Topic : Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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MBTA anti-sexual harassment campaign to help people with disabilities

Security and Safety | November 8, 2016

The campaign’s message is that sexual assaults will not be tolerated on the T or anywhere else.

MBTA in talks with Bridj to provide late-night service

Mobility| October 31, 2016

The proposal is about 35 percent less than the per-vehicle per-hour cost of putting a standard MBTA bus on the road.

Mobility| September 20, 2016

MBTA Launches RIDE Pilot Program with Uber, Lyft

MBTA has launched a pilot program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft to save costs and deliver customers of the MBTA’s “THE RIDE” options for on-demand service through their smartphones.

Rail| August 17, 2016

MBTA rail workers to test 'bionic' eyeglasses

Field mechanics will use AR smart glasses so they can communicate with expert technicians in its main maintenance facility to speed up train repairs and reduce the disruptions they cause.

Management & Operations| August 1, 2016

'Voice of the T' announces retirement

After starting out as an editorial assistant for the T’s general manager in the 1980s, Frank Oglesby, Jr. got his start as the agency’s go-to voice actor when he was picked to narrate MBTA training videos

Management & Operations| July 6, 2016

MBTA selecting 'best' public transit app via contest

The most preferred app will be selected by the MBTA, after considering public comment, and announced in September 2016. The selected app will be featured prominently on the MBTA website for a full year, and be endorsed by the T.

University| June 14, 2016

New Access MIT program offers free public transit to employees

MIT has set out to reduce parking demand on campus by 10% over the next two years with the launch of the new program, which combines pay-per-day parking for most parkers with free access to MBTA subway and local bus, among other benefits.

Management & Operations| April 28, 2016

[Video] MBTA's Operations Control Center: A behind-the-scenes look

Provides a behind-the-scenes view of the central hub of Boston's mass transit system. Published April 15, 2016

 

Rail| April 4, 2016

MBTA Conductors receive iPhones to keep passengers informed

The smartphones are programmed with apps specially designed by Keolis with data on schedules, on-time performance and service disruptions.

Management & Operations| January 20, 2016

Cutting late-night MBTA service could impact low income, minority riders

Agency is leaning toward cutting the service, which keeps trains and some buses running about 90 minutes later on early weekend mornings at a cost of $14 million per year, as it seeks to plug a budget gap of $242 million next year.

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