Post Content

MBTA Review Acting swiftly to address the issues raised in David D’Allesandro’s review of the MBTA, the T today executed a contract with one of the transit industry’s most respected safety and security consulting firms.  Transportation Resource Associates (TRA) will perform an independent assessment of the MBTA’s evaluation and prioritization of capital projects, with a focus on safety issues.  Philadelphia-based TRA has been providing expertise and solutions to transit agencies throughout North America for nearly twenty years.

“Safety and customer service must be our top priorities,” said Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan.  “The MBTA and MassDOT have moved swiftly to address the findings of the D’Allesandro report by developing an action plan that will protect our customers today and well into the future.”

The assessment will address the key points raised in the D’Allesandro report:

-The T’s process of identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing capital and renewal projects for vehicles and infrastructure.  This will include an examination of nearly 60 projects referenced in the D’Alessandro report as “safety critical.”

-The T’s process for mitigating existing and potential infrastructure and vehicle issues.

-The adequacy of the MBTA Safety Department’s roles and procedures in ensuring that safety matters are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.

TRA has committed to providing the MBTA with an interim report in February, and a final, written report in March.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Baker-Polito Administration and Local Officials Sign Regional Agreement for Autonomous Vehicle Testing posted on Jun 21

Baker-Polito Administration and Local Officials Sign Regional Agreement for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with several mayors of cities and towns in order to further facilitate and expand the testing of autonomous vehicles on roadways in the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker joined Transportation Secretary and   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration and Local Officials Sign Regional Agreement for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: June is Seat Belt Safety Month posted on Jun 20

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: June is Seat Belt Safety Month

With summer getaways planned, June is the perfect time to familiarize ourselves with seat belt safety. In effect since in 2002, NHTSA’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign reminds drivers to always utilize their seat belts. Both MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance work to ensure the safety   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: June is Seat Belt Safety Month

MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft posted on Jun 18

MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today received a preview of the draft of Focus40, the MBTA’s long-range plan to meet the needs of the region in 2040. Focus40 envisions an MBTA that provides reliable, resilient, and robust service to support the region’s   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft