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October 22, 2014

MBTA taps Chinese company for new railcars

The Alliance for American Manufacturers — a national labor group — blasted the deal in a letter yesterday to Gov. Deval Patrick, warning that he will put other companies across the country at a competitive disadvantage in future contracts if the China contract is signed.


March 31, 2014

Gov. touts Mass. agency's all-electric fleet

Also announces a new initiative, the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles program, which will provide rebates of up to $2,500 for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.


December 5, 2013

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.


October 24, 2013

MBTA to replace trains as part of infrastructure investments

The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120 and 74 Red Line cars, with an option to increase the fleet to 132.


April 15, 2013

4 arrests made in Mass. paratransit fare hike protest

They blocked a street outside the State House, demanding more funding to avoid future fare increases on senior citizens and disabled riders. Four were arrested. The move follows Gov. Deval Patrick administration doubling fares for door-to-door paratransit service last year.


March 8, 2012

Mass. Gov. proposes infrastructure bank in new bill

Envisions an entity that would make loans for energy, transportation and municipal development projects to leverage private investment and create jobs.


April 20, 2011

Mass. Gov. targets MBTA’s paratransit costs

Gov. Deval Patrick green lighted a commission to find ways to make the paratransit service more cost-effective after a report showed it cost taxpayers $90 million last year.


September 9, 2010

MBTA makes 'real-time' bus information available

Following a project to equip more than 1,000 buses with GPS technology in 2009, dispatchers in the MBTA's Bus Operations Control Center were able for the first time to pinpoint the location of every MBTA bus in real-time. As of today, that same information is available to T bus riders, regardless of route.


June 30, 2010

MBTA introduces mobile phone, online payment system

Beginning July 23, customers parking in MBTA-owned and operated lots with existing cash honor boxes will be able to pay for parking online or via phone while in their cars or once they board a train, bus or commuter boat.


June 8, 2010

MassDOT launches sustainability initiative

GreenDOT will be driven by three primary goals: reduce greenhouse gas emissions; promote the healthy transportation options of walking, bicycling, and public transit; and support for smart growth development.


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