May 6, 2013
Staff was prepared, primarily due to the new equipment and training acquired in recent years with federal grant money. Transit operators were able to view real-time footage from system’s several thousand security cameras and live feeds from hundreds of other city- and state-owned cameras, for the first time ever.
May 2, 2013
Richard Donohue posted a message on the MBT Transit Police website crediting a slain MIT officer for saving his life. He is able to briefly move around with the aid of a walker. A bullet from the shootout will remain lodged in his leg.
May 1, 2013
These are the first three coaches of 75 total ordered from Hyundai-Rotem USA, at a cost of $190 million. Fifteen will be in service by fall of 2013.
April 19, 2013
Decision made to close services made following chaotic night, ending with one Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed and another still on the run. An MBTA transit officer was among those shot by the suspects.
April 15, 2013
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 26, 2013
Hyundai Rotem, under fire for failing to deliver any of its 75 double-decker coaches on time, is making progress on its $190 million contract. Three of the cars are slated to be in service in April.
March 12, 2013
Between 15 and 20 teenagers punched a bus operator and tried to pull him from the driver’s side window. Transit Police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor said that the incident was unusual because assaults on bus drivers usually only involve one or two individuals.
March 6, 2013
Offering includes a sponsorship program, which will provide partners with marketing rights and benefits, such as signage and advertising in commuter rail stations, railcars and ferry facilities; corporate presence on commuter rail system maps and schedules; control of a Wi-Fi landing page; links on the MBTA website; and intellectual property rights.
February 8, 2013
The “Courtesy Counts” campaign uses signs with images of various animals and a light, humorous tone to impart messages about transit etiquette. A group of pigs reminds riders not to hog a seat, especially from an elderly or disabled person, and a cast of crabs reminds them to be nice to operators.
January 30, 2013
Hundreds of surveyed riders that had been polled the day before the signs were installed were more optimistic about how long trains would take to arrive and seemed to be more satisfied with the train’s performance. The survey is part of a larger effort to gather customer experience data.
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