The MBTA today announced a public contest to Rename the Bike Cages. Current T Bike Cage locations are Alewife and Forest Hills with more coming, including one at South Station. The winner of the Rename the Bike Cage contest will receive a one month subway pass and a new folding bicycle, courtesy of Back Bay Bicycles.
Contestants may fill out a ballot online or mail a hard copy ballot printed in the Boston METRO to:
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, 45 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, attn: Erik Scheier, Project Director for Operations
All submissions must be received by 6:00pm, Wednesday, May 5. The winner will be notified and invited to an MBTA kickoff event at South Station on Monday, May 17th, 1:00pm, South Station.
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement