Post Content

MBTA Line Safety Blitz, October 2012The MBTA Transit Police and local police departments along the MBTA Franklin Line within the past week conducted an operation called the Franklin Line Safety Blitz. 

The operation was intended to educate the public about the risks of trespassing on the railroad’s right of way.

The police departments of Dedham, Westwood, Norwood, Walpole, Norfolk and Franklin, assisted by officers of the MBTA Transit Police, checked the MBTA right of way that passes through each community. 

Trespassing on the railroad right of way is unlawful under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 160 § 218, and an “arrestable” misdemeanor in the officer’s presence. 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day posted on May 4

Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day

Thousands of elementary and middle school students all over the Commonwealth walked and rode their bikes to school in celebration of the 7th Annual Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. Nearly 300 schools participated in the event. “It’s encouraging to see so many communities   …Continue Reading Students Celebrate Walk and Bike to School Day

Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge posted on May 4

Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge

MassDOT today broke ground on a new bridge that will carry Marion Street over railroad tracks in Natick. The new bridge will feature a single superstructure with steel beams, concrete deck with asphalt surface on existing abutments, and a 6-foot wide sidewalk. Pedestrian access will   …Continue Reading Natick: MassDOT Breaks Ground on Marion Street Bridge

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs posted on May 4

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs

The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The cost savings are the   …Continue Reading MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs