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Metropolitan Transit Authority

Transportation Company - Metropolitan Transit Authority - Railroad
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Company NameMetropolitan Transit Authority
Final Year of Operation1964
Successor/ParentMBTA (Details)
CountryUnited States (Details)
Source of TextBluford Shops
Text Credit URLLink
Transportation Company - Metropolitan Transit Authority - Railroad

Company History: This “MTA” took over the streetcar, interurban and bus services of the Boston Elevated Railway. At the dawn of the 1950s, MTA operated a bit over 200 miles of route. At this time, they had 609 streetcars (over half of which were PCC cars) and 503 subway/elevated cars. The line was reorganized in 1964 as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA.)
Successor/Parent History:
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (abbreviated MBTA and known colloquially as "the T") is the public agency responsible for operating most public transportation services in Greater Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier modes of public transportation in Boston were independently owned and operated; many were first folded into a single agency with the formation of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in 1947. The MTA was replaced in 1964 with the present-day MBTA, which was established as an individual department within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before becoming a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in 2009.

The MBTA and Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) are the only U.S. transit agencies that operate all five major types of terrestrial mass transit vehicles: light rail vehicles (the Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed and Green Lines); heavy rail trains (the Blue, Orange, and Red Lines); regional rail trains (the Commuter Rail); electric trolleybuses (the Silver Line); and motor buses (MBTA Bus).[ In 2016, the system averaged 1,277,200 passengers per weekday, of which the subway averaged 552,500 and the light-rail lines 226,500, making it the fourth-busiest subway system and the busiest light rail system in the United States.

The MBTA is the largest consumer of electricity in Massachusetts, and the second-largest land owner (after the Department of Conservation and Recreation). In 2007, its CNG bus fleet was the largest consumer of alternative fuels in the state. The MBTA operates an independent law enforcement agency, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police.

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Item created by: gdm on 2020-11-08 18:20:22

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