Post Content

MBTA MBCR New Hire Orientation 16NOV09

MassDOT, MBTA, and the Mass Bay Commuter Rail company (MBCR) today announced the hiring of a diverse group of 15 employees with funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).  MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan, MBTA interim General Manager Bill Mitchell, and MBCR General Manager Richard Davey joined the new workers at an orientation, above.  Mullan provided an update for MassDOT on Twitter

The new jobs support the $9 million Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line project funded through the ARRA stimulus program and part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan.  The Massachusetts Congressional delegation worked with colleagues in Washington, D.C. to allocate a total of $319 million in recovery funds for transit projects at the Regional Transit Authorities and the MBTA. 

The 15 Track Laborer jobs involve work related to construction of track and right of way as part of the larger Fitchburg project to modernize the existing commuter rail line along the 50-mile corridor from Fitchburg to Boston.  MBCR operates and maintains the commuter rail network under contract with the MBTA.

The project not only creates new jobs but will benefit commuters through increased capacity and faster travel times on the Fitchburg line. The MBTA has applied for additional stimulus funds to complete double tracking of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, allowing 80 mph travel speeds, up to 12% better on-time performance and reduced operating and maintenance costs.  The Fitchburg line is the longest in the MBTA system in distance and travel time, serving a region with limited commuter options.

Learn more about MBTA, MBCR, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather posted on Dec 15

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

With the winter weather season beginning, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Keolis CEO and General Manager David Scorey, and Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn at a news conference in Somerville to highlight resiliency and preparedness   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed” posted on Dec 15

MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed”

Less than three years after its near physical and organizational collapse, the MBTA’s transformation into a safe, reliable, and well-managed transit system “is gaining speed,” according to the Third Annual Report of the Fiscal and Management Control Board. The FMCB was created to govern the   …Continue Reading MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed”

Cold Weather: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving posted on Dec 15

Cold Weather: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

MassDOT reminds motorists to be prepared before traveling during cold weather. Check these tips for preparing your vehicle for winter driving and carrying important winter car supplies. Preparing your vehicle for winter driving Keeping your vehicle in top operating condition is especially important to avoid   …Continue Reading Cold Weather: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving