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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. Some routes are for transport within the city; others bring passengers from surrounding areas to stops on the rail lines (commuter or subway) of the MBTA. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ...


The MBTA also operates bus rapid transit service; see the Silver Line article for more information. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a relatively new umbrella term for urban mass transportation services utilizing buses to perform premium services on existing roadways or dedicated rights-of-way. ... The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit Line, running from Dudley Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with planned extensions to South Boston and Logan Airport in East Boston. ...


The MBTA has a policy objective to provide transit service within walking distance, defined as 1/4 mile, for all residents living in areas with population densities greater than 5,000 people per square mile. Much of this service is provided by bus. A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Vehicles

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Two MBTA trackless trolleybuses, one old and one new, by Cambridge Common in Cambridge.

The MBTA uses trackless trolleys, dual mode buses, compressed-natural gas-powered buses, and conventional diesel buses. The MBTA is replacing replacement of two-thirds of its bus fleet with low-floor buses that have wheelchair ramps and audio/visual announcement technology. See MBTA accessibility. Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... An articulated trolleybus in Arnhem A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... A dual mode bus is a bus that can run on power from two different sources, typically electricity from overhead wires and some fossil fuel. ... Natural gas - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Diesel is a product used as a fuel in a diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel, and perfected by Charles F. Kettering. ... Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accessibility As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ...

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site (http://www.mbta.com/))
Red Line Alewife - Ashmont / Braintree -- Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: Ashmont - Mattapan
Green Line Lechmere - Boston College (B) / Cleveland Circle (C) / Riverside (D) / Heath Street (E)
Orange Line Oak Grove - Forest Hills -- Charlestown Elevated - Atlantic Avenue Elevated - Washington Street Elevated
Blue Line Wonderland - Bowdoin
Buses Silver Line: Dudley - Downtown Crossing; South Station - various points ---- List - Crosstown buses - Former streetcars - Key routes - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail Greenbush - Plymouth/Kingston - Middleborough/Lakeville - Fairmount - Attleborough/Stoughton - Franklin - Needham - Framingham/Worcester - Fitchburg - Lowell - Haverhill/Reading - Newburyport/Rockport

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line The Red Line is the newest of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Rindge Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local transportation hub. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont Station. ... The Green Line is one of the four MBTA subway lines in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... The Boston College stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line B branch. ... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... The Heath Street stop along South Hutington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ... Forest Hills Station an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railways Main Line (now the Orange Line... The Blue Line is one of the four subway lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit Line, running from Dudley Square in Roxbury, Massachusetts to downtown Boston, Massachusetts, with planned extensions to South Boston and Logan Airport in East Boston. ... Former elevated configuration (Orange Line in red, streetcar loops in blue) Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... South Station front entrance. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... Lines remaining in 1953 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts and its inner suburbs. ... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ... MBTA Commuter Rail Lines The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ...

See also

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... Lines remaining in 1953 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts and its inner suburbs. ... In early 2005 the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority considered adding 15 key bus routes to its subway maps. ...

External links

  • MBTA bus schedules (http://www.mbta.com/traveling_t/schedules_buses.asp)

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Health & Disabilities Unit > Complaint (8678 words)
The MBTA is a public entity within the meaning of Title II of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. §12131(1) and is subject to the provisions of Subpart B of Title II, 42 U.S.C. §§12141 et seq., in that it provides public transportation services including paratransit, bus, rapid transit, and commuter rail services.
Cancemi experienced with the MBTA is that the bus drivers are not often able to secure her chair properly.
Cancemi has given the MBTA detailed information such as: the time, date, or number of bus, but she does not get a reply or report or anything to tell her that something was done to address the problems she encountered.
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