"Along with our partner, Barletta, we are honored to have been selected by MBTA
to contribute to the increase in capacity and reliability of Boston's Red and Orange lines," said Jerome Wallut, Alstom's senior vice president in North America.
Most notably, the MBTA
was passed in 1918, which implemented and expanded beyond the provisions of the Canada Treaty.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) revealed on Tuesday that a joint venture (JV) led by it has been selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA
), as the design-build team for the estimated USD2bn Green Line Light Rail Extension in Boston.
Privatizing segments of the Boston area's public transit operations obscures a key fact that no one in the Bay State transportation sector disputes, no matter what their political leanings: The MBTA
's modest cost savings will not solve the authority's decades-long cycles of underfunding, austerity budgets, and underinvestment that have made traveling around the region by bus, subway, or commuter rail an existential ordeal for riders.
In response to the MBTA
's actions, PalAd developed the new billboard trailer, featuring enormous photographs of imprisoned Palestinian children and the simple message: "Stolen Generations: After 50 years of occupation, Palestinians should be free." The billboard will be seen in downtown Boston, Back Bay, Central Square, and other high visibility locations throughout the spring and summer.
The agreement will enhance the MBTA
's existing mobile-ticketing system, making the fare collection process easier and more efficient for both commuter rail riders and the MBTA
The program was developed by a working group of MassDOT, MBTA
, youth advocates, and municipal partners who met for 8 months to discuss the transportation access needs identified by the youth.
Good intentions are one thing, but these individuals, who are ultimately responsible for operations of the MBTA
, have fallen far short of public expectations.
“Transit Police are always looking for new tools to empower riders and keep the system safe,” said MBTA
Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan.
This is because the MBTA
is a strict liability statute in relevant part,
is looking into a $5.2 billion financial hole, for the 2010 Fiscal Year, a depth that includes 190 million deficit dollars.