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Failure to address public transit infrastructure resulting in lost revenues

Government Issues| May 18, 2018

Failing to address America’s $90 billion backlog of public transit modernization needs, also referred to as State of Good Repair, results in a loss of $340 billion in business revenue to the U.S. economy over a six-year period, according to an new APTA study.

65M people used ride-hailing services in Mass. in 2017, report says

Management & Operations| May 14, 2018

The initial report was made possible by a law signed in August 2016 that allowed the state to start collecting the data for the first time.

Rail| May 8, 2018

STV to design MBTA light rail extension

Construction of the 4.3-mile Green Light Rail extension is expected to begin later this year, with revenue service beginning in 2021.

Rail| April 24, 2018

Study finds untapped development potential around MBTA rail stations

Vacant and underutilized land surrounding 13 Gateway City commuter rail stations could house up to 230,000 residents and 230,000 jobs.

Rail| April 23, 2018

MBTA improves real-time information for subway service

Using more sophisticated data to generate better predictions, and train arrival times are now refreshed every six seconds.

Management & Operations| April 3, 2018

Boston Mayor unveils $5M plan to boost city's transportation

The investments will contribute to the ongoing implementation of the 58 projects and policies identified in Go Boston 2030, which is the city’s long-term transportation plan unveiled in 2017.

Security and Safety | April 2, 2018

MBTA behind schedule on PTC mandate

The agency says hardware is being installed on three lines, with a goal of finishing by year’s end, however, the system won’t go live until 2020.

Management & Operations| March 7, 2018

MBTA commuter rail customers can now use Apple Pay

The introduction of Apple Pay enables customers to purchase fares with just a tap, reducing the amount of time to make a purchase.

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

Management & Operations| January 12, 2018

Capital Metro selects new President/CEO

Randy Clarke has served as the VP, operations and member services, at the American Public Transportation Association since April 2016.

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