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January 18, 2022

MBTA Launches New Online Youth Pass Application

The new secure online application makes it fast, simple, and easy to apply for the Youth Pass Program online, and is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Portuguese. Online applications are anticipated to be expanded to the MBTA’s other free and reduced fare programs in 2022.

January 11, 2022

Newly Renovated Brookline Hills Station Is Open

The Green Line station is fully accessible.

January 9, 2022

MBTA Customers Asked to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Commuting Time during Upcoming Cold Winter Weather

With frigid temperatures, wind gusts, and icy conditions predicted for Monday night through Wednesday morning, the MBTA is urging its customers to plan ahead and allow for some extra time in their commutes.

January 5, 2022

Test Track and Vehicle Testing Facility to Be Used for New Red Line Cars

When hundreds of new Red Line cars are shipped from Springfield to Boston, they will be commissioned using the recently completed $22 million Red Line Test Track and Vehicle Testing Facility, built as part of the Red Line Transformation Program.

December 23, 2021

Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project: Rockport Commuter Rail Service Restoration Expected May 2022

Single-track service over the Gloucester Drawbridge is expected to be restored by May 2022, allowing Commuter Rail service to resume to Gloucester and Rockport Stations. While replacement construction continues, the disruption in service has provided an opportunity to accelerate other projects planned for the Rockport Line that would have required service interruptions later in 2022.

December 23, 2021

MBTA Wins National Award from TransitCenter for Excellence in Transit Priority Design

The MBTA, in partnership with Boston, Malden, Revere, Lynn, Somerville, Brookline, and MassDOT, earned the prestigious honor from TransitCenter for “Best Transit Street Upgrades.”

December 16, 2021

MBTA Board Approves Contract with Boston Carmen’s Union (Local 589)

“This contract acknowledges the invaluable contributions of thousands of MBTA employees charged with providing safe and reliable service on a daily basis,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the Authority's unionized employees. The successful contract negotiations reflect our joint desire to maintain and grow a workforce that will allow the MBTA to deliver the levels of service necessary to meet ridership demands, today and in the future.”

December 15, 2021

MBTA Celebrates Completion of Chelsea Commuter Rail Station

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak were today joined by community leaders to celebrate the completion of the new, multimodal, $37.7 million Chelsea Station. Newburyport/Rockport Line riders can now experience boarding via fully accessible high-level platforms and improved station elements with easy connections to the Silver Line 3 (SL3).

December 10, 2021

MBTA Completes Green Line D Branch Track and Signal Replacement Project, Bringing Safer, More Reliable Service to D Branch Riders

This project began in June 2018 as part of Green Line Transformation program with the goal of improving track conditions and signal efficiency while also reducing the overall risk of maintenance delays and need for repairs. Since June 2018, 25,000 feet of track on the D Branch have been replaced between Riverside and Beaconsfield Stations as well as 6.5 miles of signals.

December 7, 2021

Winter Service Changes in Effect on December 19, 2021

These schedule changes are aimed at preserving access and quality of service for transit-critical communities, providing service for returning riders, and supporting new travel patterns.