Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Boston, MA 02116

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10 Park Plaza, Room 3910
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
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Maintenance

MBTA completes critical track work on Red Line

Feb. 20, 2024
MBTA crews removed eight safety-related speed restrictions between Feb. 5 and Feb. 14.
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Fare Collection

Boston Mayor Wu extends free fares on three bus routes for two additional years

Feb. 8, 2024
The free fare program was set to end in late February 2024 but will be able to extend operations through the use of American Rescue Plan Act funding to reimburse the MBTA for ...
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Infrastructure

MBTA shutdown on Green Line to complete critical track work successful

Jan. 31, 2024
MBTA completed the removal of 16 safety-related speed restrictions following 23 days of work throughout January.
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Maintenance

MBTA removes 22 speed restrictions following Green Line D Branch track work

Dec. 26, 2023
Riders will now experience fewer unplanned service disruptions related to older tracks, older infrastructure, signal issues or power problems on the Green Line D Branch.
Infrastructure

Commuter Rail services return to city of Lynn, Mass., nine months ahead of schedule

Dec. 18, 2023
The MBTA, in partnership with Commuter Rail operator Keolis, was able to accelerate construction of the Lynn Commuter Rail Station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line temporary platform...
Infrastructure

Completion of track work along MBTA Green Line Extension delayed by at least seven days

Dec. 12, 2023
The MBTA granted the construction extension to GLX Constructors while directing the contractors to provide additional resources to accelerate the repair work.
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Infrastructure

MBTA completes critical track work on Red Line between JFK/UMass and Park Street Stations

Nov. 22, 2023
MBTA crews replaced more than 2,000 feet of rail and 115 crossties on the Red Line, alleviated six speed restrictions in the area between South Station and JFK/UMass and alleviated...
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Safety & Security

MBTA Board of Directors approves four-year contract between MBTA and MBTA Police Association

Nov. 20, 2023
The new contract features wage increases, Retirement Eligible Retention bonuses, the implementation of Longevity Bonus program, a one-time bonus of 10 percent for eligible retirees...
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Management

MBTA determines capital needs exceed $24 billion

Nov. 17, 2023
The authority’s Capital Needs Assessment and Inventory found more than 75 percent of its commuter rail signals, transit track and power assets are out of State of Good Repair....
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Management

Gov. Healey appoints Monica Tibbits-Nutt as MassDOT secretary

Monica Tibbits-Nutt had previously been serving as acting secretary since mid-September and was previously undersecretary for transportation with MassDOT.

Articles & News

Transit Bids-RFP

Bike parking systems with integrated access control

Jan. 30, 2024
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) RFI 21-24 Secure Bike Parking and Access Control Systems The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority seeks information on ...
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A solar canopy at MBTA's West Hingham commuter rail station.
Management

MBTA zeros in on sustainability with new office focused on climate and resiliency

The authority’s new Climate and Resiliency Policy and Planning team will be part of MBTA’s Policy and Strategic Planning Division.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

MBTA progresses commitment to more sustainable future with zero-emission bus contract, RFQ for renewable electricity

July 28, 2023
The authority awarded a $119 million contract to New Flyer and plans to issue an RFQ for renewable electricity.
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Traffic congestion on Columbus Ave in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, with multiple MBTA buses stuck behind cars (2020). The authority has been working to install transit signal priority technology on strategic routes to speed bus movements.
Technology

FHWA awards more than $52 million to improve travel experiences

May 26, 2023
The eight states to receive the grants will use the funds to implement technology-based solutions to improve safety, mobility, connectivity and performance of highway and transit...
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
HART is aiming to turn the first segment of its rail project over to Honolulu DTS at the end of May and have the rail line in operation by late July.
Rail

Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects

April 18, 2023
Following a dip in activity due to the pandemic and other delays, 2023 may serve as a ramp up to a flood of new projects coming online during the next few years.
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Appointed MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng and Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Gina Fiandaca ride the MBTA Green Line on March 27.
Management

