Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The MBTA launched a wireless internet program at some locations and on certain cars in 2008. The transit system is now looking for a sponsor to upgrade the product at no cost to the T.
The MBTA wants to upgrade its wireless Internet service, but without spending precious tax dollars. The Boston area transit system is seeking sponsorship proposals to provide upgraded wi-fi service on commuter rail cars, ferries and select commuter rail stations, according to an MBTA press statement in early March. “The MBTA’s goal is to upgrade the current WIFI service to a system wide, state of the art standard, at no cost to the MBTA and its riders,” the statement says. The sponsorship opportunity would provide the sponsor with marketing rights such as “signage and advertising in commuter rail stations, cars and ferry facilities; corporate presence on MBTA commuter rail system maps and schedules; control of a WIFI landing page; links …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Passes cost $100 for the quarter beginning April 1 and ending June 30. Residents are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
Quarterly parking passes for the Sharon Commuter Rail station are set to go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, according to the Sharon town website. The passes will cover the period from April 1 through June 30. Sales will take place through a link on the town website starting Thursday. Passes cost $100 for the quarter. "We always encourage residents to purchase their quarterly passes as early as they possibly can due to limited parking spaces," the announcement stated this week. For more information, call 781-784-1525, ext. 2314. Residents who have received a parking ticket at the railroad station and have questions should contact the Sharon treasurer's office at 781-784-1500, ext. 1200.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Franklin, Providence/Stoughton and Needham Lines are affected.
Riders of the MBTA Commuter Rail's Franklin, Providence/Stoughton and Needham lines will experience brief delays Monday morning due to downed wires, according to a report on MyFoxBoston.com. Delays of up to one hour are expected Monday morning, with MBTA officials saying the delays are a result of portions of the Amtrak's overhead wires falling down.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
All subway, bus and commuter rail lines will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The MBTA has announced its holiday season schedule. Some highlights include: Walpole
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The move comes one day after 49 state legislators asked the agency to reconsider its plans to add $3 for all tickets purchased aboard trains.
Commuter rail passengers won't all face a $3 surcharge when buying tickets aboard trains after all. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced today it has modified that policy, which was to start on July 1. Instead, the surcharge will apply only on inbound fares from stations selling tickets, and on outbound fares "from South Station, Back Bay or North Station or Zone 1A stations with ticket sales," Massachusetts Department of Transportation Legislative Director Jefferson Smith told state legislators and their staff in an e-mail today. Wednesday, 49 legislators asked the MBTA to reconsider its plan to apply the surcharge to all commuter rail tickets purchased on trains, regardless of whether the station sold tickets. The …
Friday, May 20, 2011
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