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April 2, 2014

MBTA late night subway service debut sees more than 18K riders

This is the transit system’s most recent attempt at offering late-night service; it ended its all-bus service, the Night Owl, in 2005 due to lack of ridership. However, the new plan has received significant support from the state and corporate sponsorships.


March 7, 2014

Keolis awarded $2.6 billion contract to run MBTA commuter rail

The eight-year contract includes the option for two additional two-year extensions, which, if granted, would raise the contract value to $4.2 billion over 12 years.


February 10, 2014

MBTA chief signs up to use paratransit service

GM Beverly Scott is experiencing medical issues with her left foot which will limit her mobility for about three months, and used a pseudonym when signing up for the service to avoid special treatment. Scott said that she believes she is the first GM to be certified with The Ride.


February 4, 2014

New York named 'best public transportation city'

Walk Score took data from 316 U.S. cities and thousands of neighborhoods and assigned a "Transit Score" to each. The scores consider frequency, type of route and distance between stops.


January 15, 2014

MBCR wants judge to order release of T contract docs

The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, also seeks an extension of a Jan. 21 deadline to appeal the award that went to the winning company, Keolis.


January 9, 2014

Keolis wins Mass. commuter rail contract

The company won the state’s largest operating contract in history with a bid that was 6% lower than that of the current operator, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co.


December 6, 2013

MBTA may lower paratransit fares

May change the price from $4.00 to $3.00. In a recent state survey measuring the impact of the 2012 hikes on seniors, a majority of RIDE users whose income is less than $2,000 per month said they cut back on food, personal grooming and transit trips.


December 5, 2013

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.


November 1, 2013

Red Sox parade expected to generate 2 million public transit rides

The MBTA will run rush hour-level service throughout the day Saturday to accommodate the hundreds of thousands expected to throng the city for the team's World Series victory parade,


October 24, 2013

Midwest Bus to add 100 jobs for rehab contract

The company will add workers to its Owosso facility after landing a $31.4 million contract with MBTA to rebuild 192 buses.


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