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MBTA's installation of PTC to cause weekend closures beginning this spring

Rail| August 3, 2016

The agency plans to conduct installation work on two lines at a time beginning on the southern section of the system, beginning in April 2017.

'Voice of the T' announces retirement

Management & Operations| August 1, 2016

After starting out as an editorial assistant for the T’s general manager in the 1980s, Frank Oglesby, Jr. got his start as the agency’s go-to voice actor when he was picked to narrate MBTA training videos

Rail| July 27, 2016

MBTA faces federal complaint for cancelling late-night service

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.

Security and Safety | July 19, 2016

MBTA seeks to outsource transit police dispatching

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.

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