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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.

October 18, 2017

Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet on October 18

The Champion is a high-speed catamaran ferry with a 150-passenger capacity, supporting the MBTA's commuter boat service between the communities of Hull, Hingham, and Logan Airport in East Boston and Long Wharf in Boston.

October 17, 2017

MBTA Reports Necessary Work Done Early On Commuter Rail Line

Needham Line Positive Train Control (PTC) installation will finish one month early on October 21.

October 12, 2017

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Upcoming Springfield Rail Car Factory Completion

The factory will open in winter 2018, with new rail car production to begin in April 2018.

October 11, 2017

MBTA Replacing Elevators at Tufts Medical Center Station Beginning Monday, October 16

The $8 million replacement project begins next week.

October 2, 2017

MBTA Finishes FY17 with Lowest Core Operating Expense Growth in 15 Years and a 65 Percent Reduction in Operating Deficit Compared to FY16

This was achieved through active management of headcount, tightening of internal controls around the purchase of materials and services spending, taking advantage of lower interest rates, and other cost control initiatives.

September 27, 2017

MBTA Sustainability Bond Issuance Met by Strong Investor Demand

In a first for any public agency in the United States, the MBTA this week issued $370.3 million of Sustainability Bonds.

September 26, 2017

Buses to Replace Red Line Service Between Park and Kendall/MIT Stations on Weekends Beginning September 30

Shuttle service will accommodate the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Shuttle buses will continue on most weekends through Sunday, December 17.