MBTA readies public for yard expansion project

As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation team will hold a virtual pre-construction public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss work to be completed at Codman Yard.

Bells & Whistles—WMATA not ready to fix rail due to rail car wheel issue

The top news stories we were following the week ending Sept. 23.

MBTA does five years’ worth of rail improvements in 30 days; addresses FTA Special Directive

The MBTA announced that service on the Orange Line and Green Line Union Square resumed on Sept. 19.


Closure of MBTA Green Line D Branch planned for infrastructure upgrades

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, the Green Line D Branch will close for three nine-day, full-access closures.

Watch: MBTA releases video of work being executed on Orange Line

MBTA’s Orange Line is now 69% complete

MBTA Orange Line work reaches halfway mark

The MBTA has announced that 50% of the work taking place along the Orange Line during the 30-day closure is complete.

MBTA set to replace Commercial Street Bridge

The MBTA’s Capital Delivery Bridge & Structures team will replace the Commercial Street Bridge in Lynn, Mass. from Sept. 16-20.

MBTA has been responding to FTA’s safety concerns, but more work is on the horizon

The MBTA launched the Quality, Compliance, and Oversight Office to address the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) findings contained in the Safety Management Inspection report.


FTA hands MBTA another list of needed safety changes

Following a safety inspection of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail transit system, the U.S. DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a report of findings and informed both MBTA and the state agency in charge of its oversight—the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)—of needed safety changes that are in addition to directives FTA announced in June.

MBTA Orange Line shutdown began on Monday – how did it go?

RT&S recently reported on the month-long shut down of the Orange Line, which began on Monday, Aug. 22.

MBTA Green Line work continues to chug along

The MBTA has announced that Green Line E Branch service resumed earlier than previously scheduled following the successful completion of track and Green Line Train Protection System (GLTPS) work during a 16-day closure along the line.

MBTA Green Line Extension Medford Branch to open soon

The MBTA announced that the Medford Branch of the Green Line Extension (GLX) is anticipated to open in late November.

MBTA Orange Line work, planned for next month, to be rescheduled

Last week, the MBTA rescheduled work that was set to begin this past weekend.


MBTA completes 12-day full-access closure on Green Line C branch

As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation team has successfully completed the 12-day full-access closure on the Green Line C Branch, delivering critical safety and dependability improvements across the branch.

114-year-old rail bridge in Mass. marked for demolition, replacement

The Comeau Bridge in Haverhill, Mass., now has its days numbered.

Bells & Whistles—Crumbling rail bridge feeds crumbling relationship

The top news stories RT&S was following this week.

MBTA makes prompt response to FTA safety concerns

On July 14, the MBTA reported on its progress to address ongoing safety concerns raised during a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Safety Management Inspection (SMI) last month.

MBTA crews finish Green Line B Branch work, shift to C Branch

As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation team has completed the 12-day closure on the Green Line B Branch, accomplishing infrastructure work that will improve safety and reliability on the line.

Red Line Ashmont Branch and Mattapan Line improvement work to take place July 16

The news wire has been filled with reports about transit systems substituting bus service for rail service so that repair, replacement, and upgrades can be completed on rail transit lines. The MBTA has announced another project where buses will replace trains while work is being done.


MBTA will improve signal and control systems over next several months

MBTA will be working on the railroad this summer.