Effective Tuesday, August 25th, the MBTA will begin a federally mandated re-banding program. Under this program, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that public safety and public transit agencies across the country move to new frequencies to realign the radio spectrum.
The MBTA is required to reconfigure its existing communication system facilities. Over the course of one month, the 800 MHZ band will undergo reconfiguration to minimize harmful Commercial interference to the public safety radio communications systems.
During this time, real-time arrival countdown signage regularly available at stops along the Silver Line/Washington Street corridor will be temporarily deactivated. Signage will be posted along the Silver Line corridor notifying customers of the temporary de-activation.
In addition, Global Positioning System (GPS) technology will be unavailable to dispatchers in the MBTA’s Bus Operations Control Center. As a result, bus dispatchers will not have the capability of making real time schedule adjustments. As the MBTA’s mobile radios are reprogrammed, they will begin to migrate over to the new frequency set and begin to populate the data system. Completion is slated for September 24th, but communications personnel are determined to complete the transition before that date.
The MBTA apologizes for any inconveniences customers may experience during this period of transition.
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