston Orange Line car unveiled

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on March 21 to view a mock up of the CRRC metro car for Boston’s Orange Line.

CEO/GM sought for MBTA

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched a search for a permanent CEO and General Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).