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MBTA Design Standard Documents

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Guidelines for Designing Barrier – Free Transportation Facilities

Guide-to-Access.Section1 (pdf file 7.5 MB)
Guide-to-Access.Section2 (pdf file 3 MB)

Guide Specifications for Structural Design of Rapid Transit and Light Rail Structures

Guide Specifications for Structural Design of Rapid Transit and Light Rail Structures (pdf file 1.1 MB)

Manual of Guidelines and Standards – Guidelines and Principles Revised 1977

Manual-of-Guidelines.Section1 (pdf file 8.5 MB)
Manual-of-Guidelines.Section2 (pdf file 9.3 MB)
Manual-of-Guidelines.Section3 (pdf file 9.6 MB)

Guidelines for Load Rating MBTA Transit Bridges

Guidelines for Load Rating MBTA Transit Bridges (pdf file 3.1 MB)

Track Maintenance and Safety Standards: Blue, Orange and Red Lines – Revised 2005

Track Maintenance and Safety Standards: Blue, Orange and Red Lines – Revised 2005 (pdf file 9 MB)

Track Maintenance and Safety Standards: Green Line – Light Rail Transit

Track Maintenance and Safety Standards: Green Line – Light Rail Transit (pdf file 2.3 MB)


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