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October 31, 2014

MBTA's longtime police chief to step down

When Paul MacMillan started at the transit agency in the 1980s, only about 80 officers patrolled the system, he said. Now, about 250 do.


October 28, 2014

Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.


October 22, 2014

MBTA taps Chinese company for new railcars

The Alliance for American Manufacturers — a national labor group — blasted the deal in a letter yesterday to Gov. Deval Patrick, warning that he will put other companies across the country at a competitive disadvantage in future contracts if the China contract is signed.


October 8, 2014

MBTA restoring weekend commuter rail service on three lines

The announcement signals a return to the services previously provided to these three lines: Saturday and Sunday service to the Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines and Saturday service to the Needham line. The schedules serving the area will mirror those previously offered.


September 23, 2014

U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.


September 18, 2014

Keolis Commuter Services cleaning program improves stations, railcars

The train-cleaning program has involved more than 100 people working over 8,000 hours scrubbing over 1 million square feet of equipment as Keolis aims to clean all 422 commuter rail passenger cars. Seats have been thoroughly wiped down, the stainless steel doors and windows shined, vents cleared of grime, and floor thoroughly mopped.


September 11, 2014

MBTA looking at ways to boost ridership

Eliminating the use of cash on buses and introducing the mobile app used by commuter rail passengers to other public transit lines are strategies under consideration by state officials as ridership numbers have declined due to steady fare increases.


September 3, 2014

MBTA opens first new station in 27 years

Assembly is the first new MBTA subway station to be opened since the southern portion of the Orange Line was moved from the Washington Street Elevated Line to the Southwest Corridor in 1987.


August 25, 2014

New requirements keeping elderly off MBTA paratransit

Nearly two years ago, the MBTA began to require that all applicants for The Ride attend an in-person evaluation, rather than mailing a lengthy application and a doctor’s note. Since the interview requirement began, only 22% of applicants have come from the oldest age brackets.


August 5, 2014

APTA recognizes 7 organizations for sustainability efforts

Depending on the level of achievement, organizations were presented Gold, Silver and Bronze level certifications by APTA Chair Peter Varga at the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.


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