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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.


August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.


July 9, 2014

Keolis names industry vets to oversee MBTA rail contract

Thomas M. Mulligan as GM and Gerald C. Francis as Deputy GM of Keolis Commuter Services in Boston, will be overseeing the MBTA’s commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1.


July 1, 2014

Keolis begins operating MBTA's commuter rail lines

Passengers will begin to see changes designed to improve their travel experience almost immediately, among them the launch of a staffed customer service center that will be open seven days a week to provide assistance to customers.


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