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Keolis announces best MBTA October on-time performance since 2006

Rail| November 18, 2015

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

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

Rail| November 5, 2015

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.

Management & Operations| September 4, 2015

NYC Transit receives $57M to improve communications, subway stations

As part of the ongoing process to fix and fortify the system against future catastrophic weather events like Sandy, the agency plans to replace the current emergency booth communication system that provides emergency and security communications between train supervisors and personnel across the subway system.

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.

Rail| March 31, 2015

MBTA gets winter weather advice from 'peer' cities

Suggestions included using special diesel-powered vehicles to clear snow from tracks, as well as using deicing chemicals to prevent the third rail from freezing and losing contact with the trains.

Government Issues| March 3, 2015

NJ TRANSIT receives $147M grant for Sandy repairs

The funds will be used to replace and raise the signal and communications systems on the Morris & Essex lines and along a portion of the North Jersey Coast line, as well as repair damage to electric power and distribution systems used by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, with other long-term recovery projects also are funded.

Management & Operations| February 26, 2015

Interim MBTA boss vows all-hands-on-deck mentality for snowstorms

Frank DePaola, who was named to replace outgoing MBTA chief Beverly Scott, has already created a team to examine what went wrong this winter.

Government Issues| February 10, 2015

NJ TRANSIT to develop warning system to prevent trains from being flooded

The proposed system would use water levels from monitoring stations and atmospheric forecasts to provide information for NJ TRANSIT officials to take action such as moving equipment prior to flooding. NJ TRANSIT officials said the work will be done in three phases, including development and testing, over a three-year time period.

Management & Operations| February 10, 2015

Mass. Gov. wants answers for transit 'failure' amid storms

After a day marked by more delays and stalled trains, the MBTA suspended all rail service Tuesday as the state digs out from a third major storm in two weeks.

Rail| February 3, 2015

MBTA rail struggles during record snowfall, cold

All T subway lines experienced delays early Tuesday and shuttle buses had to replace some Green Line trolleys, the report said.

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