Topic : MassDOT

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MassDOT issues RFP for transit action plan

Management & Operations| November 14, 2018

The Lynn, Massachusetts study is anticipated to begin early next year and will include opportunities to create and improve access to transit locations and more.

Mass. BRT pilot combines design, art to launch improved experience

Bus| October 16, 2018

Featuring the work of five local artists along the corridor, the pilot aims to bring more efficient and reliable service.

Management & Operations| August 2, 2018

MassDOT, MBTA unveil 'Focus 40' transportation investment plan

The 35-page plan could bring a potential superstation and subway line extensions to Boston.

Management & Operations| August 15, 2017

Exec. with deep turnaround experience named MBTA GM/CEO

Luis Manuel Ramírez, who most recently has run his own strategic and turnaround business consulting firm, will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak on September 12.

Accessibility| September 20, 2016

MBTA Launches RIDE Pilot Program with Uber, Lyft

MBTA has launched a pilot program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft to save costs and deliver customers of the MBTA’s “THE RIDE” options for on-demand service through their smartphones.

Rail| July 21, 2016

FRA approves blueprint to connect Boston, New Haven to Montreal via rail

The Initiative proposes to restore service between Boston and New Haven, Conn., through Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn., and add new service between Boston and Montreal.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2016

'Transportation Women Tell Their Stories' of advancement, despite obstacles

BART GM Crunican and former MassDOT and MBTA board member Liz Levin, were joined by former U.S. DOT Secretary Mary Peters and former Houston Metro CEO Shirley DeLibero to discuss how they advanced in the transportation industry, despite great personal and professional obstacles. 

Accessibility| November 16, 2015

MBTA urged to explore cost saving actions for paratransit

Possible changes presented by MASSDOT's deputy administrator included raising fares to the maximum allowed by ADA and reducing some of The Ride’s overhead costs by partnering with taxis or other transportation companies.

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chinese railcar builder, CRRC breaks ground on Mass. facility

The $95 million railcar manufacturing facility will make Orange and Red Line subway cars for the MBTA and to support future North American operations.

Ex-MBTA chief Scott says agency 'needs a state takeover,' in interview

Beverly Scott addresses several issues impacting the agency and public transportation in general during the interview, including criticism of excessive absenteeism and capital spending.

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