MBTA Study of Future Needs of Commuter Rail

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MBTA Study of Future Needs of Commuter Rail

Postby StefanW » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:41 am

Sounds promising. I hope there's lots of opportunities for public involvement / input.

http://mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442458205

MassDOT Press Office wrote:The MBTA is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) tomorrow, June 16, to study and identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements as part of the MBTA's Commuter Rail Vision. The MBTA already has a future planning exercise underway for bus, subway, and ferry, which is known as Focus40.
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Re: MBTA Study of Future Needs of Commuter Rail

Postby BandA » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 pm

http://mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=6442458205
The MBTA Commuter Rail system is one of the largest in the nation, operating fourteen Commuter Rail lines that serve fifty cities and towns with a fleet of eighty-two locomotives and 421 coaches. The MBTA's Commuter Rail represents a significant share of the MBTA's infrastructure and assets with nine percent of MBTA passenger trips occurring on the Commuter Rail at approximately 122,000 daily passenger trips on an average weekday.
CR is only 9% of MBTA? I think we already know why commuter rail has stagnated. Focus needs to be on fixing the existing lines & services.
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