Security and Safety

MBTA to unveil winter plan, approves PTC contract

Posted on November 4, 2015

Peter Elmon - Flickr
Peter Elmon - Flickr

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis are set explain their winter weather plans at a media event Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported.

Earlier this year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced an $83 million plan to prevent the same problems the system experienced last winter. The T’s winter plan on the subway includes the installation of snow plows on Red and Orange Line trains and new third rail on the Red Line. The plan also called for increased use of contractors to help clear snow, new fencing on the Red and Orange lines to keep snow from blowing onto tracks, repairing old snow equipment and the purchase of new equipment. For the full story, click here.

Additionally, the fiscal control board that oversees the MBTA approved a $450 million contract to install positive train control on all of its commuter rail lines within five years, NBC 10 reported.

MBTA officials are concerned the project will add to an already tenuous financial situation for the agency, but officials hope to seek federal funding to offset the costs, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Firetrace announces family of UNECE R107-approved systems

A significant development for the bus industry, this complete collection of systems affords manufacturers the flexibility they have been looking for in system placement.

Philadelphia investigator named '2016 Amtrak Officer of the Year'

Investigator O’Keefe was able to link several thefts of rental cars from Wilmington Station to a large-scale auto-theft ring operating out of Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Greyhound deploys AlertMedia critical communications tech

The motorcoach operation is using the AlertMedia platform to enhance and improve communications with approximately 1,000 employees.

Maryland Transit continues to have lowest number of serious crimes

The number of serious crimes reported on MTA's system has decreased from 388 in 2013 to 285 in 2014, 255 in 2015, and 240 in 2016.

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

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