Topic : Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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Mass. commuter rail lines add quiet cars

Rail| June 28, 2011
Implemented “quiet zones” on all 13 of its commuter rail lines on Monday. The required quiet time will be imposed during peak commuting hours.

MBTA pass scam totaled $4 million

Bus| May 24, 2011
Two Massachusetts residents accused of printing upwards of 20,000 fraudulent transit passes worth an estimated $4 million and selling them directly to MBTA passengers, and pocketing the proceeds, pleaded not guilty to larceny and conspiracy charges.
Rail| April 8, 2011

Mass. rail systems launch real-time radio service

The system, which provides real-time information about the status of approaching trains on car radios, is now integrated with commuter rail's Passenger Train Information System, a computerized system that links real-time information from approaching trains to LED monitors at stations.
Rail| February 7, 2011

MBTA unveils new commuter rail locomotive

The state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotive, which burns less fuel and emits lower levels of nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons, is one of two purchased from the Utah Transit Authority at a cost of $7 million.
Rail| December 30, 2010

Former T rail operator pleads guilty in 2009 crash

Aiden Quinn, who admitted to texting his girlfriend before his Green Line car smashed into another car in 2009, pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence by a person in control of a train. He was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Bus| November 8, 2010

ARRA to fund $3.4M for MBTA Silver Line upgrades

The project includes installation of new laminated glass windscreens at each shelter; repaving work, the construction of a public restroom and the installation of heating units and two-sided electronic message boards at multiple bus platforms.
Rail| January 27, 2010

MBTA crime drops to lowest levels in 30 years

A total of 827 serious crimes were reported last year — 21percent fewer than 2008. The number of aggravated assaults fell from 103 to 88. There were no homicides. More than 360 million passenger trips were made on MBTA services last year.
Bus| August 20, 2009

MBTA makes schedule, geographic data public

Data includes full schedules and geographic information for all MBTA bus, rail, and ferry routes, along with several regional transit authorities.
Accessibility| June 8, 2009

MBTA expands cell phone ban

Effective immediately, MBTA contractors, including Mass Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR), The RIDE paratransit service, and commuter boat and private bus contractors will comply with the directive issued to MBTA operators last month.
Rail| March 10, 2009

MBTA to provide real-time arrival info

New Passenger and Train Information System (PTIS) includes the ability to precisely locate each train and calculate minute-accurate train arrival times to LED signs at all stations.

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