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MBTA faces federal complaint for cancelling late-night service

Rail| July 27, 2016

A group argues that the flawed data suggested the move would not have an overly burdensome effect on low-income and minority riders and that it should have taken steps to curb those impacts before ending the service in March.

MBTA seeks to outsource transit police dispatching

Security and Safety | July 19, 2016

The $6.1 million contract with IXP Corp. would pay for three years of private dispatch and would include two one-year contracts of about $2 million.

Management & Operations| July 6, 2016

MBTA selecting 'best' public transit app via contest

The most preferred app will be selected by the MBTA, after considering public comment, and announced in September 2016. The selected app will be featured prominently on the MBTA website for a full year, and be endorsed by the T.

Rail| July 6, 2016

SEPTA exploring all options, including borrowing trains

Meanwhile, Boston's MBTA is also inspecting some of its railcars manufactured by Hyundai Rotem as a precaution.

Rail| June 29, 2016

Study of subway 'bugs' aimed to improve public health

Harvard researchers collected samples from three MBTA subway lines, including swabbing seats, seat backs, walls, vertical and horizontal poles, and hanging grips inside train cars.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

MBTA extends contract with Masabi for mobile rail ticketing

The agreement will enhance the MBTA’s existing mobile-ticketing system, which is widely recognized as one of the transit industry’s most successful mobile-ticketing programs.

Rail| June 17, 2016

Rail systems turn to improved infrastructure, tech to combat fare evaders

To stem revenue losses from passengers not paying fares, two transit agencies are implementing new solutions to limit, and hopefully, eliminate fare evaders on their rail systems.

University| June 14, 2016

New Access MIT program offers free public transit to employees

MIT has set out to reduce parking demand on campus by 10% over the next two years with the launch of the new program, which combines pay-per-day parking for most parkers with free access to MBTA subway and local bus, among other benefits.

Management & Operations| May 24, 2016

MBTA GM DePaola to retire, citing cancer fight

His accomplishments as GM include improving service for MBTA riders, designing and implementing an $83 million Winter Resiliency program and ensuring that the renovation of Government Center Station was completed on time and on budget.

Management & Operations| May 10, 2016

New MBTA app allows BRT riders to rate service

The app, named QualiT, allows individuals to anonymously share feedback with the T. The service is similar to ones provided on Uber and Lyft transportation systems, and provides crowd-sourced data to help improve service.

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