Gov. Healey appoints Phillip Eng to be MBTA GM

March 27, 2023
Eng, a former president of LIRR and COO of MTA, will begin his new role on April 10.
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Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito were today joined by federal, state, MassDOT, MBTA, and local leadership to celebrate the opening of the Medford Branch of the Green Line Extension.
Rail

MBTA opens Medford Branch of Green Line Extension

Dec. 13, 2022
The branch includes five new stations and extends the northern end of the Green Line through Somerville and Medford, Mass.
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MBTA Steve Poftak speaks at a press conference ahead of this year's 30-day shutdown of the Orange Line for maintenance; Poftak sent a letter to employees this week notifying them of his intention to leave the authority in January 2023.
Management

Steve Poftak leaving MBTA at the beginning of January 2023

Nov. 2, 2022
Poftak says he takes “great pride” in the MBTA’s accomplishments during his four-years at the helm and expressed gratitude toward the MBTA team.
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A rendering of a Type 10 Supercar; MBTA has ordered 102 of these cars from CAF USA Inc.
Vehicles

CAF USA lands MBTA Type 10 ‘Supercar’ order

Sept. 6, 2022
The “supercars” will operate on MBTA’s Green Line and feature greater capacity, accessibility improvements and the latest technology.
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Crews work on MBTA's Orange Line during a 30-day diversion.
Safety & Security

FTA releases full safety oversight report from MBTA safety investigation

Sept. 1, 2022
FTA issued four special directives for the MBTA and one for its state regulatory safety oversight entity, the Department of Utilities.

Videos & Resources

Mass Transit Weekly Update 5/6/2016
Rail

Mass Transit Weekly Update 5/6/2016

May 6, 2016
This week’s transit update includes videos from Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation...
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the MBTA's Operations Control Center
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the MBTA's Operations Control Center

May 6, 2016
MBTA invited the public into the central hub of Boston's mass transit system, the subway and light rail control center and operations hub, showing the public how it runs.

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Infrastructure

MBTA launches Track Improvement Program

Nov. 10, 2023
The program’s goal is to eliminate all existing speed restrictions and fix tracks closer to a state of good repair by the end of 2024.
Technology

MBTA to roll out updates to its MyCharlie website

Nov. 9, 2023
The MBTA is looking to modernize the fare experience for riders with easier accessibility to the website.
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Infrastructure

MBTA completes critical track work on Red Line

Oct. 31, 2023
The work, which took 16 days to complete, featured crews replacing nearly 5,000 feet of rail and 1,174 crossties on the Ashmont Branch and nearly 4,700 feet of rail and 1,380 ...
Bus

MBTA launches Bus Priority Vision and Toolkit

Oct. 25, 2023
The Bus Priority Vision and Toolkit focuses on establishing better transit practices to increase efficiency through the use of dedicated bus lanes and signaling.
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Vehicles

MBTA reveals exterior paint design of new Green Line Type 10 supercars

Oct. 17, 2023
The design features a green and dark gray paint scheme along the body of the vehicle, green doors and a white and navy blue lower running strip.
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Infrastructure

Construction on Lynn Commuter Rail Station platform expected to be completed nine months ahead of schedule

Oct. 12, 2023
MBTA was able to accelerate work on the temporary platform after Keolis provided an alternative platform design and modified construction plan that helped to shorten procurement...
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Infrastructure

Keolis completes repairs to MBTA Commuter Rail tracks in Leominster

Sept. 20, 2023
Commuter Rail tracks were damaged when severe flash flooding on Sept. 11 overwhelmed the Leominster’s drainage system and washed away the ground under both sets of tracks near...
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Safety & Security

MBTA releases two reports focused on track maintenance safety evaluation

Sept. 8, 2023
The reports include an independent report conducted by Carlson Transport Consulting LCC and an internal review by the MBTA Safety Department and revealed deficiencies in track...
Infrastructure

MBTA closing Red Line Ashmont Branch and Mattapan Line Oct. 14 for 16 days for track repairs

Aug. 28, 2023
During this closure, the MBTA will provide free, accessible shuttle bus service for riders on the Ashmont Branch and the Mattapan Line.