Thursday, February 7, 2008

MBTA Board Votes on Commuter Rail Improvements

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Board of Directors meet today. On the docket - plans by the T to replace the aging single-level cars with new bi-level cars. The T is requesting 75 of the double-decker cars, to be placed into full service by 2012 at a cost of $190 million. Read more about this in today's BostonNOW.

The Salem News is reporting that the MBTA will spend $1.6-1.8 million to fix the railroad bridge that links Beverly to Salem on the Newburyport and Rockport lines.

Finally, this article from The Ipswich Chronicle details how the poor performance of the commuter rail can impact people dependent on commuter rail riders to purchase goods and services.

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