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Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Rail| December 6, 2017

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo says no major delays on mass transit despite powerful storm

Security and Safety | February 9, 2017

Some New York City subway lines were running with delays because of signal and switch troubles. The MTA said bus service was running with delays across all five boroughs and some had to be detoured because of icy roads.

February 24, 2016

How a Multifaceted Plan Helped SEPTA Weather Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas socked Philadelphia with 22.4 inches of snow in January. In some areas of the five-county SEPTA service region, snowfall totals were well over two feet. As a result of forecasted high winds, zero visibility and significant snow, SEPTA suspended service on all modes — with the exception of the Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway-elevated lines, its two busiest routes — beginning at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Rail| December 30, 2015

Snow tests new MBTA winter preparation

Agency spent the past few months winterizing its system, hoping the preparation with prevent a repeat of last year. The prep included replacement of 10 miles of the third on the Red Line and putting third rail heaters on the Orange Line.

Rail| November 24, 2015

Metra prepares for winter weather with switch covers, heaters

Additionally, agency is continuing to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

Rail| November 5, 2015

Keolis, MBTA to combat winter with 47-piece snow-fighting arsenal

The purchase of $8.6 million in snow-fighting equipment by the agency, includes 10 snow fighters, six speed swings, six wheel loaders and 25 tractors.

Management & Operations| August 19, 2015

MBTA, Keolis announce service improvement plan

Areas of focus include on-time performance (OTP), staffing, operations, equipment maintenance, customer service, fare collection, and winter weather resiliency plans.

Rail| March 31, 2015

MBTA gets winter weather advice from 'peer' cities

Suggestions included using special diesel-powered vehicles to clear snow from tracks, as well as using deicing chemicals to prevent the third rail from freezing and losing contact with the trains.

Management & Operations| February 26, 2015

Interim MBTA boss vows all-hands-on-deck mentality for snowstorms

Frank DePaola, who was named to replace outgoing MBTA chief Beverly Scott, has already created a team to examine what went wrong this winter.

Management & Operations| February 10, 2015

Mass. Gov. wants answers for transit 'failure' amid storms

After a day marked by more delays and stalled trains, the MBTA suspended all rail service Tuesday as the state digs out from a third major storm in two weeks.

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