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MBTA bans cell phones

Management & Operations| May 12, 2009

In response to a trolley accident on Friday, May 8th, where the trolley operator admitted to texting before colliding with another trolley, MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas implemented a policy that forbids all operators from carrying cell phones.

Clean Energy acquires Exterran

Bus| May 8, 2009
Includes natural gas station operations and maintenance contracts covering approximately 25 million GGEs (gasoline gallon equivalents) of natural gas fuel on an annual basis for four transit operators (eight fueling facilities).
Bus| May 5, 2009

MBTA to receive stimulus funds for BRT

The $114 million, two-stage project will provide a direct Silver Line connection from Dudley Station to South Station in Boston this fall, and replace an existing heavily-used bus route with faster, more reliable service.
Bus| April 13, 2009

MBTA, American Red Cross launch campaign

The public awareness campaign promotes the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes, and includes the placement of 300 educational car cards throughout the MBTA system.
Bus| March 25, 2009

METRO Briefs

IBM seeks share of high-speed rail. Seattle transit debuts talking buses. MBTA proposes rail hikes, service cuts.
Rail| March 10, 2009

MBTA to provide real-time arrival info

New Passenger and Train Information System (PTIS) includes the ability to precisely locate each train and calculate minute-accurate train arrival times to LED signs at all stations.
Rail| February 3, 2009

MBTA equips rail fleet with defibrillators

To date, more than thirty Automated External Defibrillators have been installed on trains to protect passenger safety. The entire fleet will be equipped by the end of spring.
Motorcoach| December 23, 2008

METRO Briefs

Motorcoach company loaning insurance. Charter service selling luxury inauguration train trip. Fare hackers team with MBTA.
Bus| December 12, 2008

MBTA to use pay-by-phone service at select stations

Customers will be able to create an account using their mobile phone number and a credit/debit card, and have their parking fee automatically deducted from their account.
Rail| October 2, 2008

CSX wins Mass. rail contract

The agreement includes the addition of five commuter trains, while leaving open the possibility of additional trains as rail capacity is created. It will also create the ability of area companies to ship or receive products on double-stack rail cars.

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