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MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students Posted on Mar 16

MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board’s recent fare change vote means expanded opportunities for students to take advantage of the region’s transit system for commutes to school, summer jobs and internships. The fare changes take effect July 1. During a series of public hearings   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students

MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB Posted on Mar 16

MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB

Through a series of cost containment measures and increases in ‘own source’ revenue, the MBTA’s structural deficit has been reduced from an original forecast of $242 million to $80 million. The savings outlined in the agency’s $2.02 billion FY17 operating budget will be spent to   …Continue Reading MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease Posted on Mar 15

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease

MBTA overtime rates, absenteeism and dropped trips all showed declines in the first two months of 2016 as compared to the previous year. The new data will be presented Wednesday before the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The report shows overtime expenses down 54   …Continue Reading MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease

CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend Posted on Mar 14

CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend

Building on its successful three years of operations, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will run again from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 27th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic except MBTA buses and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion from 3:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, to 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 13. The closure is necessary to implement an   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update Posted on Mar 9

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update

MassDOT and the MBTA  have updated the Green Line Extension public meetings’ locations and times for meetings scheduled in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford over the next two months. As part of a current re-evaluation of the extension, the public is invited to share their ideas   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update

FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes Posted on Mar 7

FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved several fare changes that will take effect July 1, including decreasing by ten cents the price paid by those who pay with cash for a single bus ride, expanding the free transfer program so that the   …Continue Reading FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes

MBTA Green Line Extension Public Meetings Begin Posted on Mar 3

MBTA Green Line Extension Public Meetings Begin

MassDOT and the MBTA this week held the first in a series of public meetings to consider the future of the proposed Green Line Extension and invite the public to share their ideas about the project. The GLX project is proposed to extend the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line Extension Public Meetings Begin

MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses Posted on Feb 29

MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses

The MBTA expects to cut its projected fiscal 2017 operating deficit by 43 percent, the direct result of continued reductions in overtime spending and other costs, and increases in revenue such as real estate and advertising. T officials will detail the authority’s improving fiscal status   …Continue Reading MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses

Green Line Extension Project Public Meetings Set Posted on Feb 23

Green Line Extension Project Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA have scheduled a series of public meetings on the Green Line Extension project in order to receive public ideas and input. The public meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday, March 2nd, 5:30pm-6:30pm: Open House. 6:30pm-8:00pm: Presentation and Q&A, Arts at the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Project Public Meetings Set