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METRO Briefs

Bus| August 12, 2009
Aloisi vows to improve MBTA. Safety goals demanded after S.F. Muni crashes. N.Y. MTA transit workers win wage hike.

MBTA expands cell phone ban

Accessibility| June 8, 2009
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.
Bus| May 19, 2009

4 MBTA unions agree to wage freeze

If agency's other unions, representing everyone from bus drivers to transit police, make a similar concession, it stands to save about $17.3 million in the FY 2010 budget, according to authority officials.
Management & Operations| May 12, 2009

MBTA bans cell phones

In response to a trolley accident on Friday, May 8th, where the trolley operator admitted to texting before colliding with another trolley, MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas implemented a policy that forbids all operators from carrying cell phones.

Bus| May 8, 2009

Clean Energy acquires Exterran

Includes natural gas station operations and maintenance contracts covering approximately 25 million GGEs (gasoline gallon equivalents) of natural gas fuel on an annual basis for four transit operators (eight fueling facilities).
Bus| May 5, 2009

MBTA to receive stimulus funds for BRT

The $114 million, two-stage project will provide a direct Silver Line connection from Dudley Station to South Station in Boston this fall, and replace an existing heavily-used bus route with faster, more reliable service.
Bus| April 13, 2009

MBTA, American Red Cross launch campaign

The public awareness campaign promotes the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes, and includes the placement of 300 educational car cards throughout the MBTA system.
Bus| March 25, 2009

METRO Briefs

IBM seeks share of high-speed rail. Seattle transit debuts talking buses. MBTA proposes rail hikes, service cuts.
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.
Rail| February 3, 2009

MBTA equips rail fleet with defibrillators

To date, more than thirty Automated External Defibrillators have been installed on trains to protect passenger safety. The entire fleet will be equipped by the end of spring.

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