The MBTA is holding a number of meetings to support the better bus project.
Here are a map, chart and table that provide an interactive view of real-time data for MBTA buses that you may use to explore the recent performance of various bus routes.
The MBTA recently released the 2014 Blue Book – a compendium of statistics, facts and figures about MBTA service systemwide. In light of recent conversations about bus capacity in Watertown, I decided to take a closer look at the statistics in the new Blue Book for routes serving Watertown: Watertown is currently served by 10 […]
Last month I posted a table of bus performance statistics for routes in Senator Brownsberger’s district. An sharp eyed constituent noticed that the 70/70a lagged behind its counterparts in on-time performance. I assumed that the extraordinary length (10 miles for the 70 and over 13 miles for the 70a) of the routes, negatively impacted its […]
All of the above data was culled from the MBTA’s Route Performance Indicators. You can view see a set of statistics for all bus routes here. The ridership counts are estimates based on a survey conducted in the fall of 2010 using Automated Passenger Counters and manual counts, not fare box information. Terminology: Route Type […]
The Watertown Town Council has transmitted a letter to the MBTA expressing concerns and offering collaboration for service improvement. Letter to MBTA, 03-20-2014 Representatives Hecht and Lawn and I have been in close contact with the Town Council. In addition to 71 and 73 issues, the council is also concerned about the 70 and the […]