Monday, March 18, 2013
State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said at a hearing last week that the 75 double-decker coaches are “severely late,” but they will be worth the wait.
In 2008, the MBTA bought 75 new commuter rail cars from Korean-based Hyundai Rotem, in 2013, the MBTA is still waiting for the cars to be delivered. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey said at a statehouse oversight committee hearing Tuesday the state is still waiting on 75 double-decker coaches for the commuter rail. The MBTA bought the coaches in 2008 from Korean company Hyundai Rotem. “They are late, severely late,” Davey said. He added, however, that MBTA engineers are satisfied with the quality of the cars. Philadelphia and Los Angeles are in front of Boston in terms of waiting for the cars, but transit engineers in both cities are satisfied with the cars as well, Davey said. “At this point while…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Plan your trip home accordingly
If you braved the elements and took the T to work this morning, pack up your stuff now: The MBTA will shut down service at 2 p.m. due to severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. According to the T website, the service suspension includes subway, bus and commuter rail service. Ferry service had already been suspended earlier in the day. The Ride remains open but users are "strongly encouraged" to call the contractor for their area to see if service is available.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The MBTA is developing an app for commuters' Smartphones
Calling all commuters: The MBTA is planning on making your commute easier by making an app to let riders buy tickets in advanced, according to CBS Boston. The T is asking for help from commuters in developing this app, asking riders to sign up for email alerts, which will give updates on this project and, eventually, ask riders to try out the early version of this app once the program goes public. The MBTA has been steadily working on smartphone apps for iPhone and Andriod devices to help riders get where they are going more efficiently. Here are a whole slew of apps designed to make riders experience easier. What do you think? Do you want an app to pay for commuter rail tickets? Would you be more likely to ride the train if it was easier …