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May 8, 2018

MBTA Digital Beacon Information Now Available in BlindWays App

Through its partnership with Perkins Institute for the Blind, the MBTA piloted the use of Bluetooth "beacons" installed on bus stop signs along Routes 70 and 71.

May 7, 2018

MBTA Awards Saugus Drawbridge Replacement Project Design Contract

The project is a full replacement of the existing drawbridge over which Newburyport/Rockport Line trains travel. The existing bridge has been in service for over 100 years.

May 4, 2018

Lowell Line Weekend Bus Shuttles Between Lowell and Orange Line Wellington for 3 Weekends Beginning May 12

The free bus shuttles are running in order to accommodate the installation of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure.

April 30, 2018

FMCB Approves IntelliRide/Transdev as New RIDE TRAC Operator

With the transportation needs of paratransit customers of utmost importance, a centralized control center (The RIDE Access Center, TRAC) remains the foundation for all future RIDE improvements.

April 20, 2018

MBTA Improves Accuracy of Real-time Information for Subway

The system uses more sophisticated data to generate better predictions, and train arrival times are now refreshed every 6 seconds. Previously, times were between 15 and 45 seconds old.

April 5, 2018

Special Commuter Rail Fare and Service Information for Patriots' Day/Marathon Monday on April 16

The MBTA is offering a special $20 all-day pass on the Framingham/Worcester Line. Four Green Line stations will be closed for all or some part of the day: Copley, South Street, Kent Street, St. Mary’s Street.

April 4, 2018

Silver Line Tunnel Gets Engineering Assessment

Construction activity on Congress Street in the immediate vicinity of World Trade Center Station on the Silver Line resulted in loose pieces of concrete falling onto the inbound platform of the station.

April 2, 2018

FMCB Approves Contract to Rebuild Wellington Yard and Upgrade Orange Line Signal System

The $102.7 million contract was awarded to Barletta Heavy Division. The 36-month project is necessary to support the arrival of 152 new Orange Line cars.

March 29, 2018

New Early Morning Bus Routes Begin April 1

The MBTA will begin a one-year early morning bus service pilot on its busiest key bus routes serving neighborhoods within the immediate Boston core traveling to downtown Boston, the Seaport, and key stops in between beginning as early as 3:20 AM.

March 29, 2018

Weekend Bus Shuttle Service Effective April 7 on Franklin Line Between Forge Park/495 and Readville Stations for 8 Weekends

Weekend bus shuttles will run from April 7 to May 27 to accommodate the installation of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure.