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MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand Posted on Sep 23

MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s (MBTA) mTicket is a first-in-the-nation mobile ticketing app which supports an end-to-end smartphone ticketing system and serves all commuter rail lines and ferries across the state. mTicket is comprised of customer-facing apps for both iOS and Android phones, conductor validation   …Continue Reading MBTA App Puts Ticketing in the Palm of Your Hand

MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program Posted on May 8

MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program

On August 1, 2007, Minneapolis’ I95 W Bridge injured 145 people and took 13 lives when it collapsed into the Mississippi River. Seeing this disaster led Governor Patrick and Massachusetts transportation officials to reexamine the health of Massachusetts’ bridges. What they found was disturbing: 61%   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program

New Revenue Modeling Tool: How does Gov. Patrick’s “Choose Growth” Proposal Affect You? Posted on Mar 15

New Revenue Modeling Tool:   How does Gov. Patrick’s “Choose Growth” Proposal Affect You?

When the Commonwealth releases budget proposals (like Governor Patrick did in January), it is sometimes the case that additional information is sought by different people.  Some citizens have difficulty seeing how the proposal would specifically impact them.  Other citizens would like to explore how modifying   …Continue Reading New Revenue Modeling Tool: How does Gov. Patrick’s “Choose Growth” Proposal Affect You?