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Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting Set Posted on Sep 9

Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled the final Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting as follows: Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett At this final community meeting on the Everett Transit Action Plan, MassDOT planning staff will be   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting Set

MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets Posted on Aug 30

MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets

The MBTA has hired Janelle Chan as the Authority’s new real estate manager.  Chan, who holds advanced degrees from both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will oversee management of the T’s real estate interests. In line with Governor Charlie Baker’s Open   …Continue Reading MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 23

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations Posted on Aug 9

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

The MBTA is inviting the public to view presentations from finalists in the T’s contest to select and officially endorse the best app for accessing real-time MBTA information. The event will be held Friday, August 12, at the State Transportation building, 2nd floor Conference Room   …Continue Reading MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0 Posted on Jul 29

MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0

The MBTA has launched the next phase of the Performance Dashboard that tracks daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 170 bus routes. Responding to customer requests, the Performance Dashboard 2.0 now delivers performance trends over time. The updated dashboard also added   …Continue Reading MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0

MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan Posted on Jul 26

MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board designated Barnat Development as the successful bidder for a parcel of MBTA land located adjacent to the Beverly Depot Commuter Rail Station and Garage and designated POAH/Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation as the successful bidder for a project on   …Continue Reading MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan

MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved Posted on Jul 25

MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today unanimously approved the awarding of a $18.5 million construction contract for the next phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency improvements announced by the Baker-Polito Administration last year, amounting to $30.4 million total for infrastructure upgrades in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August Posted on Jul 22

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale Posted on Jul 20

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

Acting MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve on Tuesday announced that the agency successfully held its first competitive bond sale in 21 years, issuing $337.3 million in bonds. By locking into the lowest interest rates in the transit agency’s history, the MBTA will experience more than   …Continue Reading MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued Posted on Jul 19

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

The MBTA issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based contracting arrangement with private financing and integrated delivery. The RFQ calls for firms or teams capable of designing, installing, financing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued