After taking the Fitchburg Line home earlier this month, customer Selena Tan told the T, "the new GPS notification of train arrival at the platform is excellent! It makes all the difference to know whether to scramble to catch a connecting bus around the corner or just wait patiently because the train is a little late. Thanks!"
The installation of Global Positioning Satellite equipment on the Commuter Rail network allows the MBTA to provide customers waiting on the platform with a six-minute countdown displayed on electronic message boards.
Real-time arrival information became available on the Fitchburg line on February 11 and is now available on all MBTA commuter rail lines with two exceptions. The Newburyport & Rockport line will receive the service next week, and the Providence/Stoughton line on March 9.
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Remembering the Fall River Line posted on Feb 28
South Coast Rail will transport passengers to Boston from Fall River and New Bedford. Both South Coast cities have rich histories, including Fall River’s stint as a gateway to the mid-Atlantic. Until about 80 years ago, the most direct route to New York City from …Continue Reading Remembering the Fall River Line
Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps posted on Feb 27
MassDOT today announced release of the first ever comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps. These maps show all privately operated rail, bus, and ferry service across New England and connecting services to New York State. MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division developed the maps in coordination …Continue Reading Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps
Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9 posted on Feb 27
A second construction update Public Information Meeting for the Casey Arborway Project has been scheduled as follows: Monday, March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the Jamaica Plain community …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting: March 9