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Mobility-On-Demand: The Future of Transportation

Management & Operations| December 26, 2017

Embracing public-private partnerships can help cities and transit agencies lower operational cost while connecting underserved communities.

MBTA lands $100M in fed grant funding for Green Line light rail extension

Rail| December 21, 2017

The grant represents the first installment of CIG Program funding for the GLX after the FTA signed a FFGA with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.

Bus| December 7, 2017

4 Greater Boston communities to pilot BRT in 2018

The pilots will include a combination of dedicated bus-only lanes that take bus riders out of car congestion, technology to time traffic signals so that buses get more green lights, and platforms that allow riders to “level-board” the bus quickly as they would a subway.

Management & Operations| December 6, 2017

MBTA approves plan to build apartments, commercial space on top of rail station

The project would occur in three phases. The first would include relocation of the T’s bus services to the Burgin Parkway side of the station. Then, about 300 apartments would be built on what is now the bus loop, access road, and parking lot in front of the station.

Technology| November 22, 2017

MBTA taps Cubic-John Laing consortium for next-gen fare collection system

Known as AFC 2.0, the new system has a total program value, for capital and operating costs, of approximately $723 million, which includes operating costs through 2031.

Management & Operations| November 6, 2017

Keolis leads MBTA station cleanup

The Keolis We Care Ambassador Program aims to encourage local Boston organizations to take part in transit beautification and cleanup efforts.

Rail| October 19, 2017

CRRC announces ship date for MBTA pilot cars

The company is the first Chinese railcar builder to enter into the U.S. rail car manufacturing market.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Prince receives Hall of Fame distinction

Robert Prince is currently retired from AECOM where he served as VP, transit business development director. He continues work with Gannon Consult. In his past role as Chairman of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Prince continues to give back to the industry.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Bus| September 14, 2017

Innovation, clean fleets honored at BusCon 2017

METRO Magazine honored bus operations and their supplier partners for initiatives that helped them improve training, save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, or improve safety, while PERC honored three operators for championing propane autogas.

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