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May 23, 2018

MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings

The program is focused on making improvements to the existing bus network through operational changes, targeted capital investments, and stakeholder partnerships.

May 23, 2018

Weekend MBTA Ferry Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Commuter ferry service will be available between Hingham, Hull, George's Island, and Boston, beginning Saturday, May 26., 2018.

May 21, 2018

Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins June 9

This pilot program will be offered every weekend June 9 - September 2, 2018.

May 21, 2018

Worcester Line Weekend Bus Replacement for 11 Weekends Begins May 26

Weekend bus shuttles will run between Worcester and Framingham Stations May 26 – June 17 and between Framingham and Wellesley Farm Stations June 23 – August 5.

May 14, 2018

MassDOT Draft Capital Investment Plan Update Public Meetings

This program covers long-term highway, aeronautics, rail, and transit investments.

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.