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  • MBTA Officers to Carry Narcan - Boston magazine (blog)
    on October 19, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Boston magazine (blog)MBTA Officers to Carry NarcanBoston magazine (blog)MBTA Superintendent Richard Sullivan told the Herald that there has been an uptick in overdose calls on the T, and though not all are related to opioids, there was a 41.5 percent increase in medical emergencies on T property between 2015 and 2016.MA: T Cops to Carry OD-Halting DrugMassTransitMag.com (press release) (blog)all 2 news articles » […]

  • CRRC unveils new MBTA car - RailwayAge Magazine
    on October 19, 2017 at 11:43 am

    CRRC unveils new MBTA carRailwayAge MagazineThe ceremony attended by CRRC, government and MBTA officials at the builder's Changchun, China manufacturing facility marked the occasion of the first Chinese railcar builder to enter the U.S. rail car manufacturing market. Dignitaries took a ... […]

  • MBTA, NJ Transit advance PTC plans - Progressive Rail Roading
    on October 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Progressive Rail RoadingMBTA, NJ Transit advance PTC plansProgressive Rail RoadingThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on Saturday will finish installing positive train control (PTC) infrastructure on the Needham commuter-rail line. The work is wrapping up one month earlier than scheduled, MBTA officials said in a ... […]

  • MBTA's new subway cars made in China headed to Mass. next month - WCVB Boston
    on October 19, 2017 at 6:53 am

    WCVB BostonMBTA's new subway cars made in China headed to Mass. next monthWCVB BostonChangchun Railway Vehicles Company will send the pilot cars to Boston for testing on Nov. 18, the company said Thursday. Advertisement. Related Content. New Orange Line cars on the move. "These state-of-the-art vehicles provide improved passenger ...New MBTA subway cars are rolling, in ChinaBoston Business JournalNew MBTA Train Cars Being Shipped From China Next MonthCBS Boston / WBZall 4 news articles » […]

  • Why the spike in MBTA train deaths? And what is Massachusetts doing about it? - MassLive.com
    on October 19, 2017 at 6:39 am

    MassLive.comWhy the spike in MBTA train deaths? And what is Massachusetts doing about it?MassLive.comThe rash of incidents does not conform to previous patterns of pedestrian struck on commuter train lines in Massachusetts. In fact it exceeds it -- by a lot, according to the MBTA, which records train deaths by fiscal year. Since July 1, 11 have died ... […]

  • MBTA to fix Annisquam bridge - Eagle-Tribune
    on October 18, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Eagle-TribuneMBTA to fix Annisquam bridgeEagle-TribuneJ.F. White Contracting Company will take down and replace the old drawbridge, named the most dangerous throughout the MBTA system in a 2010 safety study under a contract approved by the MBTA's fiscal Management Control Board. The project has been ... […]

  • MBTA launches new commuter boat to serve South Shore - The Patriot Ledger
    on October 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    The Patriot LedgerMBTA launches new commuter boat to serve South ShoreThe Patriot LedgerThe MBTA has added a new 150-passenger catamaran, the Champion, to its commuter boat service between Hull and Hingham and Boston. The ferry has flat-screen passenger information systems, wheelchair positions, a concession stand and luggage ...and more » […]

  • MBTA says Needham Line construction will finish a month early - The Boston Globe
    on October 17, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    MBTA says Needham Line construction will finish a month earlyThe Boston GlobeCrews have been working to install Positive Train Control, a federally mandated safety control system that automatically reduces train speeds when needed, on all commuter rail lines, the MBTA said in a statement. The system works to reduce train ... […]

  • Cell service on the MBTA restored after outage - The Boston Globe
    on October 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Cell service on the MBTA restored after outageThe Boston GlobeCell service was unavailable on the T after an InSite Wireless Group transfer switch failed, leaving passengers across the MBTA's subways and tunnels without service for much of the Tuesday morning commute. Service went down around 6:30 a.m., the ... […]

  • With factory tour, Baker points to progress at MBTA - The Boston Globe
    on October 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    With factory tour, Baker points to progress at MBTAThe Boston GlobeIt was a big week for Red and Orange Line passengers who are anxiously awaiting new cars. On Tuesday, the T shared video of new Orange Line cars running along track in China. Also this week, the company building those trains — the Chinese ... […]