MBTA Maintenance Facility Technical Tour

Join YPT Boston on a technical tour of one of the MBTA's primary maintenance facilities! MBTA employees will take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orange Line Carhouse at Wellington. You'll see how the maintenance team overhauls and repairs train components, fabrication and manufacturing of parts for trains, and the repairing of train structure and car-body components. Over 130 trades people - from blacksmiths to electricians - work together to keep our heavy and light rail subway lines running. Cool!

Please meet at 9:45AM in the parking lot of Kelly’s Roast Beef next to the Wellington station stop. Additional details may be provided in an email to attendees a day or two before the event.

The tour is limited to 15 attendees and is for YPT Members only. If you aren't a member, join today for just $20 (annual fee) by registering for this event! (Memberships are non-refundable.) All proceeds will support future YPT events. If you're not sure of your membership status, please go to "My YPT" and login to your account to find that information.

Lunch & Learn: Conceptual Boston-Montreal Overnight Train

Making time disappear while you are dining or comfortably sleeping on the train: this is the concept for the proposed train-hotel that will offer passengers the unique opportunity of overnight travel between major population centers in Canada and the U.S. Two routes are proposed. One train will run between Montreal and New York City. A second train will also serve the beaches of Maine and the city of Boston. François Rebello, who has been elected to the Quebec Parliament, is the entrepreneur behind the project and will be speaking at YPT's latest Lunch & Learn on Thursday, July 24. Note that the time will be 12:30-1:30 PM, which is slightly different from previous lunches. François will discuss the concept, timeline, and his planning efforts so far. Feedback from all transportation enthusiasts welcome!

Please join us to hear from François; free light lunch provided to those who RSVP of course!


MassDOT Big Dig Technical Tour

Wednesday, June 25, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM | 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Join YPT Boston on a technical tour with MassDOT as your guide! Learn about some of Boston's amazing transportation infrastructure on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:30 AM. Attendees will be transported to each site, and MassDOT officials will provide narration throughout the tour. Additional details will be sent to attendees before the day of the event. The tour includes:
• Charlestown Bus Yard (MBTA Bus Simulator)
• Intake/exhaust systems and power systems for the Central Artery/Tunnels
• MassDOT Highway Operations Center (HOC)
• MBTA Operations Control Center
The tour will begin at 10 Park Plaza and last until about 1:30 PM. The day will include a presentation about the complex construction methods used during the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (the Big Dig), a discussion of current maintenance and operations procedures of the artery/tunnels, and a look at the many ITS system used by MassDOT. The tour will return to 10 Park Plaza when finished.

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