Presently there are six electric vehicle charging stations at Alewife station, five under construction at Braintree, and 17 more to be completed by the end of 2012. These charging stations will give customers who drive to the station in electric vehicles an opportunity to charge their cars.
The MBTA has two Pedal & Park Facilities at Alewife station and one at Forest Hill station. Pedal & Park are high quality bike storage facilities with locks and security cameras that provide a very secure space for customers who arrive by bike to store their bicycle. There are six new cages being constructed for the summer/fall completion this year and an additional six by the end of 2013.
Over the past year the MBTA has worked with software developers to create a number of Smartphone apps for riders to easily access up-to-the-minute information about subways and buses. These apps provide customers with real time information on next vehicle arrival, station locations, trip planning and other useful information to help riders access the system.