Monday, April 8, 2013
The $1 billion contract to operate the Boston’s commuter rail system is the largest contract in state history.
One company might soon stand alone in a bidding race for a $1 billion commuter rail transit service contract. Keolis America Inc. is reportedly ready to drop out of the bidding because the MBTA is withholding key information including labor costs, according to Boston.com. The only other group to submit a bid, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail, already operates the system. A Keolis official has accused MBTA of withholding information on purpose to force them to back out, according to Boston.com. Over 70,000 riders use the commuter rail every day. A Mass Bay Commuter Rail spokesman told Boston.com they have supplied Keolis with 10 gigabytes of information on the system, calling Kelios’ accusations “false, inflammatory and quite frankly …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Authorities expect to be clear from the scene soon.
Commuter rail trains to and from the Acton stations are experiencing 45-60 delays due to a "police investigation," according to the MBTA Transit Police blog. According to the MBTA Police, a train on Fitchburg-South Acton line struck and killed a male tresspasser near mile marker 24 at around 3:55 p.m. Transit Police are investigating the incident. The man was described as being about 20-25 years-old and was struck by an inbound train. Specifically, trains 468 inbound and 467 outbound are delayed. First responders should be clear form the scene soon, according to an MBTA spokesman. Police in Concord confimed the incident occurred in Acton, and police in Acton deferred comment to transit officials.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Commuters should stay tuned to news outlets and T alerts for updates on service.
Although tonight's storm will likely bring a mix of rain and snow to the Acton area, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad is making sure local stations are prepared. According to a press release issued Wednesday evening, the MBCR is deploying engineering crews to all commuter rail stations to clear snow and salt walkways. The MBCR said in the press release it is not anticipating any delays, but commuters should stay tuned to local media outlets, the MBTA website and MBTA's T-Alerts for updates on service. In addition, the MBCR urges commuters to be careful while boarding and exiting trains tonight and during the morning commute Thursday. The following is a press release issued by the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad: In preparation…