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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Contract extension granted to Boston’s MBTA commuter rail firm

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority approved a two-year contract extension for Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., the firm that operates the T. This is the second contract extension granted to the firm and allows operation of the T until July 2013 at a combined cost of $559.7 for the final two years.

The contract extension also came with promises from the firm's officials to build on service improvements made over the past year. In addition to improved performance and additional money for maintenance of the commuter fleet, passengers can expect to see a new system offering real-time information on train arrivals and wireless Internet access on every train.