May 15, 2013
This was the highest monthly on-time performance recorded since 2006 and the fourth-highest since July, 2003. The level of service in April capped a seven-month stretch marked by harsh winter weather conditions and impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy.
January 16, 2013
Unique technology, developed by Massachusetts-based mobile firm Raizlabs, will feed real-time service information into the palm of a conductor’s hand as the application’s satellite function will show the speed, exact location and track assignment of every train on the commuter rail system.
December 12, 2012
System needs state tax investments in bridge work, signals, new train engines and other improvements. Bridge work would improve on-time performance. Train engines initially scheduled for replacement in 2004 were delayed until 2013.
September 28, 2012
MBCR, which operates a fleet of coaches that average more than 24 years in age, with some cars that are nearly 40 years old, reported an average of less than one air conditioning malfunction per day from June 1 until September 15th for the 356 passenger coaches used in daily service.
July 25, 2012
Introduced in 2011, under the direction of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and his “Boston Bikes” program, "Hubway" features 600 bicycles and 60 stations throughout Boston available for 24-hour, three-day or annual rentals.
May 23, 2012
The Gold Star Memorial coach will travel thousands of miles across Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a reminder of all of our fallen heroes who gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
March 21, 2012
The graduates join the ranks of a select group that works directly with customers and transportation managers to provide safe, reliable service. The new assistant conductors were formally inducted earlier this month during a ceremony at MBCR's training facility in Somerville, Mass.
February 29, 2012
Recorded the highest rates of punctuality for any February. The agency invested in technologies that deal directly with snow removal, constructed a “Truck Stop” for commuter trains; realigned its management structure; and hired new conductors and engineers.
December 15, 2011
Investigation began in March of the possible production and sale of illegal MBTA passes after Conductor John Slyman noticed that a customer's monthly pass appeared to be the wrong color.
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