Topic : Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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

Management & Operations| January 20, 2016

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.

MBTA fires operator of driverless train

Mobility| December 18, 2015

Officials had previously said the operator got off the train to put it into “bypass mode” after receiving permission to override a signal problem.

Rail| November 18, 2015

Keolis announces best MBTA October on-time performance since 2006

October and November are typically challenging months because of falling leaves which compact against the tracks creating “slippery rail” conditions, according to company officials.

Rail| November 5, 2015

Keolis, MBTA to combat winter with 47-piece snow-fighting arsenal

The purchase of $8.6 million in snow-fighting equipment by the agency, includes 10 snow fighters, six speed swings, six wheel loaders and 25 tractors.

Security and Safety | October 22, 2015

Green named MBTA Transit Police Chief

Chief Green, who joined the 270-person Transit Police Dept. in 1991, has been serving as acting chief since Nov. 2014, when Chief Paul MacMmillan retired.

Rail| October 21, 2015

MBTA invites public to pick exterior designs for new subway cars

Three sets of exterior designs for each rapid transit line are available for viewing and voting on the MBTA website. Votes will be accepted for two weeks, through Tuesday, November 3rd.

Management & Operations| August 19, 2015

MBTA, Keolis announce service improvement plan

Areas of focus include on-time performance (OTP), staffing, operations, equipment maintenance, customer service, fare collection, and winter weather resiliency plans.

Security and Safety | August 13, 2015

Quick thinking MBTA bus driver saves runaway car

Paul Healy, an MBTA employee for 14 years, was driving the Route 230 bus when he noticed that a vehicle was moving forward, but the woman driving it was slumped over the wheel. Healy eased his bus against the vehicle and wedged it against the curb, slowing the Jeep to almost a complete stop.

University| August 3, 2015

MBTA leadership team divided into 2 positions

The chief administrator will focus on the fiscal health of the organization, enabling the general manager to focus on improving service for customers.

Government Issues| July 31, 2015

Pres. Obama nominates former MBTA GM Scott to member of NTSB

In addition to leading the MBTA, Scott was Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rail & Transit Administrator, roles she held from 2012 to April 2015. 

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