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November 20, 2017

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract to Advance AFC 2.0

The new automatic fare collection system has a total program value of approximately $723 million. MBTA customers will begin to experience the first elements late in 2019.

November 13, 2017

MBTA Secures Long-Term Funding for Critical Safety Initiative

The MBTA has secured $382 million in federal loans, and proceeds will be used exclusively on the Positive Train Control (PTC) project.

November 8, 2017

MBTA Red Line Bus Shuttles Between Park Street and Kendall/MIT This Weekend

The annual Veterans Day Parade is also scheduled in the City of Boston on Saturday, November 11. During the parade, the shuttle bus route will temporarily divert around the parade area.

November 8, 2017

MBTA, Keolis Announce Fall Schedules Effective November 20

The new schedules reflect minor peak service time changes on the Framingham/Worcester, Haverhill, Lowell, and Providence/Stoughton lines.

November 3, 2017

Buses Continue to Replace Red Line Service Between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations on Weekends

Shuttle service is in place to accommodate the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

November 1, 2017

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

Since the winter of 2015, the MBTA has upgraded track and signal infrastructure, invested in snow-fighting equipment, and stocked up on replacement parts for vehicles.

October 30, 2017

Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately 20 Months Beginning January 2, 2018

The project includes major accessibility improvements and state-of-the-art safety features that will result in a modern and code-compliant station.

October 26, 2017

Government Center, South Station, Burns Bridge, Zakim Bridge to Be Lit Green on October 27 in Remembrance of Devin Suau

Devin lost his battle with a rare pediatric brain cancer. His favorite superhero was DC Comics' the Green Lantern, inspiring the color lighting the stations and bridges.

October 23, 2017

MBTA Green Line Extension Project Has Received Affordability Limit Certifications from Design Build Teams

Certification means price proposals will meet or be below $1.319 billion. The GLX Project will also now include a GLX Community Working Group comprised of community representatives, GLX Project Management staff, GLX Design Build representatives.

October 23, 2017

MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

The TSP pilot aims to provide faster service to bus and trolley passengers by using signal technology to reduce dwell times for vehicles that operate in mixed traffic.