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April 2014

Sustainable Service: Planning a Green(er) Line for Boston

The Green Line Extension will include seven new stations, the addition of 4.5 miles of light rail track and the development of two facilities, with emphasis placed on developing and implementing sustainable solutions wherever possible.

July 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.

June 2013

Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

For the increasing number of customers with smartphones and tablets, safety is enhanced. New features, such as mobile ticketing, crowd-sourced information and even shopping, further improve the ride.

May 2013

Transit agencies partner to prevent sexual assault

Teaming with advocacy groups to empower riders to stop sexual assault and harassment, using new campaigns and communication tools.

January 2013

Transit Systems Find Creative Ways to Generate Revenue

Agencies are looking beyond conventional ads and tapping new technology, such as virtual grocery stores, regenerative braking and Groupon, to bring in more funds.

September 2012

2012 Women In Transportation: Margaret O'Meara

VP, Client Services and Business Development, Northeast Region Parsons Brinckerhoff Boston

May 2012

MBTA converts station, tunnel into training facility

Using grant money from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), MBTA will convert the Oak Street railway into a “mock” train station to carry out drills, which will also be accessible to emergency responders from all surrounding cities and towns.

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