In 1631, the Court of Assistance sponsored a private ferry system between Shawmut and Charleston.
In 1793, the first stagecoach from Boston to Cambridge opened, followed by the Omnibus, and a horsecar on rails in 1856.
In collaboration with visual interpretation service Aira, The MBTA is launching a pilot for AccessAI. Through the Aira app, blind or low-vision users can connect with highly-trained sighted agents who communicate visual information about the user’s surrounding environment—live and on-demand.
The first electric streetcar arrived in 1889, and its route is now a part of the green line.
North America’s first subway tunnel came in 1897 with the Tremont street Subway.
The MBTA, or the “T,” was voted into law on August 3, 1964, becoming the first combined regional transit system in the U.S., serving 78 municipalities in the Greater Boston area.
The Department of System-Wide Accessibility released its latest roundup of current MBTA access initiatives. The report provides descriptions and updates for over 60 projects aimed at improving accessibility throughout the system.