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Monthly Archives: February 2012

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 13-16 Posted on Feb 10

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 13-16

The MBTA next week continues a series of public meetings regarding proposed fare and service changes with four meetings in Boston, Framingham, Quincy, and Malden. The public is encouraged to participate.  Times and locations  for next week's meetings are as follows:   Monday, February 13,   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 13-16

Video Documentary: MBTA After Hours Posted on Feb 9

A new documentary "Boston Under: After Hours" released this week tells the important story of MBTA employees working overnight to perform daily maintenance and make necessary repairs to get the trains and buses ready to roll beginning at 5:15am each day for millions of customers.   …Continue Reading Video Documentary: MBTA After Hours

HHS Secretary Bigby: MBTA Alcohol Ad Ban “Smart Step” Posted on Feb 8

HHS Secretary Bigby: MBTA Alcohol Ad Ban “Smart Step”

The decision by MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey to eliminate effective July 1, 2012 alcohol advertising on MBTA property is gaining strong support from Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby. Secretary Bigby in a post on the Commonwealth Conversations Health   …Continue Reading HHS Secretary Bigby: MBTA Alcohol Ad Ban “Smart Step”

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing Set Posted on Feb 8

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Hearing on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows:  Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Boston        The public hearing will provide opportunity for public comments   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing Set

Safe Driving Student Video Contest Posted on Feb 4

Safe Driving Student Video Contest

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division has organized the 5th annual "Dance. Don’t Chance" prom and graduation safe driving video contest for schools across the Commonwealth. The safe driving video contest asks students to write and produce a 60-second video   …Continue Reading Safe Driving Student Video Contest

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 6-8 Posted on Feb 3

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 6-8

The MBTA next week continues a series of more than 20 public hearings regarding proposed fare and service changes with four hearings in Lowell, Lynn, Boston, and Hingham.  The public is encouraged to participate.  Times and locations  for next week's meetings are as follows:     …Continue Reading MBTA Fare, Service Hearings February 6-8

Charles River: Anderson Bridge Project Advances Posted on Feb 2

Charles River: Anderson Bridge Project Advances

The Patrick-Murray Administration is moving forward with reconstruction of the Anderson Memorial Bridge, funded by the Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth. The $19.9 million project approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors will rehabilitate the   …Continue Reading Charles River: Anderson Bridge Project Advances

MBTA Partnership: Real-Time Bus Information by Text Posted on Feb 1

MBTA Partnership: Real-Time Bus Information by Text

Starting today, riders of certain MTBA bus routes can receive real-time bus schedules sent by text message to their mobile phones as part of a partnership with software company CooCoo. A rider can use any mobile phone to make a schedule request and get an   …Continue Reading MBTA Partnership: Real-Time Bus Information by Text

MBTA Ridership: 2011 Sets Records Posted on Feb 1

MBTA Ridership: 2011 Sets Records

MBTA ridership saw a record-setting year in 2011.  Average weekday ridership for the entire year was 1.279 million, the highest weekday ridership for a calendar year in MBTA history.    2011 ridership exceeded the previous record year of 2008.  2011 average weekday ridership was 4.5   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership: 2011 Sets Records