Bicycle Parking Enhancements
Updated October 2012
The American Recovery and Reinvest Act (ARRA) has provided the MBTA with $4.8 million for a variety of programs to enhance and expand MBTA bicycle parking facilities
- Building on the success of the Alewife and Forest Hills bike cages, this program is funding the construction of new "Pedal & Park" bike cages at the following transit stations: Braintree, Ashmont, Oak Grove, Malden, South Station, Davis, Back Bay, North Station, Dudley, Wollaston, Alewife and Wonderland. The Pedal& Parks at South Station, Oak Grove, Braintree and Wonderland will be opened Fall 2012.The remaining 8 facilities are in various stages of design and construction will all open by Summer 2013.
- The program also funds the installation of up to 50 covered bike shelters or "BikePorts" at Subway and Commuter Rail stations.18 BikePorts have been installed to date and the remainder are in various phases of design and construction and will be completed incrementally by Spring of 2013.
Mattapan Station Shelter Improvements
Updated October 2012
The Federal Economic Stimulus Program (ARRA) provides funding for MBTA bus service and customer enhancements. A portion of this program is dedicated to carrying out improvements to Mattapan Station. The proposed $0.5 million project includes the following elements:
- Replacement of two shelters serving bus and trolley customers. The new shelters will be larger, have improved accessibility and provide substantially improved weather protection. Each shelter will be provided with button-activated heater units and new benches.
- The existing fare vending machines will be relocated to a new shelter located closer to the police substation.
- Improved weather protection at the existing mini-high platform.
- Pavement repairs will be made to the River Street busway
- Additional station signage, customer information, and bike racks will be provided
- Pedestrian safety improvements will be implemented at both busways.
- Installation of station artwork in conjunction with Artists for Humanity
The MBTA is in the process of retaining a contractor for this project and construction is anticipated to commence in January and be completed by Summer 2013.