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MBTA orange line train copy2 The MBTA has announced a series of public meetings to discuss the expansion of Single Person Train Operation to the Orange Line.  Similar to Single Person Train Operation mode on the Blue Line, Orange Line motorpersons will perform all functions once shared with train attendants, including door operation and station announcements.   The MBTA has successfully operated in Single Person Train Operation mode on the Blue Line since 1996 with no degradation to safety, service, or security.

Recommended by the Federal Transit Administration as an approach to minimize operating costs, savings from Single Person Train Operation will be reinvested in improving frequency of service for customers and alleviating crowding.   

Since the late sixties, new transportation systems have been designed and built for Single Person Train Operation including transit systems in San Francisco, Miami, Washington, and Atlanta.   Of the six cities with subway systems existing before 1996, Boston is the fourth to convert to Single Person Train Operation. 

The MBTA has scheduled three public meetings to provide the community a forum to discuss the expansion of Single Person Train Operation to the Orange Line.  MBTA staff will provide attendees an overview of the operation, and allow for a question/answer period. 

Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 pm– 7:00 pm

State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd floor Conference Rooms 2 & 3, Boston


Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 pm– 7:00 pm

Roxbury Community College, Room 121, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Boston


Wednesday, April 28, 5:30 pm– 7:00 pm

Malden Government Center, Council Chambers, 200 Pleasant Street, Malden

Learn more by visiting MBTA on the web.

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