Rail

Snow tests new MBTA winter preparation

Posted on December 30, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. — Riders on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) light and commuter Rail systems got to experience their first commute in winter weather on Tuesday after months of preparation by the agency, WHDH reports.

While the Red Line experienced some moderate delays on the Braintree branch because of a switch problem, all the other subway lines operated as scheduled, while people riding the commuter rail from Worcester reported no problems Tuesday and found the commuter rail a better alternative to driving on the slick roads, according to the report.

The MBTA 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. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FRA makes $318M available for capital projects

This NOFO will assist in funding projects that improve intercity passenger and freight rail transportation safety, efficiency, and reliability.

HyperloopTT signs agreement to develop system in China

Will work in partnership with the government of Tongren, located in eastern Guizhou province, in defining the route for the system.

Metra to open railcar procurement to alternative car designs

Agency received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars.

Tunnel boring work set to begin for L.A. Metro rail extension

STV is serving as the engineer-of-record and principal design firm for the 2.6-mile-long Purple Line extension.

640K New Yorkers have no accessible rail station nearby, report says

Roughly half of the neighborhoods served by the NYC subway system – 62 out of 122 – lack a single accessible station.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close